Kimber receives UC-Lab FEES fellowship

Ph.D. Candidate Kimber Moreland received a UC-Lab FEES fellowship for a two-year in residence fellowship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). This highly competitive award will support Kimber on her dissertation research on “Climatic Controls of Subsoil Organic Carbon Dynamics” that is taking place at the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory. During her fellowship, … Read more

Women in STEM group at UC Merced

Read about our Women in Science and Technology group that we launched to support faculty members and students in STEM fields. Our new organization at UC Merced is working to close the gender gap by engaging, supporting and mentoring women in fields traditionally dominated by men. The full article is available at this link .

UC Catalyst award to study carbon dynamics in CA agricultural soils

Our team received one of the four 2016 recipients of the President’s Research Catalyst Awards for our proposed work on: “California Drought and Carbon Management for Agriculture,” $1.69 million, PI: Sam Ying (UC Riverside) and co-PIs  Asmeret Asefaw Berhe and Teamrat Ghezzehei (UC Merced), Kate Scow and Sanjai Parikh (UC Davis), Eoin Brodie, Peter Nico, Margaret … Read more

Biogeochemistry lab manager position at UC Merced

The Berhe Biogeochemistry lab at the University of California, Merced ( http://www.aaberhe.com ) has an opening for a part-time lab manager. The lab manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of the lab; composing, review and verification of lab and field protocols and reports; maintain and troubleshoot instruments and equipment including GC, IR bench, etc; and … Read more

Erin’s paper published in Biogeosciences

Erin’s firth paper was published in Biogeosciences. Among other things, this study shows that, in the Southern Sierra Nevada, annual rates of sediment export (for the time period between 2005 and 2011) varied from 0.4 to 177 kg/ha, while export of C in sediment was between 0.025 and 4.2 kg C/ha and export of N in sediment … Read more

Asmeret discusses ‘Soil and Human security’ on Down on the Farm with Tom Willey on KFCF 88.1 FM

Asmeret had the pleasure to be a guest on Tom Willey’s radio program – Down on the Farm with Tom Willey on KFCF 88.1 FM in Fresno, CA. Listen to the whole interview below: As Tom, the host, put it: “Soil is the living epidermis of the planet.” So begins Soil and Human Security in the 21st Century, an … Read more

New paper in Science: Soils and Human Security in the 21st century

Asmeret is a co-author on a newly released paper in Science on “Soil and Human Security in the 21st century.” see link to article from Science Megazine  Read press Releases about this paper from: University of California, Merced University of California, Berkeley University of Delaware Among other outlets, the paper was also covered by: The Independent … Read more

Congratulations to our amazing lab members – awards, funding!

We are lucky to have an amazing group of folks in the Berhe lab whose works have been recognized by awards of competitive funding over the last couple of months. Congratulations to: Morgan Barnes for receiving: i) the Institute for the Study of Ecological Effects of Climate Impacts (ISEECI) Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship; and ii) the … Read more

Our biochar work featured in UC Merced Megazine

Our recent projects on using nutrient enriched biochar to reduce losses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous from agricultural soils was featured in the latest issue of the UC Merced Megazine. The article highlights different agriculture related research projects that are currently being conducted at UC Merced. See the full article in pages 22-24 in the May 1, 2015 … Read more

Asmeret’s work featured by the Hellman Family Foundation

In 2011, Asmeret was awarded the Hellman Family Foundation’s grant for early career scientists. Recently, the Hellman Family foundation featured a few of the past recipients, including Asmeret. Check this out (link)…