UC-HBCU award!!

Asmeret and Teamrat were awarded a UC-HBCU award “Boosting Representation of African Americans in the Geosciences (BRAAG).” This three-year pathways grant will allow us to recruit 12 students in collaboration with HBCU […]

Asmeret writes about Soil, Climate change, and Equity in TIME magazine

Asmeret argued for the need to center soils and equity in our efforts to address climate change In the July 20, 2020 issue of TIME.

Asmeret interviewed for RadioBio podcast on International Education Week

SCIENCE ABROAD AND HOME: INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK STORIES Listen to the episode at the RadioBio websiteFor UC Merced’s International Education Week, this RadioBio episode includes interviews with five researchers on their unique […]

Asmeret’s TEDtalk is now available online.

There’s two times more carbon in the earth’s soil than in all of its vegetation and the atmosphere — combined. Soil Biogeochemist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe shared how we could use its awesome […]

Asmeret @ TEDtalk: Soil can be an important part of the solution to address climate change, if only we can just stop treating it like dirt!

It was an incredible honor to get invited to talk about soils and climate change at TED2019 conference in Vancouver. You can read about my talk from: The TED conference blog post […]

Asmeret told the story of her scientific journey at The Story Collider: AGU Fall Meeting 2018

Video of Asmeret’s talk is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLZ1qw8pzOs  Asmeret was one of the speakers at a special Geosciences edition of The Story Collider that was held during AGU (American Geophysical Union)  Fall […]

Morgan and Kimber received DOE fellowships

I am incredibly proud of Berhe lab grad students Kimber Moreland and Morgan Barnes for receiving DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR) fellowships that provide students with thesis research […]

Berhe is co-PI on a new grant to study effectiveness of biochar for reducing greenhouse gas fluxes from soil

Our team (Professors Gerardo Diaz, Teamrat Ghezzehei, Rebecca Ryals, YangQuan Chen, Catherine Keske and our very own Asmeret Asefaw Berhe  received a $3 million grant from the California Strategic Growth Council to examine how biochar can be produced […]

Merced Soil Chronosequence work to unravel how weathering and soil mineralogy control response of soil carbon to warming

We studied a 100s to 3 million yrs soil chronosequence preserved in alluvial terrace deposits of the Merced River, CA to unravel how soil mineralogy affects soil carbon storage and succeptibility to […]

Asmeret selected as a National Academies New Voice in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Asmeret is selected to serve as an inaugural member of the Academies’ newest initiative — New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (SEM). The New Voices in SEM “will engage in communicating […]