Making Sense of the World Convergent Technologies for Environmental Science

Jill Banfield, University of California, Berkeley

Through the combination of geoscience, biology, and nano- and information technologies, we can develop a fundamental understanding of the factors that define and regulate Earth's environments from the molecular to global scale. It is essential that we capture the complex, interconnected nature of the processes that maintain the habitability of the planet in order to appropriately utilize Earth's resources and predict, monitor, and manage global change. This goal requires long-term investments in nanogeoscience, nanotechnology, and biogeochemical systems modeling.

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