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03/27/2014

ESD Scientists Engage in BioBlitz

Gary Andersen and Eric Dubinsky will use the PhyloChip microarray to count microbes as part of BioBlitz 2014, a project of the U.S. Park Service and National Geographic.

03/18/2014

LBNL and JAEA Reach Nuclear-Energy-Related Agreement

LBNL and JAEA reached an agreement to collaborate on developing “a methodology to evaluate the impact of geological disposal on the living environment (surface environment) and environmental safety science”

Rifle Snowmaking in the Name of Science

Ken Williams recently custom-generated snow at DOE’s Rifle, CO, site, as part of an effort to measure the level of snowmelt infiltration into soil and groundwater at the site.

03/11/2014

DSSS: A Multiscale Approach to Geospatial Analysis of Hydrogeologic (and Many Other) Data

ESD welcomes Dr. Shlomo P. Neuman (Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute), presenting "DSSS: A Multiscale Approach to Geospatial Analysis of Hydrogeologic (and Many Other) Data" March 14 at 10:30am in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

New DNA Analysis Helps Cut through the Dirt

ESD’s Janet Jansson and fellow scientists from the JGI and Michigan State University report (in PNAS) the largest soil DNA sequencing effort to date—providing both a method for sifting through the data deluge and a reality check.

03/10/2014

Old Russian River Jetty’s Impact on Local Hydrology

ESD geophysicists are working with the Sonoma County Water Agency to investigate the influence of an old jetty on hydrological processes and fish habitat near the mouth of the Russian River.

03/06/2014

In Memoriam: Don Rock

Don Rock, a trusted and valued employee, passed away on February 27, 2014. Don was a unique individual with advanced skills in electronics, geophysical data collection, and data management.

03/05/2014

Fung Paper Informs Policymakers, Public

Inez Fung led a U.S. team that partnered with the U.K. Royal Society in issuing a publication that distills climate change science, helping policymakers and the public make decisions toward mitigating climate change’s damaging effects.

03/04/2014

Cold Room Core Jamboree: Scientists Work on NGEE Arctic Cores

Scientists from LANL visited Berkeley Lab in late February 2014 to work with ESD scientists Yuxin Wu, Craig Ulrich, Tim Kneafsey, and Catherine McKnight on Arctic soil cores collected at the NGEE Barrow, Alaska, site.

03/03/2014

ESD, LBNL Royalties Announced by Tech Transfer

As noted in a late February 2014 TABL-Tech Transfer article, ESD scientists recently received Lab royalties for their work.