ESD’s David Romps and Rusen Oktem are collecting three-dimensional data (using off-the-shelf digital cameras) on cloud behavior that have never been possible to collect before. In this way, Romps can measure how fast the clouds rise, which in turn can shed light on a wide range of areas, ranging from...
Carl Steefel and Ian Bourg (and others) proved, for the first time, that anions can be completely excluded from the smallest pores within a compacted illitic clay material, indicating the effectiveness of clay-based barriers for waste containment.
ESD ecologist Neslihan Taş was one of the leading authors of a recently published paper studying the relationship between different leaf-nosed bat feeding strategies and host microbiome composition.
Jill Banfield shares her perspective on how the DOE Joint Genome Institute helps advance her research, addressing knowledge gaps related to the roles of subsurface microbial communities in biogeochemical cycling.
On Thursday, May 21, as part of the International Year of Soils and the Berkeley Lab Microbes-to-Biomes initiative, ESD is hosting a screening of the movie "Symphony of the Soil".
The convergence of world-class microscopic characterization and computational resources has made it possible to address subsurface geological carbon sequestration using a new generation of pore-scale flow and reactive transport models.
Eric Dubinsky was part of a team whose work, reported on in mBio (the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology), has shown the power of microbial communities to predict sources of contamination in the environment.
ESD’s Carl Steefel was one of the key developers of Chombo-Crunch, a reactive flow code that could enhance efforts toward carbon sequestration and greater safety in the oil and gas industry.
Please join the ESD-Ecology Department May 12, in welcoming the Wageningen University Microbiology and Systems Biology Groups (from The Netherlands), and participating in a mini-symposium at 8:30 am in the bldg. 66 Auditorium.
ESD’s Javier Ceja-Navarro was featured this past week (May 7, 2015) in a video presentation within a Gizmodo article, on the potential of biofuel derived from insects—“a strange new future for agriculture and energy production.”