2015 News

December  2015

Climate change research heats up tropical rain forest

08 Dec 2015 - El Yunque in Puerto Rico may provide answers in the battle against climate change

EOS: Taking the Pulse of the Earth’s Surface Systems

04 Dec 2015 - Taking the Pulse of the Earth's Surface Systems In September of 2014, Laurel Larsen (UC Berkley), Elizabeth Hajek (Penn State), and others...

November  2015

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

15 Nov 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Luquillo CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

Critical Zone Profile - ADAM WYMORE (freshwater ecologist, post-doctoral researcher)

15 Nov 2015 - Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of New Hampshire

Critical Zone Profile - JANE WILLENBRING (geomorphologist, Assistant Professor)

15 Nov 2015 - Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania

Critical Zone Profile - WHENDEE SILVER (ecosystem ecologist, Professor)

15 Nov 2015 - Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Rudy Grah Chair of Forestry and Sustainability, University of California Berkeley

Wormholes may limit landslides

10 Nov 2015 - Scientific investigations sometimes take unexpected twists and turns. When Emma Harrison, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania,...

October  2015

Pebbles on Mars Likely Traveled Tens of Miles Down a Riverbed, Penn Study Finds

14 Oct 2015 - Reconstructing the transport history of pebbles on Mars.

September  2015

To the rescue: Berkeley names Faculty Climate Action Champion

30 Sep 2015 - Whendee Silver named UC Berkeley’s first Faculty Climate Action Champion.

August  2015

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.

July  2015

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...

June  2015

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...

Learning exercise: How African dust feeds the Puerto Rico ecosystem

10 Jun 2015 - CZO and AGI distribute a hands-on learning exercise on the "Connectivity of Global Ecosystems: The Influence of Dry Deserts on Tropical Rain Forests"

May  2015

Video: CZ graduate students reflect on experience at University of Western Australia Summer School

13 May 2015 - Students from around the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) gathered in Perth for two weeks in Feb. 2015 for the Inaugural WUN Summer School.

March  2015

Two LCZO PhD students report back from the University of Western Australia Summer School.

30 Mar 2015 - Two PhD students studying at the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory Participated in this year’s University of Western Australia (UWA) Summer School.

February  2015

Videos from 1-16-15 webinar are now available on youtube.

18 Feb 2015 - Presentations given during our 1-16-15 LCZO webinar are now available on youtube you can view them at the following links:    a....

January  2015

Deep but not dead: how tropical subsoil microbes could affect the carbon cycle

29 Jan 2015 - Deep but not dead: how tropical subsoil microbes could affect the carbon cycle By Madeleine Stone, University of Pennsylvania It’s no exaggeration...

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