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Collins, Governor Brown Talk Climate Change

ESD’s Bill Collins recently met with Governor Brown and a UN delegation on climate change. California's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could be a model for global leaders in fashioning a universal climate change agreement


Searching the Amazon for Climate Change Clues

Peering deeply into the Amazon, which has recently seen two "megadroughts,” scientists may be able to measure the impact of climate change globally, and also collect clues about how California's vegetation might be affected by drought


Romps’ New Technique Tracks Cloud Behavior

ESD’s David Romps and Rusen Oktem are collecting three-dimensional data (using off-the-shelf digital cameras) on cloud behavior that have never been possible to collect before. In this way, Romps can measure how fast the clouds rise, which in turn can shed light on a wide range of areas, ranging from...


Jillian Banfield: Profile

Jill Banfield shares her perspective on how the DOE Joint Genome Institute helps advance her research, addressing knowledge gaps related to the roles of subsurface microbial communities in biogeochemical cycling.


Steefel a Key Developer of Complex Flow Code

ESD’s Carl Steefel was one of the key developers of Chombo-Crunch, a reactive flow code that could enhance efforts toward carbon sequestration and greater safety in the oil and gas industry.


Energy Future: The Gut of an Insect?

ESD’s Javier Ceja-Navarro was featured this past week (May 7, 2015) in a video presentation within a Gizmodo article, on the potential of biofuel derived from insects—“a strange new future for agriculture and energy production.”


Observing CO2 Effects at Earth’s Surface

ESD’s Dan Feldman, Bill Collins, and Margaret Torn recently observed carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. Their work was published online this past week in Nature.


Earthquake Potential of Carbon Sequestration?

In a recent Science News article, ESD’s Jonny Rutqvist is mentioned prominently as the leader of several modeling studies investigating the possibility of geologic carbon sequestration causing earthquakes.


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.


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.