In the July 2012 issue of Geochemical Perspectives, ESD geochemist Carl Steefel is hailed as a leader in reactive transport modeling—one of the “Hall of Fame” contributors to the field (“as perceived from a petrologist’s perspective”).
Extreme-weather climate modeling conducted by ESD’s climate scientists, most notably Bill Collins, support the findings discussed by CRD’s Michael Wehner in this second installment of the Lab’s Ask a Scientist video series.
ESD post-doc Ulisses Nunes da Rocha helps direct interns within a summer internship for disadvantaged high school students.
In a recently published paper, ESD’s Eoin Brodie and Mary Firestone describe how, within Mediterranean-type, drought-prone ecosystems, microbes employ various survival strategies to survive and ultimately yield CO2 “when the rains come.”
Dr. Lise Øvreås of Norway will be a visiting Fulbright Arctic Scholar at LBNL starting this fall, joining the Lab’s world-renown metagenomics program to continue her investigation of Arctic microbiology and contribute to the NGEE project.
An NIH-organized consortium including ESD scientists Janet Jansson and Gary Andersen has for the first time mapped the microbial make-up of healthy humans, potentially shedding light on our microbiome’s role in many common diseases.
A team of scientists including ESD’s Margaret Torn recently explored the vulnerability of decades-old soil-carbon decomposition to warming, and the implications this vulnerability has for the rate of climate change.
As part of LBNL’s ARPA-electrofuel project, ESD’s Steve Singer and Harry Beller are leading a team of scientists in investigating whether certain soil bacteria can be converted to produce biofuels more efficiently—avoiding photosynthesis.
ESD scientist & UC Professor Kristie Boering leads study into fertilizer use being responsible for increased nitrous oxide in the atmosphere.
It'll take some doing, but ESD's Christer Jansson and others hope to create a new recipe for biofuels. Jansson will discuss the project at the Feb. 27-29 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.