EDUCATION/OUTREACH News

2018

Calhoun CZO featured in Duke Magazine

14 Nov 2018 - How critical zone science unearths secrets: The new cross-disciplinary field of study concerns itself with the living skin of the Earth.

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".

2018 Southeast Friends of the Pleistocene Field Conference

09 Feb 2018 - Geophysics, Geochemistry, and Biogeochemistry of the Southern Piedmont Critical Zone

Latour and Folch on special attributes of critical zone science

02 Feb 2018 - Duke Assistant Professor Christine Folch (Cultural Anthropology) converses spiritedly with Prof. Bruno Latour (Philosopher of Science) on the banks...

Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

2017

CZOs at AGU 2017

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

Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

CZNews: Fall 2017

25 Oct 2017 - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.

Earth Science Week 2017 Video Contest

15 Aug 2017 - For Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute invites you to enter the Earth Connections video contest. Submit a brief, 30-90...

CZNews: Summer 2017

27 Jul 2017 - CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Summer 2017.

Contribute a classroom/field activity to NAGT’s Teach the Earth

22 May 2017 - Contribute a classroom or field activity to Teach the Earth.

Zach Brecheisen wins the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Forest History Fellowship

27 Apr 2017 - The Forest History Society announces that Zachary Brecheisen is the 2017-18 recipient of the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellowship! The fellowship consists...

2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

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

K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

24 Mar 2017 - The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a professional scientific society, made up of soil scientists, educators, and consultants focused on...

Diego Barcellos Featured in UGA Graduate School Magazine

08 Feb 2017 - The Winter 2017 issue of UGA Graduate features an in-depth article about cross-CZO grad student Diego Barcellos

NSF REU Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST), Summer 2017

05 Jan 2017 - NSF REU for summer 2017: Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST)

2016

Bruno Latour talks about the Calhoun CZO in Munich

08 Dec 2016 - Bruno Latour, anthropologist and philosopher of science, gave a talk on Critical Zone science and the Anthropocene entitled "From the Anthropocene...

Eight new soil pits dug at the Calhoun!

17 Oct 2016 - Eight soil pits were installed at the Calhoun CZO on 17-18 October 2016 for easy access for soil sampling down to 2 meters. Photo: Will Cook.

USFS Photos from the Historic Archive of the Calhoun Experimental Forest

03 Oct 2016 - Just posted, thanks to efforts of Don Nelson, Kathy O'Neill, Mike Coughlan, Michael Lonneman, Zachary Meyers, and many other students, is an...

An illustrated introduction to the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory!

22 Sep 2016 - An introduction to the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory, by Justin Richardson and Dan Richter, illustrated by Alana McGillis has just been posted!...

Field trip to quarry near Calhoun CZO

09 Jun 2016 - On Thursday 9 June 2016, Paul Schroeder led a several hour tour of the Hanson Aggregates Quarry (AKA Mary Lou Rock Quarry) in Clinton SC, about 15...

Critical Zone Profile - Diego Barcellos

09 Jun 2016 - PhD Student, Soil Science, University of Georgia

Historic Legacy Sediments Examined at 2016 Summer Science Meeting

03 Jun 2016 - The Calhoun CZO held its third annual Summer Science Days meeting.  In the photo, Calhoun researchers discuss a 18th-19th century pine root...

The Calhoun Experimental Forest featured in USFS publication

30 Mar 2016 - The USFS Southern Research Station's CompassLive blog features an article about the history of the Calhoun Experimental Forest, founded in 1947....

2015

Critical Zone Profile - KATHERINE O’NEILL (ecosystem ecologist, Associate Professor)

15 Nov 2015 - Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Roanoke College

Bruno Latour, Science philosopher and anthropologist visits scientists at the Calhoun CZO

09 Oct 2015 - A dozen diverse scientists and scholars from five universities, united by their interest in Prof. Latour and in human-nature relations, traveled by...

Sino-USA CZO scientists meet to discuss future collaborations

09 Oct 2015 - About 60 Chinese and American critical zone scientists met in Guiyang, China for two days of discussions and presentations on the significance of...

CCZO researcher Amilcare Porporato lectures on soil moisture dynamics and stoichiometry controls

27 Aug 2015 - Presented at the University of Saskatchewan's Global Institute of Water Security 10/29/2014

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.

CZO Ecology Session at ESA 2015 Meeting

16 Jul 2015 - A session entitled 'Ecology in the Critical Zone" will take place at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2015 Meeting held  from August...

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...

Dan Richter publishes on the Anthropocene

20 Jan 2015 - Dan Richter helps answer the question "When did the Anthropocene begin?"

Paul Schroeder presents talks on CZO science in Turkey

20 Jan 2015 - Geology Prof. Paul Schroeder from UGA is on sabbatical at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey and has been spreading the word about CZO science.

2014

Calhoun featured in Science

11 Nov 2014 - Dan Richter talks about the Calhoun CZO's "endangered" Cecil soil in a Science feature by Michael Tennesen

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.

Richter presents talk at Stanford

08 Sep 2014 - Dan Richter gave a seminar in May 2014 at Stanford University’s Department of Environmental Earth System Science entitled “The changing...

Richter presents talk to Forest History Society

08 Sep 2014 - Dan Richter gave a lecture about the Calhoun CZO to an invited audience assembled by the Forest History Society in Durham NC on April 25,...

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.

“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)

Calhoun Geophysics Week with Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics

01 Apr 2014 - Wyoming Experts in Geophysics Visit the Calhoun CZO for Four Days of Measurements

Richter interviewed on YouTube by British Society of Soil Science

01 Apr 2014 - Prof. John Quinton of Lancaster University interviews Prof. Richter for the BSSS on the changing model of soil, the topic of the 2013 Russell Lecture

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