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Weyant et al. 2022

Weyant, J., A.M. Fridlind, A.A. Campbell, J. Pett-Ridge, G.P. Robertson, G. Stacey, and D. van Vuuren, 2022: Chapter 7. Integrative science. In U.S. Scientific Leadership: Addressing Energy, Ecosystems, Climate, and Sustainable Prosperity: Report from the BERAC Subcommittee on International Benchmarking, DOE/SC-0208. M. McCann and P. Reed, Eds., U.S. D.O.E., Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, pp. 103-121, doi:10.2172/1895129.

BER leads internationally in integrating climate observations and modeling, and its Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program are international leaders of integrative science involving short-term field campaigns.

Sustaining leadership in the integration of the ARM, ASR, and Earth system modeling programs requires both maintenance of cutting-edge observational capabilities and continued access to adequate computational resources.

Additional leadership gains would be achieved by improving integration across the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, research in Regional and Global Model Analysis, ARM, and MultiSector Dynamics modeling efforts.

The DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) exemplify interdisciplinary research ranging from detailed molecular analysis to ecosystem modeling.

DOE's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), Joint Genome Institute (JGI), and light source user facilities, along with their numerous collaborators, are international leaders in integrating omics research, molecular and structural analysis, and systems biology.

BER is a leader in systems-level understanding such as the linkages between plant microbiomes and ecosystem function.

EMSL successfully integrates atmospheric science and physical chemistry with potential expansion into biological aerosols.

Citation analysis demonstrates integration success: BER-sponsored papers are 1.5 times more likely than non-BER papers to span two BER science areas and 3 times more likely to span three.

BER research could be further integrated by developing opportunities embodied in crosscutting user facility programs such as the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) project and the Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) initiative.

Integrating efforts across U.S. agencies is a formidable challenge leaving unrealized opportunities for further integration across BER's portfolio.

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@inbook{we08300m,
  author={Weyant, J. and Fridlind, A. M. and Campbell, A. A. and Pett-Ridge, J. and Robertson, G. P. and Stacey, G. and van Vuuren, D.},
  editor={McCann, M. and Reed, P.},
  title={Chapter 7. Integrative science},
  booktitle={U.S. Scientific Leadership: Addressing Energy, Ecosystems, Climate, and Sustainable Prosperity: Report from the BERAC Subcommittee on International Benchmarking},
  year={2022},
  pages={103--121},
  publisher={U.S. D.O.E., Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee},
  doi={10.2172/1895129},
}

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