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.
ESD’s Jillian Banfield recently led a team of scientists in capturing images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get.
On February 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium, ESD scientists (including Eoin Brodie, Peter Nico, Javier Ceja Navarro) and others will explore the M2B initiative and FY16 LDRD opportunities.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.