ElOISE A. MARAIS
Tenure-Track Researcher
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK

        Invited Talks         |         Conferences/Science Meetings         |         Education

 

Invited Talks

  • City sustainability with satellites, Satellite Applications Catapult brown bag talk series, Harwell Campus, UK, 12 April 2018. [PDF]

  • Dual air quality benefit of SO2 emission controls by decreasing sulfate and secondary organic aerosol, Centre for Atmospheric Science seminar series, University of Cambridge, UK, 20 November 2017. [PDF]

  • Trees and Atmospheric Chemistry, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK, 7 November 2017. [PDF]

  • Air quality co-benefit of SO2 emission controls to decrease biogenic organic aerosol and sulfate, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh,15 October 2017. [PDF]

  • Modelling biogenic secondary organic aerosol, Royal Society of Chemistry Science Meeting, University of Birmingham, UK, 27 June 2017. [PDF]

  • Air quality co-benefit of SO2 emission controls to decrease biogenic organic aerosol and sulfate, Geosciences seminar series, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 17 May 2017. [PDF]

  • The GEOS-Chem chemical transport model: Introduction and application to understanding atmospheric composition and air quality, Academic Programmers Special Interest Group, University of Birmingham, UK, 13 February 2017. [PDF]

  • Co-benefit of anthropogenic emission controls on biogenic secondary organic aerosol, Geography seminar series, University of Birmingham, UK, 8 July 2016. [PDF]

  • Aqueous-phase mechanism for secondary organic aerosol formation from isoprene, Martin/Keutsch Research Group Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 28 April 2016. [PDF]

  • Co-benefit of SO2 emission controls on decline in Southeast US 1991-2013 sulfate and organic aerosol, Atmospheric Science seminar series, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 19 February 2016. [PDF]

  • Air quality in Africa: A space-based perspective, Texas A&M Atmospheric Sciences seminar series, College Station, TX, 11 February 2016. [PDF]

  • Non-methane volatile organic compounds in Africa: A view from space, Chemistry seminar series, Rhodes University, South Africa, 16 November 2015. [PDF]

  • Aqueous-phase mechanism for secondary organic aerosol formation from isoprene: Application to the Southeast US and co-benefit of SO2 emission controls, Civil and Environmental Engineering seminar series, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 28 October 2015. [PDF]

  • Ozone air quality in Nigeria and isoprene organic aerosol yields and composition in the Southeast US, seminar presented at Universities of East Anglia, York, Leeds, and Manchester, UK, May 2015. [PDF]

  • Isoprene organic aerosol yields quantified with space-based relationships between aerosol optical depth and formaldehyde: contrasting regimes in Africa and the Southeast US, seminar at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 11 February 2015. [PDF]

  • Shedding light on air quality in Africa using satellite observations, Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling seminar series, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 9 February 2015. [PDF]

  • Non-methane volatile organic compounds in Africa: a view from space, Unit of Envrionmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 28 March 2014.

Conferences and Science Meetings

  • Using Earth observations to monitor air quality and address uncertainties in atmospheric composition, NCEO ATOM-BIO meeting, Edinburgh, UK, 30-31 May 2018. [PDF]

  • Impact of inefficient combustion sources in Africa on pollution over the Atlantic Ocean, American Meteorological Society 98th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 9 January 2018. [PDF]

  • Using Google Location History to track personal exposure to air pollution, American Geophysical Union Annual General Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 13 December 2017.

  • Impact of inefficient combustion sources in Africa on pollution over the Atlantic Ocean, American Meteorological Society 98th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 9 January 2018. [PDF]

  • Evidence of 1991-2013 decrease in biogenic organic aerosol in response to SO2 emission controls, Faraday Discussion on Atmospheric Chemistry in the Anthropocene, York, UK, 22-24 May 2017. [PDF]

  • Using cloud-sliced NO2 and GEOS-Chem to better understand dynamics of NOx in the upper troposphere, 8th International GEOS-Chem Meeting, Cambridge, MA, 1-4 May 2017. [PDF]

  • Nitrogen oxides in the global upper troposphere interpreted with cloud-sliced NO2 from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017. [PDF]

  • Updated GEOS-Chem isoprene secondary organic aerosol mechanism, 7th International GEOS-Chem Meeting, Cambridge, MA, 4-7 May 2015. [PDF]

  • Improved understanding of Southeast US isoprene SOA using ground (SOAS), aircraft (SEAC4RS), satellite (MODIS, OMI), and model (GEOS-Chem) data, NASA SEAC4RS Science Meeting, Pasadena, CA, 28 April-1 May 2015. [PDF]

  • Shedding light on air quality in Africa using the Aura observation platform, NASA Aura Science Team Meeting, College Park, MD, 15-18 September 2014. [PDF]

  • Air quality over Nigeria, 6th International GEOS-Chem Meeting, Cambridge, MA, 6-9 May 2013. [PDF]

  • Impact of economic growth on air quality in Nigeria, European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 7-12 April 2013. [PDF]

  • Using OMI HCHO to test biogenic and anthropogenic emission inventories in Africa, NASA Aura Science Team Meeting, Pasadena, CA, 1-3 October 2012. [PDF]

  • Isoprene emissions in Africa inferred from OMI HCHO, Gordon Research Conference on Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere, Lewiston, ME, 24-29 June 2012. [PDF]

  • Isoprene emissions in Africa inferred from OMI HCHO, American Meteorological Society First Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, Boston, MA, 29 May-1 June 2012. Outstanding student presentation award. [PDF]

  • Isoprene emissions in Africa inferred from OMI HCHO, European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012. Oustanding student poster award. [PDF]

  • Using OMI formaldehyde (HCHO) observations to estimate isoprene emissions over Africa, presented on my behalf by Daniel J. Jacob, NASA Aura Science Team Meeting, Helsinki, Finland, 13-15 September 2011. [PDF]

  • Using GEOS-Chem and OMI HCHO to estimate isoprene emissions over Africa, 5th International GEOS-Chem Meeting, Cambridge, MA, 2-5 May 2011. [PDF]

  • Using OMI HCHO observations as a constraint on isoprene emissions over Africa, NASA Aura Science Team Meeting, Boulder, CO, 27-29 September 2010. [PDF]

  • Deriving isoprene emissions for the African continent using space-based formaldehyde measurements, Gordon Research Conference on Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere, Le Diablerets, Switzerland, 23-28 May 2010. [PDF]

Education: Workshops and Group Meetings

  • Mission to Planet Earth, Pint of Science, The Jekyll & Hyde, Birmingham, UK, 16 May 2018. [PDF]

  • NASA Giovanni Workshop, Environmental Science Applicant Visit Days, University of Birmingham, 14 February and 3 March 2018. [Lecture] [Worksheet]

  • Scientist as Storyteller: How to Give an Effective Presentation, Marais Group Meeting, University of Birmingham, 13 February 2018. [PDF]

  • Obervations, modelling and impacts of emissions in West Africa, NASA COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop, Kumasi, Ghana, 12-23 June 2017. [Lecture] [Tutorial]

  • Preparation and submission of articles for publication, NASA COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop, Kumasi, Ghana, invited, 12-23 June 2017. [PDF]

  • Ozone air quality in Nigeria: A view from space, West Africa Air Quality Workshop, Abuja, Nigeria, presented on my behalf by Simone Tilmes (NCAR), 9-12 June 2014. [PDF]