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15 posts categorized "Terrestrial Ecosystems Science"


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


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).


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.”


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.


Chambers, Kueppers Lead NGEE-Tropics

ESD’s Jeff Chambers and Lara Kueppers will lead the new NGEE-Tropics project, which will develop a better understanding of how tropical forests are responding to a changing atmosphere and a warming climate.


Holm Paper Receives DOE Recognition

ESD’s Jennifer Holm and others recently published a paper (in Biogeosciences) that was noted in a post this week (March 25) on the home page of the DOE Office of Science website.


Magnitude of Permafrost Carbon−Climate Feedback

ESD climate scientists Charlie Koven and Bill Riley have recently developed the mechanistic basis for permafrost carbon-climate feedback within a land surface model, CLM4.5, the terrestrial component of the CESM Earth system model.


Highly Reactive Light-Dependent Amazonian Monoterpenes

Climate scientists including ESD’s Kolby Jardine and Jeff Chambers recently discovered highly reactive monoterpenes, light-dependent emissions from tropical leaves that assist photosynthesis in times of environmental stress.


Kueppers in “Science at the Theater”

ESD’s Lara Kueppers will be one of the Berkeley Lab scientists featured in the upcoming “Science at the Theater” gathering on March 23, 7-9 p.m., at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, discussing rainforests’ impact on Earth’s climate.


Holm in KQED’s Clue into Climate Series

The work of ESD’s Jennifer Holm has recently been included within a new addition to the KQED iBooks Textbooks collection, entitled Clue into Climate, a four-part series on climate change.