Recent News from CFE

January 31st, 2013 by June

Mark Green is co-Principle Investigator on a $50,000 NSF grant, “US-Japan Joint Seminar on Responses of Catchment Hydrology and Forest Biogeochemistry to Climatic and Environmental Change.” This project will support a joint US-Japan meeting on catchment hydrology and biogeochemistry on March 7-11, 2013 in Hawaii.

On November 11, 2012, Shannon Rogers successfully completed the year-long Environmental Leadership Program(ELP) and graduated into the Senior Fellow’s class.  ELP’s mission is to support visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP catalyzes change by providing talented individuals early in their careers with the support and guidance they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes, and rise to new leadership positions. On November 14th, Shannon participated in one of her first activities as a Senior Fellow by co-hosting a webinar on Ecological Economics.

Recent publications by CFE faculty include:

  • Burchsted, Denise and Daniels, Melinda D. (2013) Classification of the alterations of beaver dams to headwater streams in northeastern Connecticut, U.S.A. Geomorphology.
  • Yanai, Ruth D.; Levine, Carrie R.; Green, Mark B.; and Campbell, John L. (2012) Quantifying Uncertainty in Forest Nutrient Budgets. Journal of Forestry. 110(8), pp. 448-456.

Several people from CFE recently gave presentations:

  • Lisa Doner presented an invited paper “Tracing the source of the signal – exploring the potential for watershed monitoring to explain variation in sedimentary records.” at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC, Nov. 4–7, 2012, in a session on Lake Systems Through Space and Time. Co-authors on the paper, in order, are Christina Maki (recent ESP/CFE MS graduate), Mark Green, and current ESP/CFE graduate student, Benjamin Bolaski.
  • On November 7th , Shannon Rogers gave a presentation, along with Richard Howarth of Dartmouth, at the EPSCoR all hands meeting about the research they are doing as part of the ecosystem services component of the Ecosystems & Society project.  Shannon outlined the watershed ecosystem services work she is doing in New Hampshire.
  • Graduate student Ashley Hyde presented a poster, “Using Specific Electrical Conductance to Compare Rainfall Runoff in NH Urban and Rural Catchments,” at the EPSCoR All Hands Meeting on November 7, 2012. Co-authors were Mark Green and Errin Volitis.
  • On November 15, 2012, Lisa Doner presented results of her research team’s work on the sediment history of the Ossipee lakes as part of the Green Mountain Conservation Group’s community presentation at Chocorua Village. This is an ongoing partnership with the Green Mountain Conservation Group, PSU, UNH and Ossipee region communities to assess water quality issues associated with population growth and development.

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January 9th, 2013 by Michael

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