In the Berhe soil biogeochemistry research group, we generally work on three major research areas in soil biogeochemistry investigating the effects of physical perturbations in the environment on soil organic matter (SOM) dynamics: effect of erosion, fire, and climate change.

Asmeret’s presentation at TED2019 in Vancouver, Canada.


International visitors:  We welcome international scientists, postdocs, and  doctoral students to visit our lab to conduct collaborative research for 2-12 months. The visitors are typically self-funded or funded by their home-institutions, and receive research support from Asmeret and other members of the Berhe lab. If interested in a visiting scholar/student appointment in our lab, please email aaberhe(at)ucmerced(dot)edu

Postdoctoral scholars:  Berhe lab occasionally has funding for postdoctoral scholars. In addition to our advertised openings, if you are interested in developing a joint proposal for a postdoctoral research project in the Berhe lab please email Asmeret at aaberhe(at)ucmerced(dot)edu

Graduate students:  We accept about 1 student per year to join our research group. In addition to our advertised openings, if you are interested in working in the Berhe lab to pursue an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Environmental Systems at UC Merced, please email Asmeret at aaberhe(at)ucmerced(dot)edu