Bärbel Hönisch Wins Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award From Columbia University

Bärbel Hönisch Wins Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award From Columbia University

Congratulations to Bärbel Hönisch for winning the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award from Columbia University.  Professor Barbel Honisch is the fifth Earth and Environmental Sciences professor to be honored with a this distiguished award....

Professor Joel E. Cohen & Professor Christopher Small Awarded Golden Goose Award

Professor Joel E. Cohen & Professor Christopher Small Awarded Golden Goose Award

For their visionary interdisciplinary research on the altitudes where people live, and their work's wide-ranging impacts on society, Drs. Joel E. Cohen and Christopher Small have been selected as the third winners of the 2015 Golden Goose Award.

Ruth Oliver
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Ruth
Oliver
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
Contact Information
Marine Biology
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US

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(845) 365-8150

<p>I am interested in understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of songbird breeding in arctic-boreal North America. My research leverages a variety of remote sensing tools to detect and understand migration in light of global change.</p>

Education
Master of Arts
Columbia University
05/2015
Bachelor of Arts
Claremont McKenna College
05/2013
Daniel Rasmussen
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Daniel
Rasmussen
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
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107 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8454

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(845) 365-8155

Fields of interest: 

Volcanology, Igneous Petrology, Geochemistry

I have broad interests in the fields of volcanism, magmatism, and tectonics. My work in these fields covers several topics that largely fit into two areas. First, I examine the P-T-X-t path of magmas prior to eruption, which I approach using solubility barometers, crystal-melt thermometers, and diffusion chronometers. Second, I investigate the origin and role of volatiles in magmatic systems. My favorite tool is melt inclusions, which provide a unique means for directly measuring the pre-eruptive volatile contents of mama. Central to my work is the chemical and textural analysis of macrocrysts, at both the individual crystal and population scales, and integrating my results with those of other disciplines (e.g., seismology, remote sensing).

Education
M. Phil. in Earth Science
Columbia University
2018
M.S. in Geology
New Mexico Tech
2014
B.S. with Honors in Geological Sciences
University of Oregon
2012
Natalie T. Boelman
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Natalie
T.
Boelman
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
Lecturer
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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6A Marine Biology
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8480

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(845) 365-8150

The main goals of my research are to better understand:

  • the ways in which the composition, physical structure, and phenology of Arctic vegetation are changing in response to climate change (Project websites: NASA: Forest-Tundra Ecotone, and, NASA: LiDAR and tundra shrubs)

  •  how these changes impact resident and migratory animals and in turn how animals mediate climate-induced change in the region (Project websites: NSF: TeamBird,  NASA: Animals on the Move, and NSF: TeamVole)

  • how near and remote-sensing techniques can be used to study dynamics in ecological form and function (see above projects)

 

 

Education
Ph.D. in Earth & Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
09/2004
M.A. in Earth & Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
06/2001
Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography
McGill University
1999
Victoria Diaz-Bonilla (former Senior Thesis student, DEES)
Elizabeth Tupper (former Senior Thesis student, Barnard College)
Adam Formica (current Senior Thesis student, DEES)
Lacey-Harris-Coble (current Senior Thesis student, E3B)
Case Prager (current PhD Student, E3B)
Jess Gersony (current Senior Thesis student, E3B)
Rebecca Gibson (current Senior Thesis student, E3B)
Selected Publications:
NDVI as a predictor of canopy arthropod biomass in the Alaskan arctic tundra, Sweet, S.; Asmus, A.; Rich, M.E.; Gough, L.; Wingfield, J.C.; Boelman, N.T. Ecological Applications (2015)
Greater deciduous shrub abundance extends the annual period of maximum tundra greenness and increases modeled net CO2 uptake, Sweet, S.; Griffin, K.L.; Steltzer, H.; Gough, L.; Boelman, N.T. Global Change Biology (2015)
Tall deciduous shrubs offset delayed start of growing season through rapid leaf development in the Alaskan arctic tundra, Sweet, S. K.; Gough, L.; Griffin, K. L.; Boelman, N. T. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 09/2014, Volume: 46, Issue: 3 p.: 16 (2014) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1657/1938-4246-46.3.682
Greater shrub dominance alters breeding habitat and food resources for migratory songbirds in Alaskan arctic tundra, Boelman, N.T., L.;Gough, J.C.,Wingfield; S., Goetz, A. Asmus; H.E., Chmura; J.S., Krause; J.H., Perez; S.K., Sweet; K.C., Guay Global Change Biology (2014)
Maximum photosynthetic electron transport decreases down slope in a small Arctic watershed, Griffin, K.L.; D.J. Epstein; Boelman, N.T. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, Volume: 45, Issue: 1 p.: 10 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1657/1938-4246-45.1.39
Arctic arthropod assemblages in habitats of differing shrub dominance, Rich, M.E.; L. Gough; Boelman, N.T. Ecography, Volume: 36 (2013) 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2012.00078.x
Urban heat island effect in New York City promotes growth in Northern red oak seedlings, Searle, S.Y.; M. H. Turnbull; Boelman, N.T.; William S.F. Schuster; Dan Yakir; and K.L. Griffin. Tree Physiology, Volume: 32, Issue: 4 p.: 11 (2012) 10.1093/treephys/tps027
Does NDVI reflect variation in the structural attributes associated with increasing shrub dominance in arctic tundra?, Boelman, N.T., Gough, L., McLaren, J.R., Greaves, H. Environmental Research Letters, Volume: 6 (2011)
Understanding burn severity sensing in Arctic tundra: Exploring vegetation indices, sub-optimal assessment timing and the impact of increasing pixel size, Boelman, N.T., Rocha, A.V. and Shaver, G.R. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume: iFirst p.: 1-24 (2011)
Multi-trophic invasion resistance in Hawaii: Bioacoustics, field surveys, and airborne remote sensing, Boelman, N. T.; Asner, G. P.; Hart, P. J.; Martin, R. E. Ecological Applications Dec, Volume: 17, Issue: 8 p.: 2137-2144 (2007)
Inter-annual variability of NDVI in response to long-term warming and fertilization in wet sedge and tussock tundra, Boelman, N. T.; Stieglitz, M.; Griffin, K. L.; Shaver, G. R. Oecologia May, Volume: 143, Issue: 4 p.: 588-597 (2005) DOI 10.1007/s00442-005-0012-9
Photosynthesis and reflectance indices for rainforest species in ecosystems undergoing progression and retrogression along a soil fertility chronosequence in New Zealand, Whitehead, D.; Boelman, N. T.; Turnbull, M. H.; Griffin, K. L.; Tissue, D. T.; Barbour, M. M.; Hunt, J. E.; Richardson, S. J.; Peltzer, D. A. Oecologia Jun, Volume: 144, Issue: 2 p.: 233-244 (2005) DOI 10.1007/s00442-005-0068-6
Response of NDVI, biomass, and ecosystem gas exchange to long-term warming and fertilization in wet sedge tundra, Boelman, N. T.; Stieglitz, M.; Rueth, H. M.; Sommerkorn, M.; Griffin, K. L.; Shaver, G. R.; Gamon, J. A. Oecologia May, Volume: 135, Issue: 3 p.: 414-421 (2003) DOI 10.1007/s00442-003-1198-3
Md. Rajib Mozumder
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Md. Rajib
Mozumder
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
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215 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8302

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(845) 365-8155

Fields of interest: 

hydrogeology, groundwater geochemistry, groundwater resources management
Education
M.Phil. in Groundwater geochemistry
Columbia University
2014-2016
M.A. in Groundwater geochemistry
Columbia University
2012-2014
B.S. in Geology; M.S. in Hydrogeology
University of Dhaka
2002-2010
Degree Project in Groundwater Chemistry
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
2010-2011
Guleed Ali
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Guleed
Ali
Graduate Research Assistant
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
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117 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8401

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(845) 365-8155
Mukund Rao
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Mukund
Rao
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
Contact Information
Tree Ring Lab
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(917) 834-5543

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(845) 365-8150

- Using tree-rings to understand long-term climate and streamflow variability.
- Climate, ecosystem, and societal interactions, focussing on pastoral nomadic herding communities in the Mongolian forest-steppe.
- Statistical methods of reconstructing past climate.

Complete list of publications:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sJ8d66gAAAAJ&hl=en

Education
M.A. Climate and Society
Columbia University, USA
08/2013
B.Tech Chemical Engineering
Amrita School of Engineering, India
07/2012
Selected Publications:
European and Mediterranean hydroclimate responses to tropical volcanic forcing over the last millennium, Rao, M. P.; Cook, B. I.; Cook, E. R.; D'Arrigo, R. D.; Krusic, P. J.; Anchukaitis, K. J.; LeGrande, A. N.; Buckley, B. M.; Davi, N. K.; Leland, C; Griffin, K. L. Geophysical Research Letters (2017) 10.1002/2017GL073057
Karakorum temperature out of phase with hemispheric trends for the past five centuries, Zafar, M. U.; Ahmed, M.; Rao, M. P.; Buckley, B. M.; Khan, N.; Wahab, M.; Palmer, J. Climate Dynamics 06/2015 p.: 1-10 (2015) 10.1007/s00382-015-2685-z
A long-term context (931–2005 CE) for rapid warming over Central Asia, Davi, N. K.; D'Arrigo, R.; Jacoby, G. C.; Cook, E. R.; Anchukaitis, K.; Nachin, B.; Rao, M. P., Leland, C. Quaternary Science Reviews 08/2015, Volume: 121 p.: 89-97 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.05.020
Dzuds, droughts, and livestock mortality in Mongolia, Rao, M. P.; Davi, N. K.; D'Arrigo, R. D.; Skees, J.; Nachin, B.; Leland, C.; Lyon, B.; Wang, S. Y.; Byambasuren, O. Environmental Research Letters 07/2015, Volume: 10, Issue: 7 p.: 074012 (2015) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/7/074012

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