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15 posts from June 2015

06/11/2015

Wang, Tokunaga Win ACS Editors' Choice Award

ESD scientists Shibo Wang and Tetsu Tokunaga recently won an American Chemical Society (ACS) Editors' Choice Award for their paper on supercritical CO2-brine capillary pressure-saturation relations in limestone sands.

06/09/2015

Enhancing Seismic Safety of Nuclear Facilities

Berkeley Lab, U.C. Davis, and the U.N. Reno will collaborate to develop advanced computational tools for modeling and simulating the earthquake response of nuclear facilities, including the effects of soil-structure-interaction.

06/08/2015

Collins and Climate Readiness Institute

The Climate Readiness Institute, a coalition of scientists from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is hosting a four-hour meeting with local water officials and other Bay Area leaders to discuss how academic research can help deal with the current drought and the broader shift...

Characterizing Arctic Ecosystem Functional Zones

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by ESD’s Haruko Wainwright developed an ecosystem functional zonation approach to characterize the spatial variability of properties that influence carbon cycling in the Arctic – in high resolution and over landscape scales.

Characterizing Permafrost Microbes in a Changing Climate

In a paper published in Nature earlier in 2015, former ESD researchers Jenni Hultman and Janet Jansson, ESD affiliate Maude David, and others applied multiple molecular technologies (collectively referred to as “omics”) to characterize microbial activity in the Arctic permafrost. They sought to determine the composition of microbial communities within...