Dr. Bird will be presenting a seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 pm in room 4102 (Science Center). His talk is entitled Dynamics of fire-derived black carbon in forest soils: linking structure to biologically-mediated turnover rates. A reception will follow in the Student Lounge.
Research from our own Dr. Gregory O’Mullan was recently featured by SUM: an initiative that collaborates with colleagues throughout CUNY to make important academic work accessible to the public, and The CUNY Graduate Center.
Dr. Cecilia McHugh was recently featured in the Queens College 2019 Biennial Report for her years of research on sedimentation and oceanography. Professor McHugh has been all around the world studying core samples for some of the most important research regarding past earthquakes and tsunamis.
Please read her two page spread below or by clicking here. You can learn more about Cecilia McHugh and her research by clicking here.
Professor Gillian Stewart and her PhD student Yi Tang recently had their paper titled “Radionuclide Data from GEOTRACES Improve Particle Flux Estimates” featured as the Editors’ Highlight for the Biogeosciences section of EOS. In the paper, Dr. Stewart, Yi Tang, and the other authors present their findings of radioisotope data from the U.S. GEOTRACES expedition across the North Atlantic and discuss how this improves the understanding of the elemental budgets in the global ocean. The paper is a major synthesis of GEOTRACES findings over the last 10 years and presents this radioisotope data for the first time ever.
Research from a paper by Dr. Gregory O’Mullan, Dr. Jeffrey Bird, and lead author Dr. Brian Brigham was featured in the popular non-profit New York City focused news outlet City Limits. The article, titled New York’s Sewer Overflows Could be Contributing to Climate Change, explores the consequences of greenhouse gas emissions from combined sewer overflows.
Professor Gregory O’Mullan’s recent study examining sewage contamination in the Hudson River estuary was featured by the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). The study, titled Patterns of sediment-associated fecal indicator bacteria in an urban estuary: Benthic-pelagic coupling and implications for shoreline water quality, shows that sewage-born fecal bacteria occur in much higher quantities in near-shore sediments of the Hudson River than in the water itself.
The news article can be read here and the original study can be read here.
Professor Cecilia McHugh from the Queens College School of Earth and Environmental Sciences was named a 2018 Fellow of the Geological Society of America and received her certificate from the President at the Awards Ceremony in Indianapolis, Indiana.