Margaret Torn received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, for her “outstanding achievements and fundamental contributions to understanding biogeochemical processes in ecosystems.”
ESD’s Carl Steefel, Eoin Brodie, and Charlie Koven, among others, collectively sought ways of applying new scientific computing capabilities to studies of Earth’s subsurface. The result was IDEAS.
As captured on video, LBNL-ESD Climate Science Department Head Bill Collins recently testified (along with Jeff Greenblatt of LBNL Energy Technologies) before the California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation.
ESD’s Jeff Chambers and Lara Kueppers will lead the new NGEE-Tropics project, which will develop a better understanding of how tropical forests are responding to a changing atmosphere and a warming climate.
ESD’s Jennifer Holm and others recently published a paper (in Biogeosciences) that was noted in a post this week (March 25) on the home page of the DOE Office of Science website.
ESD climate scientists Charlie Koven and Bill Riley have recently developed the mechanistic basis for permafrost carbon-climate feedback within a land surface model, CLM4.5, the terrestrial component of the CESM Earth system model.
Commenting on recent research indicating that California fog is thinning, ESD climate scientist Travis O’Brien noted that it's “the first definitive look at how fog might change for a specific coastal region.”
Climate scientists including ESD’s Kolby Jardine and Jeff Chambers recently discovered highly reactive monoterpenes, light-dependent emissions from tropical leaves that assist photosynthesis in times of environmental stress.
ESD’s Lara Kueppers will be one of the Berkeley Lab scientists featured in the upcoming “Science at the Theater” gathering on March 23, 7-9 p.m., at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, discussing rainforests’ impact on Earth’s climate.
ESD’s Dan Feldman, Bill Collins, and Margaret Torn recently observed carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. Their work was published online this past week in Nature.