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


Communications in ESD are a collaborative effort between division operations staff and centralized LBNL resources such as the Public Affairs group and LBNL library. The division supports graphic illustrations, poster priting, editing, writing and web development through the Creative Communications Group. Public Affairs and External relations are lead by the LBNL Public Affairs group.

ESD Creative Communications Group

The Communications Group serves the Earth Sciences Division and affiliated research partners to tell the story of our science in print and online. Our highly experienced staff fulfills a wide variety of communications services including creating and optimizing technical illustrations and graphics, writing and editing documents and reports, designing and maintaining websites, and building and deploying web applications. Read more »

LBNL Public Affairs and External Relations

Employees who are contacted by outside media entities should coordinate with the LBNL Public Affairs Department in addition to notifying the Division Office, who will coordinate publicizing to the Division and Lab communities. Read more »


The LBNL Library relies on the Divisions to ensure that authors are meeting the publishing requirements as stated in the RPM, Section 5.02, Scientific and Technical Publications. If you are writing a paper to send out for consideration by a journal or publishing organization, please ensure before you do so that you are familiar with the latest instructions and policies, including use of credit lines/acknowledgments by Earth Sciences Programs. Read more »


Review a more comprehensive list of Berkeley Lab's policies and procedures should the information presented by the Division need further clarification or is missing. Please contact us to help us improve discrepancies or enhance this website with additional information.

Contacts/More Information
  • Maryann Villavert, ESD Strategic Development & Communications Manager,, (510) 486-7357
  • Peter Lau, ESD Business Manager,, (510) 486-5570

For a complete description of these and all other policies, please refer to the LBNL RPM at: