EcoSIM is developing a numerically robust, multi-scale, and extensible ecosystem plant-soil-microbe modeling framework that can be used to evaluate observed results in BioEPIC, and can be extended to a wide range of land modeling applications. EcoSIM scientists will work to develop, test, and apply improved process representations, numerics, spatial scaling approaches, uncertainty quantification, data assimilation,…

Rock Dynamics and Imaging Lab

The Earth & Environmental Sciences Area’s Rock Dynamics and Imaging Laboratory has capabilities to make measurements on rock, fractured rock, and soil samples over a wide range of temperature and pressure conditions needed to understand mechanical and hydrologic processes. Many studies can also be performed with concurrent X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging, allowing not only…

Center for Computational Geoscience

The Center for Computational Geoscience (CCG) maintains a state-of-the-art computing environment in support of various seismological and geophysical research programs, in particular the development of new methods for imaging the subsurface and its processes, and methods for visualizing results.

Center for Isotope Geochemistry

The Center for Isotope Geochemistry (CIG) is a joint-institution research center, with labs both at LBNL and UC Berkeley. This state-of-the-art analytical facility was established in 1988 to measure the concentrations and isotopic compositions of elements in rocks, minerals, and fluids in the earth’s crust, atmosphere, and oceans.

Geosciences Measurement Facility

The Geosciences Measurement Facility (GMF), a DOE-supported facility designed to develop and maintain a variety of geophysical and geoscience instrumentation and measurement equipment, includes electronic and mechanical technicians and shop facilities, field support vehicles, (including wireline and recording trucks), and a borehole test facility.


EcoSENSE aims to develop and deploy advanced in-situ environmental observational networking and analysis approaches to quantify the interactions between key environmental processes and biological function within ecosystems. It will also develop capabilities to synchronize and provide virtual connections between laboratory, controlled mesoscale and field experiments, which will enable development of new insights about system function, microbe-through-biome scale translations, and potential to control biome behavior.