2014 News

December  2014

Luquillo CZO at AGU

11 Dec 2014 - A number of posters and presentations related to work at the Luquillo-CZO will be at AGU From December 15th to December 19th.

This Friday, December 5th is World Soil Day! 2015 is international Year of Soils!

04 Dec 2014 - This Friday, December 5th is World Soil Day!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TqGKwWo60yE  The 68th UN...

November  2014

World Changers 3.0

06 Nov 2014 - What does it take to change the world? Change it, that is, on a geologic scale that can withstand the rest of deep time? Meteoric impacts have...

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.

October  2014

2014 Gilbert Club

28 Oct 2014 - Two speakers this year are presenting about the Critical Zone so you may find this Gilbert Club meeting of interest - read on.

Videos of Presentations from October 3rd meeting available on Youtube

20 Oct 2014 - We had an LCZO All-Scientist webinar meeting on Friday October 3rd at 12 PM Eastern / Atlantic, 9 AM Pacific, 5 PM BST. Youtube videos are now...

Luquillo CZO posters from 2014 all hands meeting available on figshare

09 Oct 2014 - Three Luquillo CZO posters presented at the Southern Seirra CZO all hands meeting are now available on figshare.   Gadgets and Experimental...

Puerto Rican Parrot establishes first wild nesting cavity with fledglings in over 100 years

07 Oct 2014 - From Jafet Velez at the US Fish & Wildlife service   Captive management of the endangered Puerto Rican Amazon, is a collaborative effort...

September  2014

A river runs through it: U.S. cities’ waterways show consistent patterns of evolution

12 Sep 2014 - Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is a long-term and in-depth look at the many factors that affect...

Stream Monitoring During 2014 Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico

11 Sep 2014 - Below are presented some graphs and links to data of stream water monitoring during fthe 2014 hurricane season in Puerto Rico.

August  2014

Report On: Stable Isotope (δ18O and δ2H) Data for Precipitation, Stream Water, and Groundwater in PR

25 Aug 2014 - Stable Isotope (δ18O and δ2H) Data for Precipitation, Stream Water, and Groundwater in Puerto Rico Stable isotope data can be used to...

Tropical Storm Bertha Closes El Yunque National Forest

01 Aug 2014 - 8-1-14 Puerto Rico is currently in a tropical storm warning due to the pending approach of Tropical Storm Bertha which is expected to pass near...

July  2014

EarthScope holding a Geochronolgy short course prior to GSA free to students

31 Jul 2014 -   EarthScope is holding a Geochronology short course the two days before GSA that is free for students....

June  2014

Will Climate Change Hurt Tropical Rainforests? Scientists Study the Effects of Warming on PR

30 Jun 2014 - Did you know that there is a tropical rainforest in the United States?  It’s in Puerto Rico—the El Yunque National Forest—and...

May  2014

Scientists at Penn Characterize ‘Hot Spots and Hot Moments’ in America’s Tropics

08 May 2014 - he Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico are prone to extremes. Nearly all the rain for the year pours down in two drenching months. Lush, rolling...

April  2014

IITF 75th Anniversary Symposium

29 Apr 2014 - This year is the 75th anniversary of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. Created in 1939, in cooperation with the University of Puerto...

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.

Call for Papers: Hydrochemistry and Biogeochemistry of Tropical Mountainous Rivers and Estuaries

16 Apr 2014 - Fluxes of organic and inorganic matter between land and the coastal ocean are important components of global biogeochemical cycles, including the...

New Safety Guidelines Issued for Working in the LCZO

10 Apr 2014 - New Safety Guidelines have been issued for working in the LCZO. Please consider them when planning your fieldwork. They can be found here: ...

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...

Powell Center working group to meet on Tropical Forest Responses to Global Warming

03 Apr 2014 - A Powell Center working group has been formed and will meet the week of April 26th at the John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and...

“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)

New Guidance for Permitting Issued by USDA Forest Service for Research in El Yunque National Forest

01 Apr 2014 - Most activities within El Yunque National Forest, outside of hiking and taking photos, will require a permit. New guidelines have been issued by the...

March  2014

Poetic Science Exhibit Opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico

07 Mar 2014 - A "Poetic Science" exhibit has opened at the  Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico (MAC) a collaboration between the USDA Forest Service...

2014 CZOData Cyber-Seminar Spring Series

06 Mar 2014 - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.

January  2014

UNESCO IHP has issued a Monograph on the Science and Practice of Integrated River Basin Management

17 Jan 2014 - The report is the product  of the North American - UNESCO HELP workshop held at Portland State University,  Portland, Oregon, May 10 -12,...

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