Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Some of the LBNL participants in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, celebrating with Director Chu.
Photo by: Roy Kaltschmidt
Some of the LBNL participants in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, celebrating with former Lab Director Steven Chu (currently U.S. DOE Secretary).

Departments

The Earth Sciences Division (ESD) consists of five departments. ESD staff are aligned according to their professional and scientific expertise to these departments, which also serves as their administrative home (Department Heads are responsible for line management activities associated with safety, staffing, promotions, performance evaluations, and employee development and training). Departments are further divided into Research Areas, each with a scientific focus, led by a Research-Area Leader. In the crosscutting nature of the research and disciplines in the ESD, Department staff are likely to support one or all of the Research Programs. Click on a department name below to learn more about the staff and our organization.

Department Dept. Head
Climate Sciences Bill Collins
Ecology Gary Andersen
Geochemistry Peter Nico
Geophysics Greg Newman
Hydrogeology Tim Kneafsey