U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research

Searchable Research Highlights

DOE Biological and Environmental Research Highlights Database Description

This is a public database containing highlights of BER programmatic research generated by program managers. It is updated regularly as new highlights and occasional press releases are received.

Search Features

Topical Searches can be conducted by selecting one or multiple topics from the various listed categories (Cross-Cutting, User Facilities and Centers, and Research Areas).

  • To search for all highlights associated with a listed topic, select the topic of interest and click ‘List’.
  • Selecting multiple topics results in a Boolean ‘or’ search, meaning the database returns a list of highlights pertaining to each topic selected. For example, selecting ‘Atmospheric System Research’ and ‘Microbes and Communities’ displays all highlights from both topic areas.
  • To restrict results to the intersection of two or more topic areas, use the Keyword Search option and type ‘and’ between words. For example, typing ‘microbes and Atmospheric System Research’ displays only those highlights discussing microbes associated with atmospheric systems.

Search results are displayed in reverse chronological order.

To list all of the entries in the database, click the ‘Clear all choices’ button, then click the ‘Search’ button.

Full Text Searches can be conducted using the Keyword Search option. The search engine examines all of the words in every stored entry and displays highlights matching the search words supplied. Keyword Search can be further narrowed by selecting one or more of the listed topics.

  • Acronyms such as ARM must be typed exactly as they would appear in the text, i.e. "ARM", not "arm".

Searches also can be conducted by the publication date of the journal article associated with the research highlight or by BER division.

Topic Coding Notes

Topic codes have been assigned to each of the highlights in this database. Because many highlights transcend a number of programs and research areas, coding has been prioritized for the most relevant topic categories to prevent searches from becoming nonspecific. This means that certain specialized searches may require several searches to obtain all of the entries being sought.

If you find there are highlights that should receive different codes, please notify Kris Christen at christenks@ornl.gov.

 

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Recent Highlights

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Influence of Hydroclimate Variability on Power System Operations Revealed through Integrated Modeling
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New Technology for Consistently Identifying Proteins from a Dozen Cells


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Forest Lichens May Suffer Changes in Production and Range with Future Environmental Warming
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Feb 22, 2018
Soil Microbiome in Arctic Polygonal Tundra Unlocked
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