The sampling must continue….

My colleague Ken Williams (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) just sent me this picture from the Rifle, CO, field site. Despite 10 inches of snow, microbial biomass sampling from the aquifer continues….

New paper looking at effects of shallow geothermal energy processes on microbial activity

This is a new paper in Environmental Science & Technology, looking at the effects of heating and cooling processes (associated with geothermal energy) on microbial redox processes and community structures.

Bonte et al., 2013

This follows on from an earlier paper in 2009 that first reported some of these changes in subsurface systems associated with geothermal energy

Brielmann et al., 2009