January-February 2019

Welcome to the new research assistant collaborators Nick Depsky from Energy and Environment and Zack Dinh from Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning joining our wetland projects in Spring 2019! And welcome to Yang Ju who is joining the Berkeley team of the SALURBAL project on urban public health in Latin American countries!

In early February Iryna gave a talk “Environmental heterogeneity:
the key to ecosystem services through the lens of spatial sciences” at the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology seminar at the E3B Department in Columbia University.

November-December 2018

Iryna and Sophie participated at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting in Washington DC in December. Iryna presented¬†the results of a new study developing phenological remote sensing-based indicators of vegetation structure and function in complex wetland canopies. Sophie presented a poster on phenological indicators of vegetation recovery in restored wetlands.

Students from Iryna’s Ecological Analysis Laboratory course (LD ARCH 110 L) gave a suite of exciting final project presentations in at the end of the Fall semester. We saw an exciting array of projects exploring the role of urban design and green space in microclimate from the new course module¬†funded by the teaching innovation grant from the Berkeley Collegium.

Congratulations to Julia who has successfully submitted her Honors thesis and graduated from the undergraduate program!