A team of scientists (including ESD Geochemistry Department Head Ben Gilbert) recently investigated the photoreduction of manganese (a key element in environmental processes) and quantified the yield and timescales of Mn(III) 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. The result 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.
The third of three video productions related to the SFA 2.0 project describes the powerful influence of metabolic potential—the collective metabolic capabilities of subsurface microbial communities and their impact on ecosystems.
Clay Radke, U.C. Berkeley chemical engineering professor and long-time associate of ESD, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Class of 2015, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering.
Water, water everywhere, but how did it get from here to there? ESD’s Ken Williams explains in the second of three videos describing the Genome-to-Watershed Scientific Focus Area (SFA) 2.0 project.
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.
Ben Gilbert will assume the position of Program Lead for ESD’s Fundamental Geosciences Program, an appointment that Ernie Majer has held since 1994.
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.