ESD’s Ulisses Nunes Da Rocha, Nick Bouskill, and Eoin Brodie are part of a cross-LBNL-divisional team analyzing soil crusts made of long-dormant cyanobacteria that become activated by rainfall, then resume dormancy when the rainfall stops.
ESD’s Janet Jansson stocks soil samples from around the world in her refrigerator, as part of a plan to build a global “gene atlas,” then to work out how nutrients and waste products migrate through the ecosystem.
ESD’s Tamas Torok and Hoi-Ying Holman, in collaboration with Michael Cohen of Sonoma State, are studying alkaline-tolerant bacteria that could someday increase efficiency and reduce the cost of biofuel processing.
Margaret Torn and the EHSS training department have scheduled First Aid and CPR training for ESD staff.
To help staff reduce stress, the Lab hosts a weekly massage program on the main site.
To diminish fire and health hazards, employees who smoke are reminded to adhere to the Lab’s policy on smoking.
ESD welcomes John Crawford, Ph.D. (Univ. of Sydney), who will be presenting "What is the Soil Phenotype?" May 24, 2013, at 10:30am in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.
ESD’s George Moridis was honored by being named to the board of the journal Computers & Geosciences, an Elsevier publication that publishes high impact, original research at the interface between computer sciences and geosciences.
This year’s Emergency Go Kit Contest allows you to show your resourcefulness and win a cash prize of up to $250.
ESD Website Teaser: ESD’s George Pau wins a DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program award for his work on “A Multiscale Reduced Order Method for Integrated Earth System Modeling.”