Note to CZ colleagues

The CZO program will end Nov. 2020, succeeded by a new "Critical Zone Collaborative Network”. Let's explore how the CZ community can build upon the CZOs via new NSF proposals (due 02 Dec. 2019). Learn more about the new network and get in touch!


News

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CZ colleagues: Please contact us about proposals for NSF’s CZ Collaborative Network, due 02 Dec 2019

08 Jul 2019 - CZO will end Nov 2020, succeeded by the “CZ Collaborative Network”. Let’s explore how the CZ community can build upon the CZOs via new NSF proposals.

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CZOs at AGU 2019

19 Jun 2019 - A list of CZ-related sessions, abstracts and events at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting.

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Critical-Zone Collaborative Network NSF Program Solicitation

31 May 2019 - NSF seeks proposals to establish an adaptive and responsive research network that supports investigations of the Earth’s Critical Zone.

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NSF solicitation: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2)

20 Nov 2018 - NSF Crosscutting CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2) Solicitation 19-528 DUE DATES Letter of Intent Deadline...

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CZOs at AGU 2018

19 Nov 2018 - The 2018 AGU Fall Meeting will be held December 10-14 in Washington, D.C.

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NSF Discovery articles focus on the CZOs.

10 May 2018 - The Discoveries section of the National Science Foundation's website on Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs).

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BcCZO had the honor of hosting a visit from the China Geological Survey

13 Nov 2017 - On November 6-10, the BcCZO had the honor of hosting a visit from the China Geological Survey (CGS; http://en.cgs.gov.cn/).

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EOS: Bark Beetles Cause Big Tree Die-Offs, but Streams Flow Steadily

10 Mar 2016 - EOS article written by Lily Strelich features research conducted by CZO investigators and their colleagues, which shows that bark beetle epidemics...

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Korean KNU CZO visit great success!

01 Feb 2016 - BcCZO‬ had a great visit from the ‪KNU‬ ‪‎CZO‬ in South Korea. A new CZO that has been funded for about 5 months...

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Suzanne Anderson’s presentation inspired this great comic strip by Miles Traer!

23 Dec 2015 - AGU 2015 was a great sucess this year, and inspired this great little cartoon by Miles Traer. Miles has been working with the American Geophysical...

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BcCZO at AGU (American Geophysical Union) 14-18 Dec, 2015. Abstracts on the website!

02 Dec 2015 - Criticalzone Science at AGU (American Geophysical Union) fall meeting 2015 December 14-18. 2015 Fall Meeting Program Download the CZO...

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Robert Anderson one of four faculty members receive high honor for research, teaching, and service

06 Nov 2015 - Leaders in science, medicine are newest University of Colorado Distinguished Professors

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New study suggests bedrock weathering based on topography

30 Oct 2015 - St. Clair et al. suggest tectonic stresses interact with topography to influence bedrock weathering.

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Sheila Murphy USGS press release “Storms after Wildfire Lead to Impaired Water Quality”

01 Oct 2015 - Fourmile Canyon fire September 2010, burned about 6,000 acres in Boulder County, CO. Storms after wildfire led to downstream water-quality impairment.

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Anderson Receives 2015 G. K. Gilbert Award

17 Sep 2015 - From the Eos LogoEarth & Space Science News. Robert Anderson will receive the 2015 G. K. Gilbert Award at the 2015 American Geophysical Union...

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Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Boulder Creek CZO)

07 Sep 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Boulder Creek CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

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Research Experience for Community College Students (RECCS) Interns give presentations July 29 and 30

30 Jul 2015 - Research Experience for Community College Students in Critical Zone Science interns gave talks and posters on their work on July 29 and 30,...

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Animated LiDAR scan of a burned forest hillslope

01 May 2015 - This animated fly-through was generated from ground-based laser scanning data (a.k.a. LiDAR: LIght Detection And Ranging). The data were collected...

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Colorado Public Radio - Colorado Matters features Suzanne & Robert Anderson

29 Apr 2015 - About Colorado Matters Colorado Public Radio's daily interview show Colorado Matters interviews Suzanne and Robert Anderson concerning...

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Geology paper about Boulder flood on release picked up by the press.

01 Apr 2015 - The Boulder Creek CZO and coauthors are highlighted in recent articles for their analysis of flooding and debris flows from the historic 2013...

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Congratulations Bob Anderson!  He is the recipient of the 2014 Hazel Barnes Prize!

18 Apr 2014 - Professor Robert S. Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder’s geological sciences department and Institute of Arctic and Alpine...

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What is the Boulder Creek CZO? Watch our new video series.

15 Mar 2012 - Want to learn more about us? Check out our new short video series; it covers Boulder Creek's unique setting and perspective on Critical Zone Research


Congratulations Jill Marshall on receiving the 2018 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award

06 Nov 2018 - Marshall Receives 2018 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award

Congratulations Kate on her thesis defense

30 Oct 2018 - Kate Hale, M.A. Geography Title: Streamflow sensitivity to warming and shift from snowfall to rainfall. Date/Time: Tuesday October 30, 2018 at...

CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grants

23 Aug 2018 - CUAHSI is accepting proposals for the Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant program (IDTG). Application deadline is Septemeber 30, 2018.

Discussion paper open till April 5th in Biogeosciences

06 Mar 2018 - A discussion is open for the manuscript, "Elevating the biogeosciences within environmental research networks".

Noah Molotch on KGNU

08 Feb 2018 - The CZO's own Dr. Noah Molotch, director of CWEST, appeared on KGNU during a piece on snow depth and Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL). KGNU is an...

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Events

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2019 AGU Fall Meeting

2019 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting


San Francisco, California.


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Publications

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Reevaluating growing season length controls on net ecosystem production in evergreen conifer forests. Barnard, D.M., Knowles, J.F., Barnard, H.R., Goulden, M.L., Hu, J., Litvak, M.E., Molotch, N.P. (2018): Scientific Reports 8(1): 17973 Cross-CZO

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Mercury sourcing and sequestration in weathering profiles at six Critical Zone Observatories. Richardson, Justin B., Arnulfo A. Aguirre, Heather L. Buss, A. Toby O'Geen, Xin Gu, Daniella M. Rempe, and Daniel deB. Richter (2018): Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32(10):1542-1555 Cross-CZO National

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Ideas and perspectives: Strengthening the biogeosciences in environmental research networks. Richter, D.D., S.A. Billings, P.M. Groffman, E.F. Kelly, K.A. Lohse, W.H. McDowell, T.S. White, S. Anderson, D.D. Baldocchi, S. Banwart, S. Brantley, J.J. Braun, Z.S. Brecheisen, C.W. Cook, H.E. Hartnett, S.E. Hobbie, J. Gaillardet, E. Jobbagy, H.F. Jungkunst, C.E. Kazanski, J. Krishnaswamy, D. Markewitz, K. O’Neill, C.S. Riebe, P. Schroeder, C. Siebe, W.L. Silver, A. Thompson, A. Verhoef, G. Zhang (2018): Biogeosciences 15: 4815-4832 Cross-CZO National

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Snowmelt‐driven trade‐offs between early and late season productivity negatively impact forest carbon uptake during drought. Knowles J.F., Molotch N.P., Trujillo E. & Litvak M.E. (2018): Geophysical Research Letters 45: 3087–3096 Cross-CZO

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A net ecosystem carbon budget for snow dominated forested headwater catchments: linking water and carbon fluxes to critical zone carbon storage. Perdrial J., Brooks P.D., Swetnam T., Lohse K.A., Rasmussen C., Litvak M., Harpold A.A., Zapata-Rios X., Broxton P., Mitra B., Meixner M., Condon K., Huckle D., Stielstra C., Vázquez-Ortega A., Lybrand R., Holleran M., Orem C., Pelletier J., Chorover J. (2018): Biogeochemistry 138{3): 225–243 Cross-CZO

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Which way do you lean? Using slope aspect variations to understand Critical Zone processes and feedbacks. Pelletier J. D., Barron‐Gafford G. A., Gutiérrez‐Jurado H., Hinckley E.‐L. S., Istanbulluoglu E., McGuire L. A., Niu G.‐Y., Poulos M. J., Rasmussen C., Richardson P., Swetnam T. L., and Tucker G. E. (2018): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(5): 1133–1154 Cross-CZO

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Humidity determines snowpack ablation under a warming climate. Harpold A.A. and Brooks P.D. (2018): PNAS 115(6): 1215-1220 Cross-CZO

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Regional sensitivities of seasonal snowpack to elevation, aspect, and vegetation cover in western North America. Christopher J. Tennant, Adrian A. Harpold, Kathleen Ann Lohse, Sarah E. Godsey, Benjamin T. Crosby, Laurel G. Larsen, Paul D. Brooks, Robert W. Van Kirk, Nancy F. Glenn (2017): Water Resources Research 53 Cross-CZO National

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Quantifying the effects of wildfire on changes in soil properties by surface burning of soils from the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory. Wieting, C., Ebel, B. A., Singha, K. (2017): Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies Volume 13, October 2017, Pages 43-57

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Topographically driven differences in energy and water constrain climatic control on forest carbon sequestration. Swetnam T.L., Brooks P.D., Barnard H.R., Harpold A.A., and Gallo E.L. (2017): Ecosphere 8(4): e01797 Cross-CZO

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Geophysical imaging reveals topographic stress control of bedrock weathering. St. Clair, J., S. Moon, W. S. Holbrook, J. T. Perron, C. S. Riebe, S. J. Martel, B. Carr, C. Harman, K. Singha, D. deB. Richter (2015): Science 350 (6260): 534-538 Cross-CZO National

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Linkages between denitrification and organic matter quality, Boulder Creek Watershed, CO. Barnes, R.T., R.L. Smith, and G.R. Aiken (2012): Journal of Geophysical Research- VOL. 117, G01014, 14 PP


Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons (Pre-Print). BREWER, T.E., E.L. ARONSON, K. AROGYASWAMY, S.A. BILLINGS, J.K. BOTTHOFF, A.N. CAMPBELL, N.C. DOVE, D. FAIRBANKS, R.E. GALLERY, S.C. HART, J. KAYE, G. KING, G. LOGAN, K.A. LOHSE, M.R. MALTZ, E. MAYORGA, C. O’NEILL, S.M. OWENS, A. PACKMAN, J. PETT-RIDGE, A.F. PLANTE, D.D. RICHTER, W.L. SILVER, W.H. YANG, N. FIERER (2019): bioRxiv Cross-CZO National

Inorganic nitrogen wet deposition gradients in the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area and Colorado Front Range – Preliminary implications for Rocky Mountain National Park and interpolated deposition maps. Wetherbee, G., Benedict, K., Murphy, S., Elliott, E. (2019): Science of the Total Environment 691 (2019) 1027–1042

Hillslope hydrology in global change research and Earth system modeling. Fan, Y., Clark, M., Lawrence, D. M., Swenson, S., Band, L. E., Brantley, S. L., P. D. Brooks, W. E. Dietrich, A. Flores, G. Grant, J. W. Kirchner, D. S. Mackay, J. J. McDonnell, P. C. D. Milly, P. L. Sullivan, C. Tague, H. Ajami, N. Chaney, A. Hartmann, P. Hazenberg, J. McNamara, J. Pelletier, J. Perket, E. Rouholahnejad‐Freund, T. Wagener, X. Zeng, E. Beighley, J. Buzan, M. Huang, B. Livneh, B. P. Mohanty, B. Nijssen, M. Safeeq, C. Shen, W. van Verseveld, J. Volk, D. Yamazaki (2019): Water Resources Research, vol 55 Cross-CZO

Climate driven coevolution of weathering profiles and hillslope topography generates dramatic differences in critical zone architecture. Anderson, R. S., Rajaram, H., Anderson, S. P. (2018): Hydrological Processes . 2018;1 – 16.

On the use of a snow aridity index to predict remotely sensed forest productivity in the presence of bark beetle disturbance . Knowles, JK, L. Lestak, N.P. Molotch (2018): Water Resources Research, 53: 4891-4906

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