The new CASCADE SFA, headed by ESD’s Bill Collins, will determine how human-induced global warming is altering climate extremes, and how further warming will alter “strange weather” in the future.
ESD numerical modelers led by Haruko Wainwright recently compared local and global sensitivity analysis methods, showing how these methods provide consistent parameter-importance rankings and improved system understanding.
ESD’s Gary Andersen and others are developing ways in which human waste compost can be turned into nutrient-rich fertilizer. By extracting DNA from compost and analyzing it, scientists ensure the compost is pathogen-free, and save water.
ESD’s Mari Nyyssönen, Ulas Karaoz, and Eoin Brodie have developed high-throughput screening assays for function-based characterization of activities involved in plant-polymer decomposition from environmental metagenomic libraries.
ESD Director Susan Hubbard was among 15 women scientists honored at Berkeley Lab, as part of a celebration of women science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers researching ways to change the world for the better.
The LBNL ergonomics group advises to alternate from SITTING to STANDING every hour for 20-30 minute intervals or as needed.
ESD welcomes Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte (Purdue University), presenting "DSSS: The Critical Link: Fracture Stiffness as Nexus" October 25 at 10:30am in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.
ESD’s Janet Jansson and John Coates will be featured speakers at UC Berkeley’s inaugural microbiology retreat on November 15. Lab researchers are invited to submit poster abstracts (300 words or less).
ESD scientists led by Jillian Banfield and Laura Hug recently used metagenomics to evaluate the metabolic potential and diversity of Chloroflexi bacteria in aquifer sediments, and evaluate its role in sediment carbon cycling.
The Earth Sciences Division was recently awarded “LEED Platinum” status for its newly redesigned headquarters in Bld. 74—the first such award for any Berkeley Lab or DOE building within the Science Laboratory Infrastructure program.