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01/21/2015

Torok Screens Plants for Natural Products

A team of Earth scientists including ESD’s Tamas Torok demonstrated that in vitro biodiversity is sufficiently broad enough to be used for natural plant product screening—as an alternative to intact plants.

01/14/2015

Second Genome: Microbes Fighting Disease

ESD‘s Gary Andersen and former ESD scientist Todd DeSantis are mentioned in a recent (February 2015) Fast Company magazine article on Second Genome, the South San Francisco biotechnology company focusing on the microbiome.

ESD Instrumental in California Well Stimulation Report

ESD made strong contributions to the first volume of an independent scientific assessment released by the CCST on well stimulation in California, including an assessment of hydraulic fracturing.

12/15/2014

ESD on New Microbes-to-Biomes Website

Highlighted on the new Microbes to Biomes Website is the ESD-led project involving harnessing the soil microbiome for food and fuel security, with ESD’s Eoin Brodie and Peter Nico as primary investigators.

12/11/2014

Tas on FEMS Microbiology Ecology Board

Neslihan Tas recently learned that she had been appointed to the editorial board of the FEMS Microbiology Ecology journal, published by Wiley-Oxford University Press. The appointment is for a renewable 3-year term.

12/02/2014

Archaeon Contributes to Subsurface Carbon Fixation

Alexander Probst and Jillian Banfield were part of a group of scientists that documented the ecology and physiology of a novel uncultivated archaeon that may be key to the subsurface carbon cycle.

11/11/2014

Archaeome, Bacteriome in Biofilms

ESD’s Giovanni Birarda and others recently investigated the microbiome relatedness of subsurface biofilms within two sulfidic springs in Germany—the results of which provide insight into the dynamics of subsurface microbial life.

10/21/2014

Bioimmobilization of Cr in Contaminated Aquifers

ESD’s Harry Beller, Peter Nico, and colleagues studied chromate bioremediation and found that the bulk redox status and biogeochemical regime do not necessarily control the final product of Cr(VI) reduction.

09/16/2014

Apply for U.C. Global Food Initiative Grant

The U.C. Global Food Initiative, extensively supported by ESD environmental and climate programs within Berkeley Lab, is inviting applications for a student fellowship opportunity. Applications are due October 1, 2014.

09/15/2014

Andersen on Food Forward

ESD Ecology Department Head Gary Andersen appeared on the KQED production Food Forward SOS, shown this past Friday evening, September 12, to discuss the function and importance of microbial systems within topsoil.