Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Markus Bill's Research Projects

  • 2010 - Gulf of Mexico oil spill (Deepwater Horizon oil spill). Funded by a subcontract from the University of California at Berkeley, Energy Biosciences Institute to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under its U.S. Department of Energy contract DE-AC02-05CH11231, and by the University of Oklahoma Research Foundation.
  • 2010 - Environmental remediation and water resources. Funded by Assistant Secretary of the Office of Environmental Management, Office of Science and Technology, Environmental Remediation Science Program, of the U.S. Dept. of Energy under Contract DE-AC02-05CH11231.
  • 2009-2010 - Integrated Approach to Use Natural Chemical and Isotopic Tracers to Estimate Fracture Spacing and Surface Area in EGS Systems. Funded by Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.
  • 2008-2009 - Tracking Carbon Isotope Compositions of Chlorinated Ethenes during Field Bioaugmentation of Dehalococoides sp. Funded by CDM, 555 17th Street, Suite 1100, Denver, Colorado  80202. Principal investigator: Mark Conrad, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • 2007-2009 - In situ sequestration of 90Sr and Uranium in the vadose zone through microbial precipitation of phosphate minerals. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Environmental Remediation Science Program, project no LAB 06-12. Principal investigator: Mark Conrad, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • 2007-2009 - Coupled biogeochemical process evaluation for conceptualizing trichloroethene co-metabolism. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Environmental Management Science Program, project no LAB 05-12. Principal investigator: Frederick Colwell, Idaho National Laboratory.
  • 2006 - Diversity of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi and its significance in plant nitrogen acquisition in the arctic. Funded by National Science Foundation – Office of Polar Programs, project no OPP-0221489. Principal investigator: Ari Jumpponen, Kansas State University.
  • 2006 -  
    • Collaborative research: functional significance of "dark septate" endophytes in grassland and Meadow ecosystems of western north America. Funded by: National Science Foundation project no DEB 0344838. Principal investigator: Ari Jumpponen, Kansas State University.
    • Characterization of the energy acquisition by sub-adult Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) in the San Juan River, New Mexico. Funded by: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Principal investigator: Keith Guido, Kansas State University.
    • Trophics relationships among Colorado Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) and its prey in the San Juan River. Funded by: US Bureau of Reclimation (Department of the Interior). Principal investigator: Keith Guido, Kansas State University.
    • A multidisciplinary test of mutualistic benefits fungal endophytes provide their host plants. Funded by: National Science Foundation, project no. CRUI 0330840. Principal investigator: Thomas L. Bultman, Hope College, Holland, (Michigan).
    • CAREER: Assessing the effects of anthropogenic N-deposition on the carbon cycling of southern Californian semi-arid shrublands. Funded by NSF-Division of Environmental Biology, project no DEB-0133259. Principal investigator: George Vourlitis, California State University, San Marcos.
    • N-retention in terrestrial ecosystems: Implications for eutrophication and human health. Funded by National Institutes of Health-NIGMS-SCORE, project no S06 GM 59833. Principal investigator: Victor Rocha, California State University, San Marcos.
  • 2002-05 - Dynamic of extinctions and radiations of pelagic organisms in connection with eustatic and paleoceanografic variations during the Jurassic and Cretaceous in the Western Tethys. Funded by Dirección General de Investigación Científica y Técnica (DGICYT), Spain, project no. BTE-2001-3020. Principal investigator Prof. José Sandoval. Co-principal investigators Dr. Markus Bill, Prof. Miguel Company Sempere, Prof Luis O'Dogherty. Amount granted € 72,572. Duration 01.09.2002 - 30.09.2005.
  • 2000-02  
    • An isotopic approach for determining the industrial fraction of total CH3Br source to the atmosphere. Funded by National Aeronautic and Space Administration Upper Atmosphere Research Program (NASA), project no NAG5-7173, NAG5-4023. Principal investigators: Prof. Allen H. Goldstein and Prof. Donald J. DePaolo, University of California, Berkeley.
    • An isotopic approach for determining the industrial fraction of total CH3Br source to the atmosphere. Funded by National Science Foundation Atmospheric Chemistry Program Award (NSF), project no ATM-9729110. Principal investigator: Prof Allen H. Goldstein and Prof. Donald J. DePaolo, University of California Berkeley.
  • 1998-99 - Establishment of Equipment for Gas-Chromatography Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Analysis at Queen’s University. Funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), project no JREI GR/L85183. Principal investigator: Robert M. Kalin, Department of Civil Engineering and Questor Center, Queen's University Belfast.
  • 1998-99 - Laboratory studies of microbial degradation of contaminants using stable isotope methods. Funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), project no ROPA GR/M26374. Principal investigator: Robert M. Kalin, Department of Civil Engineering and Questor Center, Queen's University Belfast (UK).
  • 1994-97 - Mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic investigations of petrological and environmental problems. Funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), project no 2000-040756. Principal investigator: Johannes Hunziker, Department of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Lausanne, (Switzerland).
  • 1992-98 - Isotope geology and tectonics in the Prealps. Funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), project no 2100-045789. Principal investigator: Henri Masson, Department of Geology and Paleontology, University of Lausanne (Switzerland).

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