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05/11/2015

Radiative Forcing, Albedo in Land-Use Scenarios

ESD’s Andy Jones and Bill Collins recently demonstrated the effectiveness of a new method for quantifying radiative forcing from land-use and land-cover change (LULCC) within the integrated Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM).

Collins Wins DOE Secretarial Honor Award

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz awarded Berkeley Lab’s Bill Collins with the DOE Secretarial Honor Award, the department’s highest form of non-monetary employee recognition.

05/07/2015

DSSS: Exploring Activated Faults Hydromechanical Processes from Semi-Controlled Field Experiments

ESD welcomes Dr. Yves Guglielmi (Marseille University, France), presenting "DSSS: Exploring Activated Faults Hydromechanical Processes from Semi-Controlled Field Experiments" May 14, 2015 at 9:30 am in the Bldg. 74, Room 104.

05/01/2015

DSSS: Belowground Biotic Interactions and Biogeochemical Feedbacks to Climate Change

ESD welcomes Dr. Richard Bardgett (University of Manchester, England), presenting "DSSS: Belowground Biotic Interactions and Biogeochemical Feedbacks to Climate Change" May 7, 2015 at 10:30 am in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

04/29/2015

Berkeley Lab FORGEs Ahead on Geothermal

Mack Kennedy will be the lead point of contact for the Berkeley Lab aspect of the multiphase FORGE effort, which could unlock access to a domestic, geographically diverse, and carbon-free source of clean energy.

04/28/2015

Margaret Torn Receives Honorary Doctorate

Margaret Torn received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, for her “outstanding achievements and fundamental contributions to understanding biogeochemical processes in ecosystems.”

04/24/2015

MnO2 Nanosheets Need Only Water, Sunlight To React

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.

04/17/2015

Good IDEAS on Virtual Terrestrial Ecosystems

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. One of the results was IDEAS.

04/16/2015

Earth Day: Come Compost with ESD Ecologists!

Join fellow ESD researchers (Romy Chakraborty, Gary Andersen, and Eric Dubinsky) in the Lab's first ever on-site composting and gardening event for Earth Day (April 22), in partnership with Sustainable Berkeley Lab and Facilities.

04/15/2015

Earth Day Comes Next Week—Join In!

From Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24, Lab staff can volunteer for and assessment of the Lab’s waste, participate in a new composting and gardening research project, watch a documentary on ecology, or learn about and the Lab’s sustainability efforts from John Elliott.