Associate director of the Climate Systems Science Center Michael Rawlins was recently interviewed about continuing warming trends.
Professor David Boutt discusses five case studies demonstrating the power of using stable isotopes to track the movement of groundwater in New England.
With a new paper in Quaternary Science Reviews, Professor Stephen Burns and colleagues use speleothems in SW Madagascar to document the migration and atmospheric controls of the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone over the past 117,000 years.
The Little Ice Age was one of the coldest periods of the past 10,000 years. Post-doctoral research fellow François LaPointe and Dr. Raymond Bradley's latest research gives an up to date picture of why it happened.
U-Mass Geosciences has a strong showing at annual Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union!
Keegan Moynahan has been awarded the competitive 2022 AAG Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Award in Geographic Science. He is currently using GIS to analyze wildfire data and determine vulnerable areas that would best benefit from risk management and disaster mitigation strategies.
PhD student Laura Fattaruso discusses the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system and how to reduce earthquake related injuries for her latest piece in Temblor.
PhD student Brendan Moran and Dr. David Boutt are co-authors of a new paper in the journal Hydrology providing baseliine data on poorly-described high altitude Andean wetlands.
WAMC radio interviews Michael Rawlins (Associate Director, Climate Systems Research Center) on this October's record breaking temperatures in the context of climate change.
PhD student Shaina Sadai, and professors Julie Brigham-Grette and Rob DeConto have been presenting their research at the United Nations COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow.
Environmental Science alum Emma Curran and Dr. Forrest Bowlick explore GIST skill-learning and pedagogy across a number of academic insitutions with new research published in Transactions in GIS.
Dr. Matthew Winnick explores how streams release N2O to the atmosphere with a new paper in AGU Advances.
Dr. Forrest Bowlick and colleagues recently published findings on resilient teaching experiences and barriers during the 2020/21 COVID-19 epidemic in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education.
In a pair of recently published papers, Michael Rawlins, a professor in the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s geosciences department and associate director of the Climate System Research Center, has made significant gains in filling out our understanding of the Arctic’s carbon cycle
Dr.'s Michael Rawlins and Ambarish Karmalkar are in The Boston Globe this past week discussing this year's record-breaking temperatures in the context of climate change.
Dr. Eve Vogel and PhD student Shanai Sadai will be presenting at this year's Association of American Geographers' NESTVAL conference, in addition to Geography students participating in the 2021 World Geography Bowl.
Click here to see which department members are presenting talks, posters, chairing sessions, or leading field trips at this year's annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA Connects) in Portland, OR, and online, October 10-13 2021.C
With a new paper in Environmental Modelling & Software Dr. Seda Şalap-Ayça tests the efficacy of different ways to visualize error and uncertainty in GIS analysis.
Dr. Britt Crow-Miller was a recent guest on a special episode of the popular Dive in with Seaside podcast.
Graduate student Hanna Elston and Dr. Michele Cooke recently co-authored a paper in the Earth and Space Science Open Archive on using analog modeling and a 2D Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to predict off-fault deformation near a strike-slip fault.
For the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Virginia earthquake, PhD student Laura Fattaruso discusses what paleoseismology can tell us in Temblor.
The northeastern United States and the adjacent Northwest Atlantic Shelf have emerged as warming hotspots. Dr. Ambarish Karmalkar explores the connection with a new paper in Nature.
Dr. Ray Bradley & team receives a $2.5 million grant from NSF to study paleoclimate and settlement of Peary Land (northernmost Greenland) ~4500 years ago
Marsha Allen’s research focuses on fractured-rock aquifers that can store and transport large amounts of water.
Climate researcher Michael Rawlins discusses the warming planet and its repercussions for the Northeast.