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.
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 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.
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.
Website Teaser: Ken Williams and Phil Long were part of a team that recently compared two types of organic-rich sediments to better understand uranium release mechanisms at contaminated sites.
I am pleased to announce that Tom Daley will be the new Geophysics Department Head, effective October 1, 2014.
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.
Eoin Brodie and Boris Faybishenko recently co-chaired the first Complex Soil Systems Conference in downtown Berkeley. This flagship conference, strove to develop “A Path to Improved Understanding of Complex Soil Systems.”