ESD’s Gary Andersen and Eric Dubinsky counted nearly 1,000 species of bacteria and archaea in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area last weekend (March 28-30, 2014) as part of the BioBlitz 2014 project, breaking the BioBlitz record.
Gary Andersen and Eric Dubinsky will use the PhyloChip microarray to count microbes as part of BioBlitz 2014, a project of the U.S. Park Service and National Geographic.
ESD’s Janet Jansson and fellow scientists from the JGI and Michigan State University report (in PNAS) the largest soil DNA sequencing effort to date—providing both a method for sifting through the data deluge and a reality check.
Earlier this week, DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) hosted a summit and technology showcase in National Harbor, Maryland, in which they debuted four project videos. One of them, on biofuels, prominently mentions ESD’s Christer Jansson and his innovative work.
FOA: DE-FOA-0000974 Bioenergy Technologies Incubator. FOA document download here. Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 03/31/2014, Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 05/23/2014
ESD is pleased to host our first “Complex Soil Systems Conference,” taking place in the fall of 2014 (September 3-5).
ESD’s Bob Buchanan was part of a team of researchers who recently discovered that a regulatory process activating photosynthesis in plants developed in ancient microbes long before oxygen was available on Earth.
A recent article written by a group of UC scientists (Rose Kantor as lead author), and overseen by ESD’s Jillian Banfield, was honored by the journal mBio as an “editor’s pick” for the journal’s October-November 2013 issue.
Nigel Quinn received the Distinguished Life Membership Award from the California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum—which cited his many years of outstanding service and his work to establish the framework for model peer review.
ESD’s Christer Jansson leads a team of scientists working on producing an enzyme that will help convert methane, an abundant Earth resource, into a transportation fuel.