Lucy Hutyra

Associate Director BU URBAN Program Professor, Earth & Environment

  • Title Associate Director
    BU URBAN Program
    Professor, Earth & Environment
  • Office STO 439C
  • Phone 617.353.5743

Lucy Hutyra is a professor in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University. She received her PhD in earth and planetary sciences in 2007 from Harvard University for her thesis “Carbon and Water Exchange in Amazonian Rain Forests.” In 1998, she received her BS in forest ecology and management from the University of Washington.

Professor Hutyra’s current research interests center on characterization of the urban carbon cycle, including quantifying the affects of urbanization on vegetation structure and productivity, developing urban greenhouse gas monitoring systems, and refining fossil fuel emissions estimates. Hutyra is an investigator on several large NASA research projects linking remote sensing, atmospheric observations, field measurements, and models to study the urban carbon cycle.

Expertise: Biogeochemistry, carbon cycling, terrestrial ecosystems

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