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05/15/2015

High Performance Computing Meets Mesoscale Science

The convergence of world-class microscopic characterization and computational resources has made it possible to address subsurface geological carbon sequestration using a new generation of pore-scale flow and reactive transport models.

Bacteria as Biosensors of Environmental Damage

Eric Dubinsky was part of a team whose work, reported on in mBio (the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology), has shown the power of microbial communities to predict sources of contamination in the environment.

05/12/2015

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.

05/11/2015

May 12: ESD-Wageningen Minisymposium

Please join the ESD-Ecology Department May 12, in welcoming the Wageningen University Microbiology and Systems Biology Groups (from The Netherlands), and participating in a mini-symposium at 8:30 am in the bldg. 66 Auditorium.

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.”

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.