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Research Summary from the 2020 Environmental System Science (ESS) PI Meeting

The 2020 ESS PI meeting was postponed until 2021. A Virtual All-Hands Meeting was held May 19-20 to provide updates to the ESS community. The first day's session focused on programmatic updates from TES and SBR as well as from other joint efforts (e.g., ESS-DIVE, etc.). The second day's session included plenary science and programmatic talks.

Abstracts of ongoing research projects associated with the SBR and TES programs in 2020 are included in this PDF.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm Opening Logistics/Introduction Jennifer Arrigo
2:05 pm - 2:10 pm Welcome and BER Update Sharlene Weatherwax
2:10 pm - 2:15 pm EESSD Update Gary Geernaert
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm SBR Update [PDF] P. Bayer
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm TES Update [PDF] D. Stover
2:45 pm - 2:55 pmUpdate of TES/SBR Combining to 1 ESS Program [PDF]D. Stover
2:55 pm - 3:05 pm ESS-DIVE: Updates on New Features, Standards, and Community Activities [PDF] Charu Varadharajan
3:05 pm - 3:15 pm ARM Mobile Facility Deployments: SAIL and Southeastern United States [PDF]Dan Feldman and Chongai Kuang
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Community Discussion/Q&A All

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm Opening Logistics/Introduction Jennifer Arrigo
2:05 pm - 2:15 pm Cyberinfrastructure Working Groups Update David Moulton
2:15 pm - 2:25 pm IHTM Workshop Report and Next Steps [PDF] Tim Scheibe
2:25 pm - 2:40 pm TES Science Talk : An Historical Perspective on Elevated CO2 Research: Early Insights Guiding Today’s Research Agenda [PDF] Rich Norby
2:40 pm - 2:55 pm SBR Science Talk: IDEAS-Watersheds David Moulton
2:55 pm - 3:10 pm Amplifying Science Insights – Synergistic partnerships between EMSL and Light Sources [PDF] Douglas Mans
Ken Kemner
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Primer on the Federal Budget Process Gary Geernaert
3:30 pm Closing  


Abstracts

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Individual Abstract PDFs

Last Name First Name Poster Title Institution Program Area Project
Agarwal Deborah Standardizing sample information to support efficient tracking, data integration, and reuse in Environmental Systems Science Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER ESS-DIVE
Steefel Carl Overview of Exasheds Project Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER ExaSheds
Stegen James Multi-Watershed Perturbation-Response Traits Derived Through Ecological Theory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory BER Early Career
Wullschleger Stan 21st Century Tundra Shrubification Controlled by Non-Growing Season Plant Nutrient Uptake Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Hanson Paul A Closed Model of Light Reactions of Photosynthesis for General Applications Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Versteeg Roelof A cloud based cyberinfrastructure for automated model/data integration Subsurface Insights SBR SBIR
Wullschleger Stan A Mechanistic Model of Climate Sensitivity Hysteresis of Soil Organic Matter Dynamics Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Druhan Jennifer A Radioisotope-Enabled Reactive Transport Model for Deep Vadose Zone Carbon The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign SBR University Award
Larsen Isaac Abiotic and biotic controls on chemical weathering rates and solute generation University of Massachusetts, Amherst SBR Early Career
Mayes Melanie Accounting for carbon and energy edge effects in forest boundaries: A collaboration with ORNL, NIST, and Boston University Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Wanty Richard Active Groundwater Circulation and Permeability Observations Defined By Interdisciplinary Characterization of Geologic Controls in a Mineralized Headwater Catchment U.S. Geological Survey SBR LBNL-SFA
Hubbard Susan Aggregated Watershed Modeling Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Hubbard Susan An End-End Pipeline for Watershed Data Management and Assimilation Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Hanson Paul An Investigation of the Role of Methoxylated Aromatic Compounds in Methanogenesis from Peat and an Update on Ongoing SPRUCE Metagenomic Analyses Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Kostka Joel Ancient peat carbon is released as greenhouse gases following whole ecosystem warming in a northern Minnesota bog. Georgia Institute of Technology TES University Award
Torn Margaret Applying the ELM Microbial-explicit Soil Biogeochemical Model to Analyze Carbon Responses to Whole Soil Profile Warming Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES LBNL-SFA
Hubbard Susan Approaches to Identify and Predict Water Exports across and within Subsystems in the East River Watershed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Nippert Jesse Benchmarking and developing demographic models with long-term shrub encroachment data in US tallgrass prairie Kansas State University TES University Award
Chambers Jeff Benchmarking and Parameter Sensitivity of Physiological and Vegetation Dynamics using the Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator (FATES) at Barro Colorado Island, Panama Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Nuzzio Donald Biogeochemical Characterization of Redox Species in Real time An in-situ instrument that simultaneously collects all the relevant redox information from any environmental system Analytical Instrument Systems, Inc. SBR SBIR
Scheibe Tim Biogeochemical Consequences of DOM Chemistry, Microbial Gene Expression, and Nutrient Concentrations: Integration between Lab Experiments and Substrate/Microbially-Explicit Models Linked to Reactive Transport Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA
Wullschleger Stan Biogeochemical Redox Interactions Modulate Soil Organic Matter Mineralization in Wet Arctic Tundra Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Wullschleger Stan Biogeochemical Sources and Exports in a Small Headwater Catchment Underlain with Discontinuous Permafrost Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Pierce Eric Biogeochemical transformations at critical interfaces in a mercury perturbed watershed scientific focus area Oak Ridge National Laboratory SBR ORNL-SFA
Kemner Kenneth Biogeochemistry and Contaminant Speciation in Savannah River Site Sediments Argonne National Laboratory SBR ANL-SFA
Pierce Eric Biomolecular processes contributing to Hg transformations at critical interfaces Oak Ridge National Laboratory SBR ORNL-SFA
Druhan Jennifer Carbon Dioxide Production in Bedrock beneath Soils Substantially Contributes to Forest Carbon Cycling The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign SBR University Award
Fisher Joshua Carbon–Nutrient Economy of the Rhizosphere: Improving Biogeochemical Prediction and Scaling Feedbacks from Ecosystem to Regional Scales University of California, Los Angeles TES University Award
Jardine Kolby Cell Wall O-Acetyl and Methyl Esterification Patterns of Leaves Reflected in Atmospheric Emission Signatures of Acetic Acid and Methanol Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER Early Career
Hubbard Susan Characterization and Quantification of Plant Traits and Species at Watershed Scale: Analysis and Results from the NEON AOP Campaign at the East River watershed, Colorado Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Feng Xue Climate sensitivity of peatland methane emissions mediated by seasonal hydrologic dynamics University of Minnesota TES University Award
Smith Jeremy Computational Models of Dissolved Organic Matter University of Tennessee SBR University Award
Skiles S. Mckenzie Constraining Physical Understanding of Aerosol Loading, Biogeochemistry, and Snowmelt Hydrology from Hillslope to Watershed Scale in the East River Scientific Focus Area University of Utah SBR University Award
Kemner Kenneth Coupled Iron and Uranium Biogeochemistry in Tims Branch, Savannah River Site Argonne National Laboratory SBR ANL-SFA
Schuur Edward (Ted) Coupled Long-Term Experiment and Model Investigation of The Differential Response of Plants and Soil Microbes in a Changing Permafrost Tundra Ecosystem Northern Arizona University TES University Award
Fendorf Scott Deciphering controls on metal migration within floodplains: The critical role of redox environments on metal-organic complexes Stanford University SBR University Award
Weber Karrie Decrease in Aqueous U(VI) Following an Influx of Oxidants into Organic-Rich Reduced Sediments University of Nebraska-Lincoln SBR University Award
Cusack Daniela Depth Distribution of Fine Roots and Organic Carbon Across Fertility and Rainfall Gradients in Lowland Tropical Forests of Panama Colorado State University TES Early Career
Agarwal Deborah Designing the ESS-DIVE Repository to be Trusted by the Community and FAIR Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER ESS-DIVE
Chambers Jeff Determining the Best-Fit Model for Tropical Soil Phosphorus Sorption with Relevance to Earth System Models Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Maher Kate Development of a molecularly informed biogeochemical framework for reactive transport modeling of subsurface carbon inventories, transformations and fluxes Stanford University SBR University Award
Waring Bonnie Development of Artificial Roots and Synthetic Soils to Probe Mechanisms of Soil Organic Matter Cycling Utah State University TES University Award
Jastrow Julie Digital Tools for Advanced Analysis and Comparison of Irregular Carbon Distributions in Cryoturbated Soil Profiles Argonne National Laboratory TES ANL-SFA
Li Li Distinct Source Water Chemistry Shapes Contrasting Concentration Pennsylvania State University SBR University Award
Wullschleger Stan Distributed Temperature Profiling System for Improved Quantification of Soil Thermal and Physical Properties Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Hanson Paul Ecosystem Warming Accelerates Peatland Carbon Loss: Findings from the First Three Years of SPRUCE Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Hanson Paul Effects of Photosynthesis on the Timing of Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Respiration Fluxes Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Hess Nancy EMSL: A DOE Office of Science User Facility for Environmental System Science Research Pacific Northwest National Laboratory BER User Facility
Jastrow Julie Ensemble Machine Learning Improves Predicted Spatial Heterogeneity of Surface Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in the Data-Limited Northern Circumpolar Permafrost Region Argonne National Laboratory TES ANL-SFA
Agarwal Deborah ESS-DIVE Publication Workflow: Publishing High Quality Data Packages with ESS-DIVE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER ESS-DIVE
Agarwal Deborah ESS-DIVE Standards for 16S Amplicon Data Products, Comma-Separated Data Files and File- level Metadata Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER ESS-DIVE
Agarwal Deborah ESS-DIVE Standards: Hydrologic Monitoring and Geochemical Concentration Data and Metadata Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER ESS-DIVE
Agarwal Deborah ESS-DIVE Standards: Leaf Physiology and Continuous Soil Respiration Data and Metadata Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER ESS-DIVE
Hanson Paul Evaluating ELM-SPRUCE Using Carbon Isotope Measurements Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Chambers Jeff Examining Hydraulic Safety Margins in the Context of Drought Mortality Rates Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Hubbard Susan Exploring Climate and Bedrock Controls on Baseflow Age Distributions in a Snow- Dominated Mountainous Watershed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Powers Jennifer Extrapolating Ecosystem Processes of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests Across Geographic Scales and into Future Climates University of Minnesota, St. Paul TES University Award
Wullschleger Stan Factors Influencing Soil Moisture at Field Sites on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Chambers Jeff FATES-SPITFIRE: Dynamic Ecosystem Assembly Through Interaction of Disturbance, Vegetation Strategies and Structure in the Tropics Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Chambers Jeff First soil-specific calibrated measurements of soil moisture in a Central Amazonian tropical forest Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Briggs Martin Geophysical characterization of iron oxide precipitation in anoxic groundwater discharge zones U.S. Geological Survey SBR University Award
Berkelhammer Max Global patterns of ecosystem legacy associated with dynamic roots and extended root turnover times in E3SM University of Illinois at Chicago BER University Award
Walker Anthony Help Wanted: Defining an Extensible, Understandable, and General (?) Naming Convention for Ecological and Environmental Data Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES FACE
Wullschleger Stan High-Resolution Mapping of Ice Wedge Polygons for Environmental Applications Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Hubbard Susan Hillslope factors that influence the mobilization and retention of nutrients and other elements Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Nippert Jesse Hydraulic responses of Cornus drummondii to fire frequency and drought in a tallgrass prairie Kansas State University TES University Award
Scheibe Tim Hydrobiogeochemical Variability: Mechanisms Governing Reaction- to Basin-Scale Hydrobiogeochemical Regimes Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA
Griffis Tim Hydrometeorological sensitivities of net ecosystem carbon dioxide and methane exchange of an Amazonian palm swamp peatland University of Minnesota, Saint Paul TES University Award
Moulton David IDEAS-Watersheds Continental Modeling Platform and Simulations Los Alamos National Laboratory SBR IDEAS-Watersheds
Moulton David IDEAS-Watersheds PNNL SFA Partnership: Multi-Scale River Corridor Hydrobiogeochemical Modeling Los Alamos National Laboratory SBR IDEAS-Watersheds
Moulton David IDEAS-Watersheds: Accelerating watershed science through a community-driven software ecosystem Los Alamos National Laboratory SBR IDEAS-Watersheds
Moulton David IDEAS-Watersheds: Cross-cutting view and Integration– Workflows and Fine-scale activities Los Alamos National Laboratory SBR IDEAS-Watersheds
Moulton David IDEAS-Watersheds: Partnership with the Watershed Function SFA Los Alamos National Laboratory SBR IDEAS-Watersheds
Chambers Jeff Identifying plant resource acquisition and allocation strategies for nutrient-enabled ELM-FATES Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Matheny Ashley Incorporating Halophyte Hydrodynamics in Plant Hydraulics Models to Capture Mangrove Forest Responses to a Changing Climate University of Texas at Austin TES University Award
Chambers Jeff Increasing Impacts of Extreme Droughts on Vegetation Productivity under Climate Change Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Santelli Cara Influence of hyporheic exchange on coupled S-Fe-C biogeochemical cycling in riparian wetland sediments University of Minnesota SBR University Award
Wullschleger Stan Influence of Topography of Slope Terraces on the Seward Peninsula on Ground Thermal Regime, Hydrology and Development of Biogeochemical Processes Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Stegen James Toward watershed simulations combining machine learning and high-resolution process-based models Pacific Northwest National Laboratory BER Early Career
Kang Yuhong Integrated ChemFET Sensors for Real time Monitoring of Redox Sensitive Metals in Natural Water NanoSonic, Inc. BER SBIR
Wullschleger Stan Integrating New Knowledge of Arctic Tundra Processes into DOE’s E3SM Land Model Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Torn Margaret Integrating the ONEFlux Pipeline into AmeriFlux Data Processing Workflows Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES LBNL-SFA
Taillefert Martial Integration of Omics into a New Comprehensive Rate Law for Competitive Terminal Electron-Accepting Processes in Reactive Transport Models: Application to N, Fe, and S in Stream and Wetland Sediments Georgia Institute of Technology SBR University Award
Pierce Eric Investigating the Dynamics of hgcAB and the Effect of Syntrophic Interactions on Hg-methylation Oak Ridge National Laboratory SBR ORNL-SFA
Varadharajan Charuleka Investigating the Impacts of Streamflow Disturbances on Water Quality using a Data-driven Framework Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR Early Career
Torn Margaret Kinetic Properties and Temperature Sensitivity of Microbial Exoenzymes Through the Soil Profile Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES LBNL-SFA
Chambers Jeff Landscape controls of biomass accumulation in second growth tropical forests after agricultural abandonment Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Hubbard Susan Landscape processes controlling nitrogen loss from mountainous systems Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Wullschleger Stan Leveraging Multi-Scale Remote Sensing to Improve our Understanding of Arctic Vegetation Diversity, Structure and Function Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Hubbard Susan Linking River Corridor Processes and Watershed Zonation through Concentration- Discharge (C-Q) Analysis Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Fraterrigo Jennifer Local and Regional Drivers of Shrub Traits in Northern Alaska University of Illinois, Urbana TES University Award
Wullschleger Stan Mapping Arctic Vegetation using Hyperspectral Airborne Remote Sensing Data Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Mayes Melanie Measuring and Modeling Greenhouse Gas Dynamics from Wet Tropical Forest Soils under Contrasting Redox Treatments Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES Early Career
Francis Christopher Metagenomic Insights into Key Nitrogen-Cycling Microbial Taxa within the Terrestrial Subsurface at Riverton, WY Stanford University SBR University Award
Megonigal J. Patrick Methane Fluxes from the Salt Marsh Accretion Response to Temperature eXperiment (SMARTX) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center TES University Award
Hsu-Kim Heileen Methylation Potential of Mercury for Different Groups of the Methylating Microbial Community Duke University SBR University Award
Hanson Paul Microbial Control Over Soil Carbon Saturation Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Tas Neslihan Microbial Controls on Biogeochemical Cycles in Permafrost Ecosystems Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER Early Career
Brzostek Edward Microbial diversity drives specialization in litter decomposition and metabolic products West Virginia University TES University Award
Bouskill Nick Microbial environmental feedbacks and the evolution of soil organic matter Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Early Career
Kemner Kenneth Microtopographic controls on microbial community structure Argonne National Laboratory SBR ANL-SFA
Hanson Paul Modeling the Hydrology and Physiology of Sphagnum Moss in a Northern Temperate Bog Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Wullschleger Stan Modeling the Impacts of Tundra Fire on Shrub Expansion Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Rawlins Michael Modeling the Loading of Terrestrial Dissolved Organic Carbon to Rivers Across the Western Arctic University of Massachusetts, Amherst TES University Award
Chambers Jeff Modeling water available to plants to improve understanding of tropical forest response to drought and land use land cover change Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Wullschleger Stan MODEX Approach to Diagnose and Improve Snow Processes and Phenology in E3SM Land Model (ELM) in Northern High-Latitude Regions Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Hanson Paul Modification and Evaluation of ELM Seasonal Deciduous Phenology Against the SPRUCE Observations Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Burge Scott Monitoring Saturated and Unsaturated Environments Using Microbial Potentiometric Sensors (MPS) Burge Environmental Inc. BER SBIR
Chambers Jeff Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE)-Tropics Phase 2 Overview Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Wullschleger Stan Next-Generation Ecosystems Experiment (NGEE Arctic): Progress and Plans Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Wullschleger Stan NGEE Arctic Phase 3 Project Management Priorities Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Scheibe Tim Novel Insights into Reaction-Scale Biogeochemistry in River Corridors and its Response to Wildfire Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA
Fung Inez On Drought Resilience Among Tree Species University of California, Berkeley TES University Award
Jastrow Julie Organic Matter Composition and Decomposability of Ice-Wedge Polygon Soils on the Coastal Plain of Northern Alaskan Argonne National Laboratory TES ANL-SFA
Pierce Eric Overlooked Mercury Isotope Exchange Reactions in Environmental Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory sBR oRNL-SFA
Chambers Jeff Pantropical Patterns of Tropical Tree Damage and Death Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Wullschleger Stan Patterns and Drivers of Alder Distribution Across a Tundra Landscape at Seward Peninsula Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Chambers Jeff Pervasive shifts in forest dynamics in a changing world Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Gonzalez-Pinzon Ricardo Physical, Biological and Resource Supply as Key Factors Driving Nutrient Uptake Along a Fluvial Network University of New Mexico SBR University Award
Hanson Paul Plant Physiological Response to Whole Ecosystem Warming and Elevated CO2 – Can Bog Plants Be Water Stressed? Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Chambers Jeff Plant water sourcing in the neotropics—effects of topography and rainfall Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Pierce Eric Predicting Methylmercury Production Kinetics in Sediment with a Transient Availability Model Oak Ridge National Laboratory SBR ORNL-SFA
Chambers Jeff Process-Based Model Predictions of Tropical Forest Function Across a Precipitation Gradient in Panama Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Scheibe Tim Quantifying Basin-Scale Hydrological, Biogeochemical and Thermal Inputs to River Corridors Under Baseline and Disturbance Conditions Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA
Scheibe Tim Quantifying Cumulative Effects of Coupled Organic Matter and Nitrogen Cycling in River Corridors across the Columbia River Basin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA
Chambers Jeff Quantifying Phenological Variations in Tropical Forests Across Scales Using High Spatio- Temporal Satellite Remote sensing Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Chambers Jeff Quantifying Soil Percolation Dynamics & Biogeochemical Transport in Tropical Soils near Manaus, Brazil Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Hanson Paul Quantifying Terrestrial Drivers of Uncertainty in Earth System Model Predictions Using Machine Learning Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Wullschleger Stan Quantifying the Controls of Permafrost-Dominated Hillslope Processes on both Gradual and Catastrophic Soil Movement Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Wullschleger Stan Quantifying the Influence of Bedrock, Soil, Snowpack, Topography and Vegetation Properties on Subsurface Thermal Regimes across an Arctic Watershed in a Discontinuous Permafrost Environment Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Brzostek Edward Quantitative, Trait-Based Microbial Ecology to Accurately Model the Impacts of N Deposition on Soil C Cycling in the Anthropocene West Virginia University TES University Award
Chambers Jeff Representing Subsurface Lateral Groundwater Flow in Earth System Models Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Gooseff Michael Resolving Aquifer Controls on Larger River-Groundwater Exchanges of Mass and Energy University of Colorado SBR University Award
Deangelis Kristen Resolving Conflicting Physical and Biochemical Feedbacks to Climate in Response to Long-Term Warming University of Massachusetts, Amherst TES University Award
Scheibe Tim River Corridor Hydrobiogeochemistry Across Basins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA
Scheibe Tim River Corridor Hydrobiogeochemistry from Reaction to Basin Scale Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA
Hubbard Susan River Corridor Redox Heterogeneity and Cycling: Impacts on Water Chemistry Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Hanson Paul Root Function - Process-Level Studies Focused on Mycorrhizae, Drought, Temperature and Neutron Imaging Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Keiluweit Marco Root Influences on Mobilization and Export of Mineral-bound Soil Organic Matter University of Massachusetts SBR University Award
Torn Margaret Scaling AmeriFlux Data Activities to Support Network Growth Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES LBNL-SFA
Berkelhammer Max Seasonal origins of tree water-use along a hillslope in the East River Watershed University of Illinois at Chicago BER University Award
Fendorf Scott Seasonal Shifts in Mineral and Metabolic Constraints Regulate Carbon Export from Floodplain Soils Stanford University SBR University Award
Hanson Paul Seeking the best-fit microbial-relevant parameters via model calibrations: site-specific single dataset or cross-site multiple datasets? Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES Student
Chambers Jeff Should Terrestrial Biosphere Models Remove Triose Phosphate Utilization Limitation from Their Representation of Photosynthesis? Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Wullschleger Stan Simulating Iron Reduction and Methanogenesis in Arctic Soils Using PFLOTRAN and ELM Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Deems Jeffrey Simulating Snow Patterns and Evolution in the East River SFA with a Distributed Snow Dynamics Model University of Colorado SBR University Award
Bargar John SLAC Groundwater Quality SFA Program Overview Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR SLAC
Bargar John SLAC Groundwater Quality SFA: Describing and Quantifying Anaerobic Microsites: Impact on BGC Nutrient Cycling in Soils Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR SLAC
Bargar John SLAC Groundwater Quality SFA: Host Recalcitrance Protects Against Pb Mobilization in Floodplain Sediments During Seasonal Redox Cycles Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR SLAC
Bargar John SLAC Groundwater Quality SFA: Linking Riparian Microbial Communities and Biogeochemical Cycling to Vertical Groundwater Flow Across Oxic-Anoxic Interfaces at Slate River, CO Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR SLAC
Bargar John SLAC Groundwater Quality SFA: Preferential Mobilization of Nutrients Driven by Distinct Forms of Inundation on a Semi-Arid Floodplain Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR SLAC
Bargar John SLAC Groundwater Quality SFA: Simulations of Anoxic Lenses as Exporters of Reactivity in Alluvial Sediments Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR SLAC
Nippert Jesse Soil Carbon Cycling Changes at Depth Due to Woody Encroachment of Tallgrass Prairie Kansas State University TES University Award
Pierce Eric Spectroscopic Investigations of Late Transition Metal Complexes by Methanobactin Chromophores Oak Ridge National Laboratory SBR ORNL-SFA
Torn Margaret Stabilization of Mineral Associate Simple Organic Molecules Under Varying Temperature and Moisture Conditions Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES LBNL-SFA
Agarwal Deborah Standardizing sample information to support efficient tracking, data integration, and reuse in Environmental Systems Science Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER ESS-DIVE
Cardon Zoe Sticky Roots--Implications of Widespread Viral Infection of Plants for Soil Carbon Processing in the Rhizosphere Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory TES University Award
Pierce Eric Structural and mechanistic characterization of Hg transformations Oak Ridge National Laboratory SBR ORNL-SFA
Covino Tim Subalpine forest regeneration decreases DOM exports, but increases DOM reactivity to headwater streams U.S. Forest Service SBR University Award
Pierce Eric Synergistic effects of a chalkophore, methanobactin, on microbial methylation of mercury Oak Ridge National Laboratory SBR ORNL-SFA
Scheibe Tim Temporal Trajectories of Wildfire Effects and their Relationship to Precipitation in the Columbia River Basin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA
Torn Margaret The AmeriFlux Management Project: Overview and the Year of Methane Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES LBNL-SFA
Torn Margaret The AmeriFlux Rapid Response System Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES LBNL-SFA
Kemner Kenneth The Argonne National Laboratory Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program SFA: Wetland Hydrobiogeochemistry Argonne National Laboratory SBR ANL-SFA
Torn Margaret The Berkeley Lab Terrestrial Ecosystem Science SFA on Belowground Biogeochemistry: Five years of deep soil warming Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES LBNL-SFA
Mouncey Nigel The DOE Joint Genome Institute: A User Facility for Environmental & Energy Genomics JGI BER User Facility
Cardenas M. Bayani The Effects of Stream Organic Matter on Respiration in Hyporheic Zones: Combined Insights from Flume and Computational Experiments The University of Texas at Austin SBR University Award
Wullschleger Stan The Effects of Talik Formation on Non-Growing Season Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Permafrost Ecosystems Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Bianchi Thomas The Hydro-bio-geochemistry of the Columbia River - Tributary Confluences University of Florida SBR University Award
Chambers Jeff The LBA / NGEE-Tropics data collaboration and water dynamics impacts of the 2015 drought in Central Amazon Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Hubbard Susan The Resilience of Mountain Plants and their Role in Sustaining Ecosystem Services Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Kostka Joel The response of greenhouse gas production (GHG) pathways to elevated temperature in the SPRUCE peatland Georgia Institute of Technology TES University Award
Feldman Daniel The Surface Atmosphere Integrated field Laboratory (SAIL) ARM Mobile Facility Campaign Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER ARM
Kuang Chongai The Third ARM Mobile Facility: Coupled Observational-Modeling Studies of Land-Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in the Southeastern United States Brookhaven National Laboratory BER ARM
Hubbard Susan The Watershed Function SFA: Mountainous System Hydrobiogeochemical Response to Disturbance across Genome to Watershed Scales Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Neumann Rebecca Thermal Transport by Rain: A Mechanism for Warming and Thawing Frozen Soil University of Washington TES University Award
Painter Scott Toward watershed simulations combining machine learning and high-resolution process-based models: Initial results from the ExaSheds project Oak Ridge National Laboratory BER ExaSheds
Catalano Jeffrey Trace Metal Dynamics and Limitations on Biogeochemical Cycling in Wetland Soils and Hyporheic Zones Washington University SBR University Award
Keller Michael Tracking the Structural Reassembly of Puerto Rican Tropical Forests Following Hurricane Maria NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory TES Federal Agency
Parashar Rishi Transport and Retention of Metal Reducing Motile Bacteria in Idealized Pore Geometries Desert Research Institute SBR University Award
Mcfarlane Karis Tropical Forest Response to a Drier Future: Synthesis and Modeling of Soil Carbon Stocks and Age Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory TES Early Career
Wullschleger Stan Understanding Snow Patterns for Improved Earth System Modeling in the Arctic Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES NGEE-Arctic
Scheibe Tim Understanding Spatial Patterns and Impacts of Hydrologic Exchange and Microbial Community Function from Reaction to Basin Scales Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA
Hanson Paul Understanding Taxonomic, Environmental, and Mycorrhizal Influences on Fine-Root Trait Variation Using the Global Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED) Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Koven Charlie Understanding the interplay of rooting strategy and plant hydraulic traits on the response of forest stands of CZ2 to climate variation of Southern Sierra California Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BER Early Career
Hanson Paul Understanding the Relative Importance of Nitrogen Versus Phosphorus Cycling in an Undisturbed Ombrotrophic Bog: Insight into Ecosystem Response to SPRUCE Manipulations Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Moulton David Unleashing Modeler Creativity: IDEAS on How Flexible Software can Further Process Understanding Los Alamos National Laboratory SBR IDEAS-Watersheds
Medvigy David Unraveling the Mechanisms of Below- and Aboveground Liana-Tree Competition in Tropical Forests University of Notre Dame TES University Award
Bailey Vanessa Updating and applying the global soil respiration database (SRDB) for carbon cycling research Pacific Northwest National Laboratory TES PNNL TES
Demers Jason Use of Stable Mercury Isotopes to Assess Mercury and Methylmercury Transformation and Transport across Critical Interfaces from the Molecular to the Watershed Scale University of Michigan SBR University Award
Ye Ming Using Global Sensitivity Analysis to Identify Controlling Processes of Complex Systems Florida State University SBR University Award
Chambers Jeff Vertical and horizontal distributions of tree density, tree size, crown size and crown packing over the Brazilian Amazon from airborne lidar data Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Hanson Paul Warming Increases Plant-Available Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the SPRUCE Bog Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Bailey Vanessa Water and Hysteretic Controls on Soil Carbon Biogeochemistry Pacific Northwest National Laboratory TES PNNL TES
Hubbard Susan Watershed Functional Zonation: Advancing Bedrock-to-Canopy Characterization across Watersheds Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory SBR LBNL-SFA
Liberty Lee Watershed scale seismic imaging and porosity estimation with the seismic land streamer in the Upper East River, Colorado Boise State University SBR University Award
Hanson Paul What is the Effect of Climate Change on Belowground Resource Acquisition Strategies in a Boreal Peatland? Oak Ridge National Laboratory TES ORNL-SFA
Chambers Jeff Where do trees’ source water during drought? Inverse modeling reveals drought strategies coordinating water-uptake depths with above ground traits Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory TES NGEE-Tropics
Scheibe Tim Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemical Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SBR PNNL-SFA

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Funding Opportunity Announcement: DOE ESPCoR Program
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Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2020 Solicitation 2
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Highlights submissions to require DOE PAGES number. [MORE] [7/20]

Environmental System Science Projects Awards Announced Summary [7/20]

FACE report now available Overview [6/20]

DOE announces Early Career Research Program awards for FY 2020. Awardees List [6/20]

DE-FOA-0002392-Environmental System Science
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ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge.
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DE-FOA-0002431-Established Program To Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) Implementation Grants
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Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2020 Solicitation 2
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Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2020 Solicitation 1
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