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•The size of sediments supplied by hillslopes to rivers is a major unsolved problem. •Hillslope sediment size should vary with lithology, climate, biota and erosion rate. •New model...
The devastating Amatrice Earthquake struck Italy on 24 August 2016, producing severe damage in several towns in the Apennines including Amatrice and Norcia.
David Burstein, Brian Thomas and Jillian Banfield are co-authors of “Identical bacterial populations colonize premature infant gut, skin, and oral microbiomes and exhibit different in situ...
Researchers in EPS have determined that fast rates of North American plate motion 1.1 billion years ago continued for much longer than previously thought. The researchers, Luke Fairchild,...
The Candidate Superphylum OD1 bacteria, also known as Parcubacteria, were first identified by phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA genes recovered from environmental samples
Mong-Han Huang received his PhD at UC Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Roland Bürgmann in 2014 and is currently a NASA postdoc fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech. Prof...
Kurt Cuffey is co-author of “Water isotope diffusion in the WAIS Divide ice core during the Holocene and last glacial.” The research letter came out on 24 January 2017 in the Journal of...
The Juan de Fuca plate that subducts beneath Cascadia is divided into two subplates: the Gorda section subducting under Northern California and the rest of the Juan de Fuca plate subducting...
The end-Triassic mass extinction (∼201.6 Ma) was one of the five most severe biotic crises of the Phanerozoic. Determining the mass and isotopic composition of carbon release during the end...
Berkeley Earth & Planetary Science Professor Jillian Banfield will lead an initiative that uses CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to develop new disease therapies. Prof. Banfield will guide the...

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