CUNY ASRC Environmental Sciences Initiative (ESI) researchers and affiliates were featured in a number of publications that came out over Fall 2016!
A few highlights include:
ESI Director Charles Vörösmarty served as one of the authors of the latest Arctic Report Card for 2016, which considers a range of environmental observations throughout the Arctic. It highlights and documents the changes that continue to occur in, and among, the physical and biological components of the Arctic environmental system:
- Richter-Menge, J., J. E. Overland, and J. T. Mathis, editors (2016). Arctic Report Card 2016, http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card.
Vörösmarty and Senior Research Associate Vanesa Rodríguez Osuna also were co-authors of a recent publication describing the roles that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals play in water availability and use:
- Bhaduri, A., J. Bogardi, A. Siddiqi, H. Voigt, C. Vörösmarty, C. Pahl-Wostl, S.E. Bunn, P. Shrivastava, R. Lawford, S. Foster, H. Kremer, F.G. Renaud, A. Bruns, and V.R. Osuna (2016). Achieving Sustainable Development Goals from a water perspective. Frontiers in Environmental Science. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2016.00064.
Balázs Fekete, an ESI Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at The City College of New York, was a co-author of a Nature Communications article describing the development of a new standardized metric to assess the cumulative impact of human activity on the terrestrial environment over the period of 1993-2009:
- Venter, O., E.W. Sanderson, A. Magrach, J.R. Allan, J. Beher, K.R. Jones, H.P. Possingham, W.F. Laurance, P. Wood, B.M. Fekete, M.A. Levy, and J.E.M. Watson (2016). Sixteen years of change in the global terrestrial human footprint and implications for biodiversity conservation. Nature Communications 7:12558. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12558.
Fekete also was lead author on a publication assessing the current state of Global Circulation Models:
- Fekete, B.M., G. Pisacane, and D. Wisser (2016). Crystal balls into the future: Are global circulation and water balance models ready? Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences 374:41-51. DOI: 10.5194/piahs-374-41-2016.
Further, Fekete and ESI Associate Director Anthony Cak were authors of a paper modeling the energy costs to deliver water and heat to and within New York City:
- Fekete, B.M., G. Kalene, and A.D. Cak (2016). Energy footprint of urban services within building infrastructure. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering: Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conservation. 139(1): 011006. DOI: 10.1115/1.4035151.
Cak also was a co-author of a recent ethnography exploring the different approaches to using and interpreting participatory sketch maps and classified satellite imagery by farmers and scientists:
- Da Silva Júnior, R.D., Á.d.o. D’Antona, and A.D. Cak (2016). Do uso e cobertura da terra à experiência etnográfica: Croquis e imagens da satélite na Amazônia rural brasileira. Etnográfica 20(3): 583-606. DOI: 10.4000/etnografica.4676.
Finally, Michael Piasecki, an ESI Affiliate and Associate Professor for Water Resources at The City College of New York, and his PhD student Paul Celicourt were co-authors of two publications highlighting the use of sensors (including wireless devices) for hydrological monitoring:
- Celicourt, P., Sam, R. and Piasecki, M. (2016). Development of a wireless environmental data acquisition prototype adopting agile practices: An experience report. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications 9: 479-490. DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2016.910031.
- Celicourt, P and M. Piasecki (2015). HydroUnits: Supporting dimensional analysis in hydrologic computing systems using sensor-based standards. Special Issue: “Online Water Data Networks: methods, standards, tools, and technologies”. Journal of Hydroinformatics, IWA Publishing. DOI: 10.2166/hydro.2015.075.
For more information, please contact:
Anthony Cak, Associate Director, Environmental Sciences Initiative
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
85 Saint Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031
Phone number: 212.413.3141