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04/17/2015

Good IDEAS on Virtual Terrestrial Ecosystems

ESD’s Carl Steefel, Eoin Brodie, and Charlie Koven, among others, collectively sought ways of applying new scientific computing capabilities to studies of Earth’s subsurface. The result was IDEAS.

04/16/2015

Earth Day: Come Compost with ESD Ecologists!

Join fellow ESD researchers (Romy Chakraborty, Gary Andersen, and Eric Dubinsky) in the Lab's first ever on-site composting and gardening event for Earth Day (April 22), in partnership with Sustainable Berkeley Lab and Facilities.

04/15/2015

Earth Day Comes Next Week—Join In!

From Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24, Lab staff can volunteer for and assessment of the Lab’s waste, participate in a new composting and gardening research project, watch a documentary on ecology, or learn about and the Lab’s sustainability efforts from John Elliott.

04/14/2015

DSSS: Leakage Along Old Wells with Applications to CO2 Sequestration and Methane Emissions

Who: Michael Celia, Professor at Princeton University What: Download the Flyer (html) Where: Building B66 Auditorium, hosted by Shibo Wang When: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, April 17, 2015 Why: About the Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series More Information Professor Michael Celia is the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Civil and...

04/13/2015

Video: Collins Testifies at Hearing on Climate Change

As captured on video, LBNL-ESD Climate Science Department Head Bill Collins recently testified (along with Jeff Greenblatt of LBNL Energy Technologies) before the California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation.

New Insights into Longer DNA Fragments

Jill Banfield and others compared two ways of using next generation genomic sequencing machines, one of which produced significantly longer reads than the other—perhaps helping to close the gaps in microbial identification that exists now.

Williams featured in DOE JGI's collaborating science videos on Genomes-to-Watershed SFA

ESD’s Ken Williams, recently featured in DOE JGI's collaborating science videos, describes the Genomes-to-Watershed Scientific Focus Area research activities at the Rifle, Colorado.

04/06/2015

Brodie Interviewed on Microbiomes

ESD’s Eoin Brodie was recently interviewed as part of a Google “hangout”—a Kavli Foundation video production entitled “Learning from Earth’s Smallest Ecosystems,"

04/01/2015

Chambers, Kueppers Lead NGEE-Tropics

ESD’s Jeff Chambers and Lara Kueppers will lead the new NGEE-Tropics project, which will develop a better understanding of how tropical forests are responding to a changing atmosphere and a warming climate.

03/30/2015

Simulating the Impact of Shale Gas on Groundwater

A team of ESD scientists used numerical simulation to investigate potential gas and water transport between a tight-gas reservoir and an overlying fresh-water aquifer following hydraulic fracturing operations.