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Postdoc position available in the Berhe lab

Postdoctoral Scholar – Biogeochemistry, Soil Sciences Job #JPF00154 School of Natural Sciences – Life & Environmental Sciences, University of California, Merced DESCRIPTION A postdoctoral position in terrestrial biogeochemistry is available in the Berhe lab […]

Our work shows how drought and extreme changes in seasonality affect the soils’ ability to store water and carbon.

Extreme changes in seasonality in the Sierra Nevada can have lasting impacts on meadow health and could mean less water and carbon storage in high elevation wetlands, according to research conducted at […]

Applications for the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship now open

If you are a finishing grad student or postdoc interested in joining our research group, consider applying for the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2014. Note that […]

Chelsea’s dissertation research highlighted by the UC Office of the President

A feature article on Chelsea Arnold’s dissertation research on the coupled hydrological and biogeochemical implications of the ongoing drought in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California was published by the University of California […]

Congratulations Samuel and Emma!

Samuel and Emma successfully defended their Masters Theses and are moving on to bigger and better things. Congratulations both! In the Berhe biogeochemistry lab at UC Merced they studied: Emma McCorkle: Determining source […]

Our research highlighted in the US Congress

On Tuesday June 24, 2014, Congressman McNerney (D-CA) gave a floor speech on the research conducted in the Berhe Biogeochemistry lab at UC Merced.     The speech that the congressman gave included: […]

Asmeret receives an NSF CAREER Award

Asmeret receives NSF’s most prestigious award for early career scientists for work dealing with “CAREER:Persistence of soil organic matter in dynamic landscapes: interactive effects of fire and erosion” Fire, erosion, and soil carbon (C) […]

REU positions with the Southern Sierra CZO

Two Research Experience for Undergraduates positions are available for work that focuses on water resources and soil nutrients in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone observatory. Please visit for more information, and don’t hesitate […]

Congratulations to Dr. Arnold!

Chelsea Arnold successfully defended her dissertation on friday May 2, 2014. The title of Chelsea’s dissertation is ” Coupled hydrological and biogeochemical dynamics in high elevation meadows: thresholds, resiliency and change.” Abstract: […]

Chelsea @ the Capitol!

Ph.D. candidate Chelsea Arnold travelled to the State of California Capitol in Sacramento during Graduate Research Advocacy Day on March 12, 2014 Chelsea was one of the two University of California graduate students that were chosen to accompany […]