IML-CZO is a collaboration between a number of universities, including the University of Iowa, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Iowa State University (Department of Agronomy in cooperation with the Comparison of Biofuels Systems [COBS] site), the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Nebraska-Omaha (among others). Students and faculty at these universities are working together to better understand the processes and science of the IML-CZO.
In addition, the IML-CZO is part of a Research Experiences for Undergraduates NSF proposal through the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences to further enhance student participation in this research.
|Course Name||Course #||Semester||# of Students||IML-CZO Content|
|Soil Genesis and Geomorphology||EES:3360||Fall ’16||12||
Described and sampled soils in Clear Creek Watershed. Used soil sensor data to analyze
energy and moisture flux through soil profiles
|Water Quality||CEE:4103||Summer ’17||18||Undertook biological assessment of Clear Creek, collected and analyzed stream and well water, and downloaded and analyzed stream sensor data|
|Critical Zone Science||GEOL:4640||Spring ’17||12||Downloaded sensors, installed gravity lysimeter, analyzed meteorological and soil sensor data|
|Energy and the Environment||CEE:203/ENV SCI203 (NU)||Fall ’16||31||Described and used examples of the role of the critical zone to the production of biofuels and the resulting environmental impacts|
01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.
30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.
06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.
30 Jul 2015 - Purdue University will host a conference bringing together scientists from the U.S. and China to address global challenges involving the Earth's...
03 Nov 2014 - The US CZO National Office has organized a webinar on December 8, 2014 at 11AM - 12:30 PM ET.