News

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U.S. CZ science students attend Soil Science and Climate Change summer school in Australia

02 Feb 2015 (National) - Seven students attend international summer school from January 29 to February 13, 2015

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Announcement of opportunity: CZO SAVI Summer Interns Program 2015

27 Jan 2015 (National) - The SAVI program anticipates funding 4-8 applicants with amounts ranging from ~$2500-$7500 each to support travel and research-related expenses.......

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CZ researcher described in El Diario

23 Jan 2015 (National) - Yvette Pereyra, a graduate student at the University of Texas-El Paso, was supported by NSF funds through the CZO National Office to attend the...

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Announcement of opportunity: CZO SAVI International Scholars Program

19 Jan 2015 (National) - This announcement is for applications by graduate students or postgraduates to receive funds for international travel in 2015.

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CZOs at AGU

04 Dec 2014 (National) - The NSF-funded Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) and National Office (CZONO) will be well represented at the upcoming annual meeting of the...

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NSF announcement: CZO Science Across Virtual Institutes project funded

26 Nov 2014 (National) - The National Science Foundation announced funding of the five-year Critical Zone Observatories Science Across Virtual Institutes project.

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CZO REUs and RETs present research at 2014 CUAHSI Biennial Meeting

26 Aug 2014 (National, Christina, Shale Hills) - The Critical Zone Observatory Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Teachers program participants traveled to...

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Special publications on CZ/CZO science

19 Jun 2014 (National) - Journal special issues feature Critical Zone science and the observatories.

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CZO National Office announced

17 Jun 2014 (National) - A CZO National Office (CZONO) has been announced, directed by Lou Derry (Cornell) with coordination activities led by Tim White (Penn State).

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Hands-on learning exercises available from CZOs

10 Jun 2014 (National) - CZO and AGI create succinct exercises for secondary education classrooms. The exercises are based on CZO data and were distributed to 16,000 teachers

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Critical Zone Science & Management Course

06 May 2014 (National, Catalina-Jemez) - Critical Zone Science & Management Class ENVS‐GEO‐HWR 422/522 in Fall 2014

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2014 All Hands Meeting

24 Apr 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Information for the 2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network on 21-14 September, including registration information and abstract submission.

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2014 CZOData Cyber-Seminar Spring Series

06 Mar 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.


LTER 2015 Mini-symposium on Primary Production

27 Feb 2015 (National) - On March 5, the LTER Network will be presenting talks at NSF HQ. The activity is open to anyone who can get there and will be available via WebEx.

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

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

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2015 Request for Seed Grant Proposals in Support of Critical Zone Science in the SSHCZO

12 Feb 2015 (National, Shale Hills) - The Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (SSHO) is pleased to be able to offer 1 year grants to facilitate scientific investigations...

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Critical Zone Services: Expanding Context, Constraints, and Currency beyond Ecosystem Services

10 Feb 2015 (Catalina-Jemez) - Critical Zone Services: Expanding Context, Constraints, and Currency beyond Ecosystem Services

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Events

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Clays in the Critical Zone

Clays in the Critical Zone: soils, weathering and elemental cycling


Edinburgh, Scotland.

(National)


Spring 2015 CZO Seminar


117 EES Building.

(Shale Hills)

Spring 2015 CZO Seminar


105 Forest Resources Building.

(Shale Hills)

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Publications

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Quantifying the effects of vegetation structure on snow accumulation and ablation in mixed-conifer forests. Broxton P. D., Harpold A. A., Biederman J. A., Troch P. A., Molotch N. P., and Brooks P. D. (2015): Ecohydrology (online) (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez) Cross-CZO

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Soil moisture response to snowmelt timing in mixed-conifer subalpine forests. Harpold A. A., Molotch N. P., Musselman K. N., Bales R. C., Kirchner P. B., Litvak M. and Brooks P. D. (2015): Hydrological Processes (online) (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Sierra) Cross-CZO

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Critical Zone Services: Expanding Context, Constraints, and Currency beyond Ecosystem Services. Field J.P., Breshears D.D., Law D.J., Villegas J.C., López-Hoffman L., Brooks P.D., Chorover J., Barron-Gafford G.A., Gallery R.E., Litvak M.E., Lybrand R.A., McIntosh J.C., Meixner T., Niu G-Y., Papuga S.A., Pelletier J.D., Rasmussen C.R., and Troch P.A (2015): Vadose Zone Journal 14(1) (Catalina-Jemez)

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Hydrologic dynamics and geochemical responses within a floodplain aquifer and hyporheic zone during Hurricane Sandy. Sawyer, A.H., L.A. Kaplan, O. Lazareva, and H.A. Michael (2014): Water Resources Research, 50 (6): 4877–4892 (Christina)

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Aspect-dependent variations in regolith creep revealed by meteoric 10Be. Nicole West, Eric Kirby, Paul Bierman, and Brian A. Clarke (2014): Geology, vol 42 (6):507-510 (Shale Hills)

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What makes Darwinian hydrology "Darwinian"? Asking a different kind of question about landscapes. Harman C. and Troch P.A. (2014): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 417-433 (Catalina-Jemez, Christina) Cross-CZO

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Bedrock composition regulates mountain ecosystems and landscape evolution. Hahm, W.J., Riebe, C.S., Lukens, C.E., and Araki, S. (2014): Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(9):3338-3343 (Sierra)

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Spatial patterns of vegetation, soils and microtopography from terrestrial laser scanning on two semi-arid hillslopes of contrasting lithology. Harman C.J., Lohse K.A., Troch P.A., Sivapalan M. (2014): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119(2): 163-180 (Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Reynolds) Cross-CZO

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A Three-dimensional View of Nutrient Hotspots in a Sierra Nevada Forest Soil. Johnson, D.W., C. Woodward, M.W. Meadows. (2014): Soil Science Society of America Journal, In press (Sierra)

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LiDAR-derived snowpack data sets from mixed conifer forests across the Western United States. Harpold, A.A., Q. Guo, N. Molotch, P. D. Brooks, R. Bales, J.C. Fernandez-Diaz, K.N. Musselman, and T.L. Swetnam, P. Kirchner, M. Meadows, J. Flanagan, R. Lucas (2014): Water Resources Research 50(3): 2749-2755 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Sierra) Cross-CZO

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Snowmelt timing alters shallow but not deep soil moisture in the Sierra Nevada . Blankinship, J.C., Meadows, M.W., Lucas, R.G., and Hart, S.C. (2014): Water Resources Research. (Sierra)


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Quantifying the time scale of elevated geomorphic response following wildfires using multi-temporal LiDAR data: An example from the Las Conchas fire, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. Orem C.A. and Pelletier J.D. (2015): Geomorphology 232: 224–238 (Catalina-Jemez)

The paradox of nitrogen sources supporting global cereal production: A 50-Year Global Nitrogen Budget. Ladha JK, Tirol-Padre A, Reddy CK, Cassman KG, Verma S, Powlson DS, van Kessel C, & Richter D deB (2015): Nature Geosciences, in review (Calhoun)

When did the Anthropocene begin? A mid-twentieth century boundary level is stratigraphically optimal. Zalasiewicz J., C.N. Waters, M. Williams, A.D. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, P. Crutzen, E. Ellis, M.A. Ellis, I.J. Fairchild, J. Grinevald, R. Leinfelder, J. McNeill, C. Poirier, D. Richter, W. Steffen, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, A.P. Wolfe, and A. Zhisheng (2015): Quaternary International, in press (Calhoun)

Carbon flux estimated from surface CO2 concentration. Shahnaz, S., and J. Wang (2015): Geophysical Research Letters, in review (Calhoun)

Soils in the Anthropocene. Richter, D.deB., Bacon, A.R., Brecheisen Z., and Mobley M.L. (2015): Australian Journal of Soil Research, in press (Calhoun)

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