A team of Earth scientists including ESD’s Tamas Torok demonstrated that in vitro biodiversity is sufficiently broad enough to be used for natural plant product screening—as an alternative to intact plants.
Water, water everywhere, but how did it get from here to there? ESD’s Ken Williams explains in the second of three videos describing the Genome-to-Watershed Scientific Focus Area (SFA) 2.0 project.
ESD‘s Gary Andersen and former ESD scientist Todd DeSantis are mentioned in a recent (February 2015) Fast Company magazine article on Second Genome, the South San Francisco biotechnology company focusing on the microbiome.
ESD made strong contributions to the first volume of an independent scientific assessment released by the CCST on well stimulation in California, including an assessment of hydraulic fracturing.
Ben Gilbert will assume the position of Program Lead for ESD’s Fundamental Geosciences Program, an appointment that Ernie Majer has held since 1994.
A paper that ESD Climate Scientist Travis O’Brien co-authored is featured on this week’s cover of the weekly AGU journal Eos, Transactions of the AGU—just in time for the AGU Meeting!
ESD has recently released a video on its Genomes-to-Watershed project at DOE’s Rifle, CO, site. In this video, Susan Hubbard (Project Lead for SFA 2.0 and ESD Director) gives an overview of the project and its mission.
Highlighted on the new Microbes to Biomes Website is the ESD-led project involving harnessing the soil microbiome for food and fuel security, with ESD’s Eoin Brodie and Peter Nico as primary investigators.
Neslihan Tas recently learned that she had been appointed to the editorial board of the FEMS Microbiology Ecology journal, published by Wiley-Oxford University Press. The appointment is for a renewable 3-year term.
A recent New Scientist article on new hydrocarbon sensing capabilities being used in Australia quotes ESD’s Hydrocarbon Resources Program Head George Moridis, on just how and for what reason these techniques are being used.