Berkeley Lab’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development program has informed recipients across the laboratory of new and renewed funding for their projects beginning in October. In EESA, ten individuals will receive funding for new and continuing projects. All EESA projects are named below.
Berkeley Lab’s LDRD program exists because the United States Congress has allowed federal Laboratory Directors a limited amount of overhead funding for the purpose of seeding research and development projects. This rests on the belief that some of the most innovative and useful ideas might otherwise be unable to get the initial support, which is prerequisite to more standard funding sources.
Dan Feldman, Systematic Studies to Characterize Errors in Atmospheric Forcing on Mountainous Watersheds
Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi, Understanding the effects of variation in water availability on vegetation photosynthetic activity
Charlie Koven, Exploring Wildfire Effects on Mountain Hydrology Using the FATES-SPITFIRE-Hillslope Model
Matthias Sprenger, LateSt-Iso: Linking atmosphere to ecohydrology via high-frequency stable isotope measurements during
Jinyun Tang, EcoSIM for BioEPIC
Hang Deng, Enhanced Weathering for Negative Emissions for negative C emissions
Nori Nakata, Direct measurements of subsurface 4D permeability with Earth tide
Sebastien Uhlemann, 5G-enabled real-time, distributed sensing for critical infrastructure management
Mike Whittaker, Subsurface Critical Element Extraction with Electrokinetic Feedback (EKF)
Yingqi Zhang, Geo-Heating and Cooling with Novel Subsurface Porous Medium Ice Storage