Kristin Boering

Michael Manga

Mary Firestone

Mary Firestone

Three scientists affiliated with EESA have been elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences. Kristie Boering is a faculty scientist in the Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab and a UC Berkeley professor of chemistry and earth and planetary science who studies physical, environmental, and atmospheric chemistry; climate change; and earth and planetary science. She conducts ground-based experiments and aerial experiments using aircraft and balloons, and computerized simulations of the transport and exchange of gases between the atmosphere and biosphere. Michael Manga is a faculty scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division at Berkeley Lab and a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley. His research expertise includes earth and planetary science, and geological processes involving fluids, including volcanology, and flow and transport in porous materials. Mary Firestone is a faculty scientist in the Ecology Department and professor of soil microbiology within UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. She has collaborated with EESA ecologists on a number of studies of soil microbial communities, such as recent research which proved that as plants develop they craft their root microbiome, favoring microbes that consume very specific metabolites.