Carbon Cycle Science | Urbanization | Global Change | Ecosystem Ecology

The Hutyra Research Lab investigates carbon dynamics in forest systems and urban areas, studying a range of topics including forest ecology, urban carbon and nitrogen cycling, land use change impact on ecosystem productivity, urban heat islands, and climatic controls on ecosystem carbon exchange. Fundamentally, our work is grounded in environmental biology and atmospheric sciences, but is applied to a range of systems.

The Hutyra lab encourages interested students to send an email describing their background and research interests to Lucy!

We are also Hutyra_Lab_post-docs_2024 to study urban heat and SIF

Lab group 2023 (Top: Sarah, Ian, Esme, Leeza, Lucy, Luca, Madison, Joy; Bottom: Sofiya, Taylor, Hris)

Lucy is a 2023 MacArthur Fellow!!!

Congratulations to Taylor Jones as he starts an assistant professor position at Georgetown University’s Earth Commons Institute!

Congratulations to our recent Ph.D. graduates – Sarah Garvey, Ian Smith, and Luca Morreale! 

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Lucy R. Hutyra
Distinguish Professor
Department of Earth & Environment
Boston University
685 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215