RESEARCH News

2017

CZOs at AGU Fall Meeting 2017

31 Jul 2017 - Information on CZO award recipients, events, presentations, etc. at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.

Fieldwork of Dreams RECCS

25 May 2017 - Research Experience for Community College Students program inspires budding Colorado scientists

The frontier beneath our feet — an AGU commentary on the critical zone

21 Apr 2017 - AGU has published a collection of commentaries highlighting the important role Earth and space science research plays in society.

2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.

2016

CZOs at AGU 2016

22 Nov 2016 - CZOs at AGU 2016: Agenda and award recipients

Critical Zone Q&A with researcher Adrian Harpold

19 Oct 2016 - University of Nevada Reno's Adrian Harpold reflects on his past and present time researching at Critical Zone Observatories.

Shale Hills hosts eight-member delegation from China

09 Sep 2016 - To further their knowledge in critical zone research, a delegation of geologists from the China Geological Survey (CGS) and students from the China...

AGU Abstracts due August 3: List of CZ Sessions

24 Jul 2016 - AGU 2016 sessions related to CZ science. Submit your abstract by August 3.

Cold Springs fire update

11 Jul 2016 - From Bill Bowman up at Mountain Research Station: After a conference call with CU Risk Management and Police Department this morning, the decision...

Cold Springs fire!

11 Jul 2016 - The Cold Springs fire is south of Gordon Gulch, and could threaten Gordon Gulch. The greater Nederland area is under an evacuation order, Most roads...

CU-Boulder to dedicate new SEEC facility today

14 Apr 2016 - The new SEEC building, the BcCZO home is being dedicated today April 14th. New labs, new offices!! BOULDER -- A dedication ceremony and reception...

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...

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...

2015

Boulder Creek gets a little harder to sample in December

31 Dec 2015 - Week long tempures below freezing make Boulder Creek a little hard to sample:  {embed1} ...

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...

CU Boulder’s Earth Lab hiring post-docs

08 Dec 2015 - Earth Lab seeks to hire 8 new Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Scholars and a Research Data Analytics Specialist. Research includes CZ...

EOS: Taking the Pulse of the Earth’s Surface Systems

04 Dec 2015 - Taking the Pulse of the Earth's Surface Systems In September of 2014, Laurel Larsen (UC Berkley), Elizabeth Hajek (Penn State), and others...

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...

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

Critical Zone Profile - DAVE BARNARD (tree eco-physiologist, postdoctoral fellow)

07 Sep 2015 - Boulder Creek CZO Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder

Critical Zone Profile - EVE-LYN HINCKLEY (biogeochemist, assistant professor)

07 Sep 2015 - Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder

Critical Zone Profile - GREG TUCKER (geomorphologist, professor)

07 Sep 2015 - Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) & Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder

Critical Zone Profile - MELISSA FOSTER (geologist, PhD student)

07 Sep 2015 - PhD Student, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado

Critical Zone Profile - THEODORE BARNHART (hydrologist, PhD student)

07 Sep 2015 - PhD Student, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research / Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder

Joint AGU-ESA Event Brings Together Collaborative Networks

17 Aug 2015 - Members of AGU and the Ecological Society of America came together in their first joint event to discuss opportunities for research collaboration.

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,...

Salon on Deep Critical Zone Architecture held June 14-18, 2015

26 Jun 2015 - An international group of 17 researchers met at Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, Colorado for 3.5 days of presentations and discussions on the nature of...

Video: CZ graduate students reflect on experience at University of Western Australia Summer School

13 May 2015 - Students from around the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) gathered in Perth for two weeks in Feb. 2015 for the Inaugural WUN Summer School.

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...

2014

Using a CZO network to explore the architecture, dynamics and evolution of the Critical Zone

03 Nov 2014 - The US CZO National Office has organized a webinar on December 8, 2014 at 11AM - 12:30 PM ET.

2014 All Hands Meeting

24 Apr 2014 - Information for the 2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network on 21-14 September, including registration information and abstract submission.

Morning fun with animals/what happened to my data? Vandals?

21 Apr 2014 - We had a game camera set up facing one of our met tripod locations in Gordon Gulch and found these 2 yearling elk coming to check out our recent...

Reactive Transport Modeling Survey – Community Needs for Biogeochemical Studies

08 Apr 2014 - Reactive Transport Modeling Survey – Community Needs for Biogeochemical Studies The below survey is designed by Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Kate...

“What’s so critical about the Critical Zone?” webinar

02 Apr 2014 - March 31, 2014. Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (NSF CZO program director) and Dr. Gordon Grant (USFS; CZO Steering Committee chairperson)

Boulder Creek CZO post-doctoral opportunity in Geobiology or Hydrologic Modeling

06 Feb 2014 - Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory post-doctoral opportunity in Geobiology or Hydrologic Modeling

Rachel Gabor defended her dissertation Friday, November 15th 2013

21 Jan 2014 - Rachel Gabor defended her dissertation entitled "A spectroscopic investigation of the chemistry of organic matter during biogeochemical cycling...

2013

BcCZO at the American Geophysical Union’s 46th annual Fall Meeting!

01 Dec 2013 - Join the BcCZO and more than 22,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders in San Francisco, California, 9-13 December,...

Career Opportunities: NSF Program Director, Hydrologic Sciences, Rotator; two (2)  Openings

12 Nov 2013 - The Division of Earth Sciences has two vacant rotator positions in the Hydrologic Sciences program of the Surface Earth Processes (SEP)...

The Colorado Storm and Flood of 2013

25 Oct 2013 - Persistent, heavy rains in the Colorado Front Range broke several rainfall records and led to catastrophic flooding and geomorphic activity.

Severe Rainstorm Effects Recorded in Streams and Groundwater Levels

07 Oct 2013 - An Extreme Rain Event and the Hydrologic Response in the Boulder Creek CZO Persistent, heavy rain over Boulder during a 36-hour period between...

Fresh landslides triggered during September’s deluge

03 Oct 2013 - Heavy Rainfall and the Geomorphic Response During the week of September 9th, 2013, several days of continuous rainfall caused widespread...

Colorado’s Extreme Weather Event Smashes Records

26 Sep 2013 - Colorado rainfall records going back to 1893 were shattered by September's intense and persistent rainstorm.

Boulder Creek CZO collecting samples after the flood

19 Sep 2013 - On Monday September 16 2013 Rachel Gabor assembles a small crew to take samples on Boulder creek.

Boulder Creek CZO assessing flood in Upper Gordon Gulch

18 Sep 2013 - Assessing Gordon Gulch continues

Boulder Creek CZO assessing flood in Lower Gordon Gulch

18 Sep 2013 - BcCZOII member, Nate Rock, was able to access Lower Gordon Gulch via Golden Gate on 17 September 2013 only to find that the GGL gauge had been...

Boulder Creek CZO responds to record-breaking Colorado rainfall and flooding

13 Sep 2013 - Investigators and staff rush into action to collect samples and observe impacts

Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets Rock

11 Jul 2013 - The National Science Foundation's Cheryl Dybas recently finalized a new report entitled "Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets...

High-Peak Creeks, Forest Fires and Landscape Erosion: Could They Be Linked?

14 Jan 2013 - Colorado's Boulder Creek watershed: where rushing streams, raging blazes and the Rockies meet

NSF Discovery articles focus on the CZOs.

14 Jan 2013 - The Discoveries section of the National Science Foundation's website is publishing a six-part series about the Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs).

Post-doctoral researcher Adrian Harpold funded to accomplish cross-CZO science

11 Jan 2013 - Harpold awarded an NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship for a research and education program that spans 3 western Critical Zone Observatories

2012

CZO Presentations at 2012 AGU

03 Dec 2012 - A listing of more than 125 CZO-related presentations for the 2012 annual meeting of the AGU.

2011

Betasso Meteorological Station Goes live on the web

05 Mar 2011 - Located at the top of Betasso research catchment, output is every 10 minutes. ...

WILDFIRE! Fourmile Canyon fire may have long-term effects on water quality

10 Feb 2011 - Boulder Creek CZO and USGS are collaborating to evaluate the effects of the September 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire.

2010

View time-lapse cameras for Gordon Gulch and Green Lakes Valley

02 Sep 2010 - Boulder Creek CZO unveils a web page flash app where you can view frames from our time lapse camera. ...

2009

Study of Boulder Creek shows link between water flow, nuisance algae

13 Apr 2009 - In 2002, Colorado's Front Range was suffering through a historic drought, the worst it had seen in a century. A large snowpack the following...

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