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Postdoc needed to study water & energy fluxes across entire CZO network

29 Jul 2016 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - CZO seeks postdoc to answer fundamental questions about CZ architecture and hydrology. Work involves data synthesis and building models.

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Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO has an immediate opening for Data Manager

29 Jul 2016 (National, Shale Hills) - DATA MANAGER/ RESEARCH ASSISTANT Campus/Location: University Park Campus Date Announced:  08/01/2016 Job Number:  65255...

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CZNews: Summer 2016

24 Jul 2016 (National) - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Summer 2016

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Critical Zone Science at ESA 2016

13 Jul 2016 (National, Luquillo) - National Science Foundation-funded research results presented at 2016 Ecological Society of America meeting in August

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Critical Technology for a Changing World

15 Jun 2016 (Catalina-Jemez) - In 2014, students of a CyVerse (then iPlant Collaborative) course called Applied Concepts in Cyberinfrastructure, taught at the University of...

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Feedback Requested: A National Facility for Near-surface and Critical Zone Geophysics

14 Jun 2016 (National) - A short survey (for all disciplines) on the demand, rationale, and needs for a potential national facility for near-surface and CZ geophysics.

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Susan Brantley has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal

11 Jun 2016 (National, Shale Hills) - We are proud to announce that Dr. Susan Brantley, Lead-PI of the Shale Hills CZO has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal.

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2016 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium

31 May 2016 (National) - 2016 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium: Finding Your Place in Big Data: Using Observations to Understand Hydrologic Processes for Predicting a Changing World

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Extreme Rainfall Doesn’t Always Mean Extreme Erosion, Penn Study Finds

10 May 2016 (Luquillo) - A new study suggests suggest that the self-organization of bedrock river channels blunts the impact of extreme rainfall events.

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Living with less snow in the West: What Global Warming means for our water supplies

15 Apr 2016 (Sierra) - The story in The Desert Sun, shows insight into the research at SSCZO and efforts being made to understand the shift in the Sierra snowpack.

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NY Times: Sierra Nevada Snow Won’t End California’s Thirst

11 Apr 2016 (Sierra) - New York Times reporter, Henry Fountain spoke with Southern Sierra CZO PIs Roger Bales and Martha Conklin and investigtor Mohammad Safeeq as they...

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EOS Spotlight: Conservation Farming Shown to Protect Carbon in Soil

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

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

13 Nov 2015 (IML) - 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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Harmandeep Sharma recieved the 2016 New Phytologist Poster Award from the ESA

22 Aug 2016 (Reynolds) - The Physiological Ecology Section is pleased to announce the 2016 merit award winners for their presentations at the ESA meeting in Ft. Lauderdale.

Collaborators begin erosion experiment and microbial characterization study along the Shale Transect

15 Aug 2016 (Shale Hills) - Investigators Ashlee Dere, University of Nebraska – Omaha, and Sam Nath, University of Oregon, begin field installations for two new erosion...

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CZ Science Cafe Series: Soil in the Critical Zone

12 Aug 2016 (Catalina-Jemez) - Dr. Craig Rasmussen, hydrologist from the University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, gives the second Cafe presentation in...

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CZ Science Cafe Series: Soil Microbes in the Critical Zone

12 Aug 2016 (Catalina-Jemez) - Dr. Rachel Gallery, an assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona, gives a Cafe...

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Events

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NSF Review of CZO Network

Review of CZO network by NSF will occur in Fall 2016


National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.

(National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra)

CZO Fall Site Meeting

September 19-21, Reynolds Creek CZO


Reynolds Creek CZO, ID.

(National, Reynolds)

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Publications

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

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Designing a suite of measurements to understand the critical zone. Brantley, S. L., DiBiase, R. A., Russo, T. A., Shi, Y., Lin, H., Davis, K. J., Kaye, M., Hill, L., Kaye, J., Eissenstat, D. M., Hoagland, B., Dere, A. L., Neal, A. L., Brubaker, K. M., and Arthur, D. K (2016): Earth Surface Dynamics 4: 211-235 (Shale Hills)

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Recent tree die-off has little effect on streamflow in contrast to expected increases from historical studies. Biederman J.A., Somor A.J., Harpold A.A., Gutmann E.D., Breshears D.D., Troch P.A., Gochis D.J., Scott R.l., Meddens A.J.H., and Brooks P.D. (2015): Water Resources Research 51(12): 9775-9789 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez) Cross-CZO

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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 (IML)

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Geophysical imaging reveals topographic stress control of bedrock weathering. St. Clair, J., S. Moon, W. S. Holbrook, J. T. Perron, C. S. Riebe, S. J. Martel, B. Carr, C. Harman, K. Singha, D. deB. Richter (2015): Science, 30 October 2015, Vol. 350, no. 6260, pp. 534-538 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Christina) Cross-CZO National

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Reconstructing the transport history of pebbles on Mars. Szabó T., Domokos, G., Grotzinger, J.P., Jerolmack, D.J. (2015): Nature Communications (Luquillo)

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The Thirsty Eel: Summer and Winter Flow Thresholds that Tilt the Eel River of Northwestern California from Salmon-Supporting to Cyanobacterially Degraded States. Power, M.E., Bouma-Gregson, K., Higgins, P. and Carlson, S.M. (2015): Copeia 1:200-211. (Eel)

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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 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National

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Laser vision: lidar as a transformative tool to advance critical zone science. Harpold, A. A., Marshall, J. A., Lyon, S. W., Barnhart, T. B., Fisher, B. A., Donovan, M., Brubaker, K. M., Crosby, C. J., Glenn, N. F., Glennie, C. L., Kirchner, P. B., Lam, N., Mankoff, K. D., McCreight, J. L., Molotch, N. P., Musselman, K. N., Pelletier, J., Russo, T., Sangireddy, H., Sjöberg, Y., Swetnam, T., and West, N. (2015): Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2881-2897 (National, Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National


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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 (IML)

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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 (IML)

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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 (IML)

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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 (IML)

Insights into plant water uptake from xylem-water isotope measurements in two tropical catchments with contrasting moisture conditions. Jaivime Evaristo, Jeffrey J. McDonnell, Martha A. Scholl, L. Adrian Bruijnzeel and Kwok P. Chun (2016): HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES (Luquillo)

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