ESD has recently released a video on its Genomes-to-Watershed project at DOE’s Rifle, CO, site. In this video, Susan Hubbard (Project Lead for SFA 2.0 and ESD Director) gives an overview of the project and its mission.
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.
As part of the UC Global Food Initiative—a research project headed by ESD’s Geochemistry Department Head Peter Nico—three graduate students have been selected to receive $2,500 research fellowships.
A KQED Science’s Deep Look article and video describes how Berkeley Lab ESD scientists are developing new geophysical approaches to investigating the Arctic subsurface and its impact on the future of Earth’s climate.
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.
Cyclotron Road innovator Deepak Dugar will be working with Steve Singer toward developing the next generation of biocatalysts and processes for converting renewable feedstocks into chemicals and fuels at a competitive price.
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.
ESD’s contributions to ASCEM— which marks the first attempt “to use high-performance computing uncertainty quantification to identify key controls at a contaminated site” –was recently recognized in LANL’s Actinide Research Quarterly.
National Lab Day, explaining the role of U.S. National Labs to Congress, was held on September 16 in Washington. ESD contributed to a strong Berkeley Lab presence at this event, particularly with respect to climate and environmental issues.
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.