News

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AGU Fall Meeting 2017 - Submit an abstract by 02 Aug for CZ science sessions

30 Jun 2017 - This year's Fall Meeting will have more than 12 sessions related to Critical Zone science.

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Discussion open on Brantley et al. paper till July 31, 2017.

27 Jun 2017 - Discussion is open on "Designing a network of critical zone observatories to explore the living skin of the terrestrial Earth" in ESurf.

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

23 Jun 2017 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

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NSF Discovery: Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds

21 Jun 2017 - Scientists obtain comprehensive view of agricultural ecosystems

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

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

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What’s Good for Crops not Always Good for the Environment

17 Apr 2017 - What's good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key plant nutrient, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies.

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2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

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

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’Weather Whiplash’ Triggered by Changing Climate Will Degrade Midwest’s Drinking Water

03 Apr 2017 - One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme seesawing between drought and flood, a phenomenon dubbed “weather...

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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...

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Illinois Researchers on Improving Soybean Production

23 Nov 2016 - A group of researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to make soybeans more productive by reducing the number of leaves on each plant.

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Soybean plants with fewer leaves yield more

23 Nov 2016 - Scientists predict that modern soybeans produce more leaves than they need to the detriment of yield—made worse by rising atmospheric CO2.

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Critical Zone Observatory Environmental Science Workshop

29 Jun 2016 - IML-CZO recently hosted a workshop to help teachers learn new ways to engage students in science learning.

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Video: Critical Zone Observatories help U.S. plan for the future

21 Mar 2016 - The short video features the Intensely Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory (IML-CZO) with commentary from IML Co-Director Praveen Kumar.

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Logjam Clogs Sangamon River, just as it did in the 1930s and ‘40s

06 Feb 2016 - About half a mile of logs and other debris stretches across the Sangamon River in Cass County about two miles from where it joins the Illinois...

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EOS Spotlight: Conservation Farming Shown to Protect Carbon in Soil

04 Feb 2016 - A closer look at cultivated land informs actions to protect the vitality of our soil.

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The Coming Blue Revolution

03 Feb 2016 - Review of P. Kumar's journal publication, "Hydrocomplexity: Addressing water security and emergent environmental risks" in Water Resources Research.

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U.S.-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability Conference Summary

01 Feb 2016 - Summary of a conference and workshop dedicated to Critical Zone Science, Sustainability, and Services in a Changing World hosted by Purdue University.

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

28 Nov 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Intensively Managed Landscapes (IML) CZO are profiled here.

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Did Dust Bowl’s ravages end in the 1940s? New study says no

13 Nov 2015 - A new study has shown that soil quality actually continued to decline until the 1980s and even now isn't back to pre-Dust Bowl levels.

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FIML Art-Science Rendition of IMLCZO

04 Nov 2015 - This video portrays an artistic rendition of Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes (http://imlczo.org).


CZOs at AGU 2016

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

Clear Creek Watershed Research & Conservation Efforts: Jazmin Lopez and Sarah Parcher

21 Jul 2016 - Jazmin Lopez and Sarah Parcher are undergraduate students studying at the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, respecively....

Clear Creek Watershed Research & Conservation Efforts: Katie Goff

07 Jul 2016 - Katie Goff is a masters student studying earth and environmental sciences at the University of Iowa. As part of her research, Goff collects data and...

Critical Zone Observatory Environmental Science Workshop (Clear Creek Watershed)

29 Jun 2016 - Nearly two dozen Eastern Iowa K-12 teachers attended a workshop Tuesday to learn about hands-on activities and lesson plans for engaging students...

Clear Creek Watershed Research & Conservation Efforts: Rai Tokuhisa

29 Jun 2016 - Rai Tokuhisa is a master's student studying hydraulics and water resources engineering at the University of Iowa. As part of her research,...

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Events

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AGU Fall Meeting 2017

American Geophysical Union


New Orleans, Louisiana .


Eel River CZO PI Meeting

Eel River CZO PI Meeting


UC Berkeley, California.

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Publications

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Critical Zone services as environmental assessment criteria in intensively managed landscapes. Richardson, M., and Kumar, P. (2017): Earth's Future

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Identification and characterization of information-networks in long-tail data collections. Elag, M.M., Kumar, P., Marini, L., Myers, J.D., Hedstrom, M., and Plale, B.A. (2017): Environmental Modelling & Software

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Understanding mass fluvial erosion along a bank profile: Using PEEP technology for Quantifying Retreat Lengths and Identifying Event Timing. Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., Tsakiris, A.G., Sutarto, T.E., Bertrand, F., Rinaldi, M., Dey, S., and Langendoen, E. (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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Weather whiplash in agricultural regions drives deterioration of water quality. Loecke, T.D., Burgin, A.J., Riveros-Iregui, D.A., Ward, A.S., Thomas, S.A., Davis, C.A., and St. Clair, M.A. (2017): Biogeochemistry Letters

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Using Magnetic Fly Ash to Identify Post-Settlement Alluvium and its Record of Atmospheric Pollution, Central USA. Grimley, D., Anders, A., Bettis, E.A., Bates, B., Wang, J. Butler, S., and Huot, S (2017): Anthropocene

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A service-oriented architecture for coupling web service models using the Basic Model Interface (BMI). Jiang, P., Elag, M., Kumar, P., Peckham, S.D., Marini, L., and Rui, L. (2017): Environmental Modelling & Software

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Comment on ‘‘Climate and agricultural land use change impacts on streamflow in the upper midwestern United States’’ by Satish C Gupta et al. Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Belmont, P., Wilcock, P., Gran, K., Finlay, J.C., Kumar, P., Gzuba, J.A., Schwenk, J., and Takbiri, Z. (2016): Water Resources Research

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Characterizing Vegetation Canopy Structure Using Airborne Remote Sensing Data. Dutta, D., Wang, K., Lee, E., Goodwell, A., Woo, D.K., Wagner, D., and Kumar, P. (2016): IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

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Decreasing, not increasing, leaf area will raise crop yields under global atmospheric change. Srinivasan, V., Kumar, P., and Long, S.P. (2016): Global Change Biology

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How does reach-scale stream-hyporheic transport vary with discharge? Insights from rSAS analysis of sequential tracer injections in a headwater mountain stream. Harman, C.J., Ward, A.S., and Ball, A. (2016): Water Resources Research

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Optimizing Sampling Strategies for Riverine Nitrate Using High-frequency Data in Agricultural Watersheds. Reynolds, K.N., Loecke, T.D., Burgin, A.J., Davis, C.A., Riveros-Iregui, D., Thomas, S.A., St. Clair, M.A., and Ward, A.S. (2016): Environmental Science & Technology

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Dynamic Assessment of Current Management in an Intensively Managed Agroecosystem. Wilson, C.G., Wacha, K.M., Papanicolaou, A.N., Sander, H.,A., Freudenberg, V.B., Abban, B.K., and Zhao, C (2016): Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education

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Hyporheic exchange controlled by dynamic hydrologic boundary conditions. Schmadel, N.M., Ward, A.S., Lowry, C.S., and Malzone, J.M. (2016): Geophysical Research Letters

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Hydrogeomorphic controls on hyporheic and riparian transport in two headwater mountain streams during base flow recession. Ward, A.S., Schmadel, N.M., Wondzell, S.M., Harman, C., Gooseff, M.N., and Singha, K. (2016): Water Resources Research

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Response of the hyporheic zone to transient groundwater fluctuations on the annual and storm event time scales. Malzone, J.M., Lowry, C.S., and Ward, A.S. (2016): Water Resources Research

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Spatio-temporally variable controls confound transport process interpretation of stream solute tracers. Schmadel, NM, AS Ward, MJ Kurz, JH Fleckenstein, JP Zarnetske, DM Hannah, T Blume, T Datry, M Vieweg, C Schmidt, PH Blaen, MJ Klaar, J Knapp, P Romeijn, T Keller, S Folegot, A Marruedo, S Krause (2016): Water Resources Research

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Mean Age Distribution of Inorganic Soil-nitrogen. Woo, D.K., and Kumar, P. (2016): Water Resources Research

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An enhanced Bayesian fingerprinting framework for studying sediment source dynamics in intensively managed landscapes. Abban, B., Papanicolaou, A.N., Cowles, M.K., Wilson, C.G., Abaci, O., Wacha, K., Schilling, K., and Schnoebelen, D. (2016): Water Resources Research

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Effects of Land Cover on Streamflow Variability in a Small Iowa Watershed: Assessing Future Vulnerabilities. Schilling, K., M. Streeter, K. Hutchinson, C.G. Wilson, B.K. Abban, K.M. Wacha and A.N. Papanicolaou (2015): American Journal of Environmental Sciences

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From soilscapes to landscapes: A landscape-oriented approach to simulate soil organic carbon dynamics in intensively managed landscapes. Papanicolaou, A.N., K.M. Wacha, B.K. Abban, C.G. Wilson, J. Hatfield, C. Stanier, and T. Filley (2015): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

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The evolution and state of interdisciplinary hyporheic research. Ward, A. (2015): WIREs Water 2015

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Information Theoretic Measures to Infer Feedback Dynamics in Coupled Logistic Networks. Goodwell, A., Kumar, P. (2015): Entropy 2015, 17, 7468-7492

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Historical changes in channel network extent and channel planform in an intensively managed landscape: Natural versus human-induced effects. Rhoads, B.L., Lewis, Q.W., and Andresen, W. (2015): Geomorphology

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GPU-based high-performance computing for integrated surface–sub-surface flow modeling. Le, P.V.V., Kumar, P., Valocchi, A.J., and Dang, H.-V. (2015): Environmental Modelling & Software

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Hydrocomplexity: Addressing Water Security and Emergent Environmental Risks. Kumar, P. (2015): Water Resources Research, 51: pp12

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Chapter 2 – The Role of Critical Zone Observatories in Critical Zone Science. White T., Brantley S., Banwart S., Chorover J., Dietrich W., Derry L., Lohse K., Anderson S., Aufdendkampe A., Bales R., Kumar P., Richter D., McDowell B. (2015): Developments in Earth Surface Processes 19: 15–78 Cross-CZO National

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Enhanced Vadose Zone Nitrogen Removal by Poplar During Dormancy. Ausland, H., Ward, A., Licht, L., and Just, C (2015): International Journal of Phytoremediation

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On the Feasibility of Characterizing Soil Properties From AVIRIS Data. Dutta, D., Goodwell, A.E., Kumar, P., Garvey, J.E., Darmody, R.G., Berretta, D.P., and Greenberg, J.A. (2015): IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

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Coupled reversion and stream-hyporheic exchange processes increase environmental persistence of trenbolone metabolites. Ward, A.S., Cwiertny, D.M., Kolodziej, E.P., and Brehm, C.C. (2015): Nature Communications

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Spatial variability of saturated hydraulic conductivity at the hillslope scale: Understanding the role of land management and erosional effect. Papanicolaou, A.N., Elhakeem, M., Wilson, C.G., Burras, C.L., West, L.T., Lin, H., Clark, B., and Oneal, B.E. (2015): Geoderma

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Threshold Dynamics in Soil Carbon Storage for Bioenergy Crops. Woo, D.K., Quijano, J.C., Kumar, P., Chaoka, S., Bernacchi, C.J. (2014): Environmental Science & Technology

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A stability analysis of semi-cohesive streambanks with CONCEPTS: Couple field and laboratory investigations to quantify the onset of fluvial erosion and mass failure. Sutarto, T.E., Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., and Langendoen, E. (2014): Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE

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Power law scaling of topographic depressions and their hydrologic connectivity. Phong, V. V. Le and Praveen Kumar, P. (2014): Geophysical Research Letters

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Emergent and divergent resilience behavior in catastrophic shift systems. Srinivasan, V. and Kumar, P. (2014): Ecological Modelling

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Simultaneous improvement in productivity, water use, and albedo through crop structural modification. Drewry, D.T., Kumar, P., and Long, S.P. (2014): Global Change Biology


Designing a network of critical zone observatories to explore the living skin of the terrestrial Earth. Brantley, S.L., McDowell, W.H., Dietrich, W.E., White, T.S., Kumar, P., Anderson, S., Chorover, J., Lohse, K.A., Bales, R.C., Richter, D., Grant, G., and Gaillardet, J. (2017): Earth Surface Dynamics Cross-CZO National

Radiogenic and stable Sr isotope ratios (87Sr/86Sr, δ88/86Sr) as tracers of chemical weathering and biogeochemical cycling in the Milford Sound region of Fiordland, New Zealand. Andrews M. G., Jacobson A. D., Lehn G. O., Horton T. W., and Craw D. (2016): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 173: 284-303

Soil microbial response to photo-degraded C 60 fullerenes. Berry, T.D., Clavijo, A.P., Zhao, Y., Jafvert, C.T., Turco, R.F., and Filley, T.R. (2016): Environmental Pollution 211: 338-345

Size and variability of crop productivity both impacted by CO2 enrichment and warming—A case study of 4 year field experiment in a Chinese paddy. Wang, J., Liu, X., Zhang, X., Smith, P., Li, T., Filley, T.R., Cheng, K., Shen, M., He, Y., and Pan, G. (2016): Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 221: 40-49

Weathering of pyrogenic organic matter induces fungal oxidative enzyme response in single culture inoculation experiments. Gibson, C., Berry, T.D., Wang, R., Spencer, J.A., Johnston, C.T., Jiang, Y., Bird, J.A., and Filley, T.R. (2016): Organic Geochemistry 92: 32-41

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