Reports and Documents

2024 Publications

Projectassessment

Project Assessment for Biological and Environmental Research: Report from the BER Advisory Committee
May 2024
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A Unified Data Infrastructure for Biological and Environmental Research: Report from the BER Advisory Committee
April 2024
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Artificial Intelligence for the Methane Cycle Workshop Report
March 2024
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Research Summary: Environmental System Science Annual PI Meeting Abstract Book
March 2024
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2023

Understanding and Predictability of Integrated Mountain Hydroclimate Workshop Report
April 2023
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Research Summary: Environmental System Science Annual PI Meeting Abstract Book
May 2023
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2022

U.S. Scientific Leadership Addressing Energy, Ecosystems, Climate, and Sustainable Prosperity: Report from the BERAC Subcommittee on International Benchmarking
December 2022
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Artificial Intelligence for Earth System Predictability (AI4ESP) Workshop Report
September 2022
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Research Summary: Environmental System Science Annual PI Meeting Abstract Book
May 2022
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Foundational ESS Research and Programmatic Documents

Energy and Environmental Systems Sciences Division Strategic Plan 2018
May 2018
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Basic Research Needs for Environmental Management
February 2016
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BER Molecular Science Challenges
April 2015
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DOE Water-Energy Nexus Report
June 2014
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Terrestrial Ecology

Interagency Workshop Report on Integrated Hydro-Terrestrial Modeling
September 2020
A multi-agency report released by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Department of Energy Free-Air CO2 Enrichment Experiments: FACE Results, Lessons, and Legacy
June 2020
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Disturbance and Vegetation Dynamics in Earth System Models Workshop Report
November 2018
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Research Priorities to Incorporate Terrestrial-Aquatic Interfaces in Earth System Models Workshop Report
June 2017
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Expanding the Use of Plant Trait Observations and Ecological Theory in Earth System Models
May 2016
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Building Virtual Ecosystems: Computational Challenges for Mechanistic Modeling of Terrestrial Environments
February 2015
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Data-Model Needs for Belowground Ecology: A Summary Report from the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Mini-Workshop
May 2014
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Scaling Root Processes: Global Impacts Workshop Summary New Phytologist Virtual Special Issue
November 2013
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Research Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Under Climate Change
October 2012
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GOAmazon2014 Workshop Report
July 2011
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Ecosystem Experiments: Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystems and Feedbacks to the Physical Climate
June 2008
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Watershed Sciences

Understanding and Predictability of Integrated Mountain Hydroclimate Workshop Report
April 2023
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Open Watershed Science by Design: Leveraging Distributed Research Networks to Understand Watershed Systems
October 2019
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Community Modeling and Long-Term Predictions of the Integrated Water Cycle
September 2012
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Complex Systems Science for Subsurface Fate and Transport
March 2010
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Coastal Systems

Open Watershed Science by Design: Leveraging Distributed Research Networks to Understand Watershed Systems
October 2019
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Research Priorities to Incorporate Terrestrial-Aquatic Interfaces in Earth System Models Workshop Report
June 2017
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Enabling Capabilities

Towards a Shared ESS Cyberinfrastructure: Vision and First Steps
October 2016
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Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental System Science: Modeling Frameworks, Data Management, and Scientific Workflows
November 2015
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Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) Reports

U.S. Scientific Leadership Addressing Energy, Ecosystems, Climate, and Sustainable Prosperity: Report from the BERAC Subcommittee on International Benchmarking
December 2022
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Scientific User Research Facilities and Biological and Environmental Research: Review and Recommendations
October 2018
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Grand Challenges for Biological and Environmental Research: Progress and Future Vision
November 2017
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BER Virtual Laboratory: Innovative Framework for Biological and Environmental Grand Challenges
February 2013
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Grand Challenges for Biological and Environmental Research: A Long-Term Vision
December 2010
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Additional Research Community Reports

Artificial Intelligence for Earth System Predictability (AI4ESP) Workshop Report
September 2022
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Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2)
Multi-agency report
November 2018
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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) | 2014
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Project Overview Brochures

Terrestrial Ecology

Belowground Biogeochemistry SFA
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Soil Carbon Dynamics SFA
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Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Changing Environments (SPRUCE)
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NGEE-Arctic
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NGEE-Tropics
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AmeriFlux Network and Network Management
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GOAmazon | 2014
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Watershed Sciences

Wetland Hydro-biogeochemistry SFA
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Watershed Function SFA
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Watershed Dynamics and Evolution SFA
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BioGeoChemistry at Interfaces SFA
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River Corridor and Watershed Hydrobiogeochemistry SFA
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Floodplain Hydro-Biogeochemistry SFA
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Interoperable Design of Extreme-Scale Application Software (IDEAS)
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Coastal Systems

Coastal Observations, Mechanisms, and Predictions Across Systems and Scales—Field, Measurements, and Experiments (COMPASS-FME)
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Annual Meeting Research Abstracts

Research Summary: Environmental System Science Annual Principle Investigators Meeting
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Research Summary: Joint Terrestrial Ecosystem Science and Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Principal Investigators Meeting
2014 | 2013

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Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Principal Investigators Meeting
2012

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Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Principle Investigators Meeting
2012

Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Contractor-Grantee Workshop
2011 | 2010

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DOE-Environmental Remediation Sciences Program Principle Investigators Meeting
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

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DOE-Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research Principle Investigators Meeting
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