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20 posts from November 2012


Meet ESD Scientists in Booth #406 at AGU 2012

ESD’s Meet the Scientist program at AGU 2012 will reveal the exceptional minds and diverse expertise of our earth scientists this year.


ESD Early Career Development Grants

The ESD Early Career Development Grants (ECDG) is an opportunity for early career scientific staff to develop new concepts, tools and approaches with the potential to complement and/or enhance existing ESD research programs as well as develop new research directions in ESD.


DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Topics Notice

Topics for our FY13 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement have been issued and are available.

SERDP FY14 Federal Call for Proposals

The FY 14 SERDP call for proposals has just been announced. This year's solicitation consists of 9 Statements of Need (SONs) for the CORE Solicitation, and 2 SONs for the SERDP Exploratory Development program (SEED). PREPROPOSALS FOR CORE SOLICITATION DUE on JANUARY 8, 2013 BY 2:00 P.M


DSSS: Constructal Law of Design and Evolution in Nature

ESD welcomes Adrian Bejan (Duke University, Durham, NC), presenting "DSSS: Constructal Law of Design and Evolution in Nature" November 16 at 10:30am in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Margaret Torn Leads AmeriFlux Effort

ESD’s Margaret Torn, working closely with CRD’s Deb Agarwal, will be spearheading the AmeriFlux project, which seeks to make ecosystem data gathered at 120 locations across the Americas accessible to a wide range of researchers.

Ion Desolvation as a Mechanism for Kinetic Isotope Fractionation in Aqueous Systems

ESD geochemists used molecular dynamics (MD) simulations in conjunction with reaction-rate theory calculations to determine the isotopic mass dependence of metal-water ion-exchange frequencies.

Microbes in Thawing Permafrost: The Unknown Variable in the Climate Change Equation

A team of scientists (including ESD Ecosystems Biology Program Head Janet Jansson) recently addressed how combining information about microbial identity and metabolic potential, with information on what genes are expressed and functioning from metatranscriptomes and metaproteomes, has opened a new window of opportunity for mapping and predicting biochemical processes in permafrost soils

Microbial Response to MC-252 Oil and Corexit 9500 in the Gulf of Mexico

ESD investigator Romy Chakraborty and her team (ESD’s Sharon Borglin, Eric Dubinsky, Gary Andersen [ESD Ecology Head], and Terry Hazen [former ESD Ecology Head]) present a comprehensive overview of the ecogenomics of microbial degradation of MC-252 oil and gases in the water column and shorelines.

Seismic Rupture and Ground Accelerations Induced by CO2 Injection in the Shallow Crust

ESD’s Frédéric Cappa and Jonny Rutqvist studied the likelihood of ground motions induced by a CO2 injection, using hydromechanical modeling with multiphase fluid flow and dynamic rupture, including fault-frictional weakening.