01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.
03 Jul 2017 - Ravindra Dwivedi received the prestigious 2017 AGU Horton Research Grant to support his CZO work in the Santa Catalina Mountains.
10 Feb 2015 - Critical Zone Services: Expanding Context, Constraints, and Currency beyond Ecosystem Services
26 Apr 2013 - Scientists study New Mexico's Rabbit Mountain, where forests burned in the 2011 Las Conchas fire
21 Feb 2012 - New research opportunities to advance hydrologic sciences promise a better understanding of the role of water in the Earth system that could help...
The University of Arizona invites applications for graduate and postdoctoral scholars to pursue research working with an interdisciplinary team of faculty, students and staff within the new NSF-funded Jemez River Basin and Santa Catalina Mountains Critical Zone Observatory (JRB-SCM CZO). This CZO is dedicated to experimental and theoretical studies of coupled Earth surface processes, particularly as they relate to climate-water interactions in the semi-arid southwestern US. Applicants should have an interest in one or more of the following research and career areas:
The JRB-SCM CZO is focused on addressing how variability in energy and mass flux influences Earth surface structure and function from the outer periphery of vegetation to the lower limits of ground water. Of specific interest is how landscape evolution and the cycling of water and carbon alter the short- and long-term development of this "Critical Zone". Postdoctoral candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV and contact information for at least three references to either Jon Chorover or Jon Pelletier. Prospective graduate student applicants are encouraged to also contact us by email to determine which of the five CZO-participating graduate programs are most suitable to a given candidate's interests.