Congratulations to EESA’s 12 FY2017 LDRD award recipients! LDRDs support high-quality science proposals, especially those that advance new strategic directions for EESA and the Berkeley Lab.

Here are this year’s awardees:

Lab-wide strategic growth

Awards to support Microbes to Biomes

Eoin Brodie portrait  Javier Ceja Navarro portrait.

  • Eoin Brodie—Harnessing the soil microbiome for food and fuel security
  • Javier Ceja Navarro—The Soil Metazoan Microbiome: A compartment of importance to soil nutrient cycling

Awards to support Water-Energy Systems

Andrew Jones portrait..  William Stringfellow portrait  Peter Nico portrait

  • Andrew Jones—Ultra High Resolution Climate Projections to Support Climate Readiness in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • William Stringfellow—Characterizing the Environmental Impact of Chemical Compounds Used in O&G Development
  • Peter Nico—Developing Science Based Scalable Approaches to Groundwater Banking EESA strategic growth

EESA strategic growth

Awards to support Dynamic Biological-Environmental Feedbacks Across Scales

Trevor Keenan portrait  Neslihan Tas portrait  Yuxin Wu portrait

  • Trevor Keenan—Predicting the maximum rate of carboxylation based on optimal leaf resource allocation
  • Neslihan Tas Baas—Assessing microbial functions at terrestrial-aquatic interfaces by metagenome-based metabolic flux a
  • Yuxin Wu—Remote Monitoring of Soil-Plant Biome Responses to Water and Metal Stresses

Awards to support Earth System Properties and Dynamics

Jonathan Ajo-Franklin portrait  Bhavna Arora portrait  Yves Guglielmi portrait

John Christensen portrait

  • Jonathan Ajo-Franklin—Dark Fiber and Distributed Acoustic Sensing : Opportunities for Critical Infrastructure and Environment
  • Bhavna Arora—Multi-Scale Modeling of Geochemical Impacts on Fracture Evolution John Christensen—Identifying the source and magnitude of redox related metal isotope fractionation
  • Yves Guglielmi—Advanced In-Situ Experiments for Understanding Induced Seismicity
  • John Christensen—Identifying the source and magnitude of redox related metal isotope fractionation