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.
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".
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.
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.”
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. One of the results was IDEAS.
Jill Banfield and others compared two ways of using next generation genomic sequencing machines, one of which produced significantly longer reads than the other—perhaps helping to close the gaps in microbial identification that exists now.
ESD’s Eoin Brodie was recently interviewed as part of a Google “hangout”—a Kavli Foundation video production entitled “Learning from Earth’s Smallest Ecosystems,"
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.
Berkeley Lab Physical Biosciences Division has found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast without the need of environmentally harsh pre-treatments or expensive enzyme cocktails.