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Two funded PhD positions in critical zone hydrology at Johns Hopkins

16 Nov 2017 (National) - The Landscape Hydrology Lab at Johns Hopkins University is looking to recruit two new PhD students interested in a variety of topics in hydrologic...


CZ themed issue of NAGT’s In the Trenches

31 Oct 2017 (National) - This issue of In the Trenches explores the richly interdisciplinary concept of the Critical Zone (CZ).


Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.


CZNews: Fall 2017

25 Oct 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.


French sociologist Bruno Latour studies Critical Zone in latest work

18 Oct 2017 (National) - In a recent interview published in Science, French sociologist of science Bruno Latour discussed the history of the criticism of science and its...


What Causes Ecological Shifts?

17 Oct 2017 (IML) - A new information partitioning methodology allows researchers to identify the factors that drive behavior in an ecohydrologic system.


Stories in the Soil

17 Oct 2017 (IML) - A series of field experiments in the U.S. Midwest is investigating how past, present, & future human activities and climate affect the health of soil.


White paper of 2017 CZ Science Meeting in Arlington, VA

17 Oct 2017 (National) - Contribute to public discussion of a draft report: “New Opportunities for Critical Zone Science” based on the June 2017 Arlington CZO meeting.


Register for hands-on, pre-AGU workshop:  Distributed temperature and acoustic sensing (DTS/DAS)

05 Oct 2017 (National) - NSF's CTEMPs offers a two-day hands-on workshop on distributed fiber sensing. 9-10 Dec. Limited to 30 participants. Register soon!


NSF News Release: Changes in non-extreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences

18 Sep 2017 (National, IML) - Analysis of more than five decades of data leads to new conclusions


“Voices of Fire,” a documentary film about wildfire in the West, is now available on YouTube!

05 Sep 2017 (National, Reynolds) - Hugo Sindelar's documentary film about the Soda Fire, which burned the northern portion of Reynolds Creek and a total of 280,000 acres in just 7 days.


Open position: Professor in Geophysics at Boise State University

28 Aug 2017 (Reynolds) - The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geophysics beginning in Fall 2018.


NSF News Release: What’s killing trees during droughts? Scientists have new answers.

14 Aug 2017 (National, Catalina-Jemez) - Researchers find that carbon starvation and hydraulic failure kill drought-stricken trees.


CZNews: Summer 2017

27 Jul 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Summer 2017.


Contribute to Springer-Nature Book Series: Advances in Critical Zone Science

26 Jul 2017 (National) - An invitation for edited and authored volumes for a new Springer-Nature book series: Advances in Critical Zone Science

Ravaged El Yunque viewed as storm-recovery lab

17 Nov 2017 (Luquillo) - Over the millennia, the tropical woodland known today as El Yunque National Forest has been pummeled by rains and rocked by hurricanes. But the...


BcCZO had the honor of hosting a visit from the China Geological Survey

13 Nov 2017 (National, Boulder) - On November 6-10, the BcCZO had the honor of hosting a visit from the China Geological Survey (CGS;

Two new CZO team members begin subsurface investigations at Cole Farm

10 Nov 2017 (Shale Hills) - Perri Silverhart, MS Student Geosciences, and Caitlin Hodges, PhD Student Soil Science, begin the field component of their research at Cole...


Kumar receives Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award

10 Nov 2017 (IML) - Praveen Kumar (Univ of Illinois, IML) receives Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award.

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AGU Fall Meeting 2017

American Geophysical Union

New Orleans, Louisiana .

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


CZO Town Hall at AGU 2017

Town Hall: Critical Zone Observatories: Platforms for Collaborative Science

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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


CZO / LTER / NEON / ISMC Joint Workshop

Modeling the Critical Zone; State of the Art, Data Integration, and Frontiers

Boulder, Colorado.

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

William Ball to visit Penn State and CZO

William Ball, Executive Director Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc., presents seminar Nov 30

100 Huck Life Sciences Building.

(Shale Hills)

Fall 2017 Seminar Series

Dr. Li Li, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Jon Duncan, Assistant Professor of Watershed Hydrology, will present from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in 401 Steidle Building

401 Steidle Building.

(Shale Hills)

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Concentration-Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone: Implications for Resolving Critical Zone Structure, Function and Evolution. Chorover, J., Derry, L. A., McDowell, W. H. (2017): Water Resources Research (online) (National, Catalina-Jemez, Luquillo, Shale Hills) Cross-CZO National


Growing new generations of critical zone scientists. Wymore Adam S., Nicole R. West, Kate Maher, Pamela L. Sullivan, Adrian Harpold, Diana Karwan, Jill A. Marshall, Julia Perdrial, Daniella M. Rempe and Lin Ma (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42 (14): 2498-2502 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National


Hydrogeomorphological differentiation between floodplains and terraces. Qina Yan, Toshiki Iwasaki, Andrew Stumpf, Patrick Belmont, Gary Parker, Praveen Kumar (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (IML)


Regional sensitivities of seasonal snowpack to elevation, aspect, and vegetation cover in western North America. Christopher J. Tennant, Adrian A. Harpold, Kathleen Ann Lohse, Sarah E. Godsey, Benjamin T. Crosby, Laurel G. Larsen, Paul D. Brooks, Robert W. Van Kirk, Nancy F. Glenn (2017): Water Resources Research 53 (National, Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Reynolds, Sierra) Cross-CZO National


Impacts of hydraulic redistribution on grass–tree competition vs facilitation in a semi-arid savanna. Barron-Gafford G.A., Sanchez-Cañete E.P., Minor R.L., Hendryx S.M., Lee E., Sutter L.F., Tran N., Parra E., Colella T., Murphy P.C., Hamerlynck E.P., Kumar P. and Scott R.L. (2017): New Phytologist 215(4): 1451–1461 (Catalina-Jemez, IML) Cross-CZO


A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality. Adams H.D., Zeppel M.J.B., Anderegg W.R.L., Hartmann H., Landhausser S.M., Tissue D.T., Huxman T.E., Hudson P.J., Franz T.E., Allen C.D., Anderegg L.D.L., Barron-Gafford G.A., Beerling D.J., Breshears D.D., Brodribb T.J., Bugmann H., Cobb R.C., Collins A.D., Dickman L.T., Duan H., Ewers B.E., Galiano L., Galvez D.A., Garcia-Forner N., Gaylord M.L., Germino M.J., Gessler A., Hacke U.G., Hakamada R., Hector A., Jenkins M.W., Kane J.M., Kolb T.E., Law D.J., Lewis J.D., Limousin J-M., Love D.M., Macalady A.K., Marti­nez-Vilalta J., Mencuccini M., Mitchell P.J., Muss J.D., O'Brien M.J., O'Grady A.P., Pangle R.E., Pinkard E.A., Piper F.I., Plaut J.A., Pockman W.T., Quirk J., Reinhardt K., Ripullone F., Ryan M.G., Sala A., Sevanto S., Sperry J.S., Vargas R., Vennetier M., Way D.A., Xu C., Yepez E.A., and McDowell N.G. (2017): Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1285–1291 (Catalina-Jemez)

ONLINE EXTRA: Bringing the Outdoors In: Application of Hydrogeology Education Tools. Williams JZ, Dykhoff S, Pollak J, and Brantley SL (2017): In The Trenches, 7(4):online (Shale Hills)

Critical zone structure controls concentration-discharge relationships and solute generation in forested tropical montane watersheds. Wymore, A.; Brereton, R. L.; Ibarra, D. E.; Maher, K.; McDowell, W. H. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 6279–6295 (National, Luquillo) Cross-CZO National

Characterizing hyporheic exchange processes using high-frequency electrical conductivity-discharge relationships on subhourly to interannual timescales. Singley, J. G., Wlostowski, A. N., Bergstrom, A. J., Sokol, E. R., Torres, C. L., Jaros, C., Wilson, C. E., Hendrickson, P. J., Gooseff, M. N. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 4124–4141 (National, Boulder) Cross-CZO National

Concentration-discharge relationships in headwater streams of the Sierra Nevada, California. Hunsaker, C. T., Johnson, D. W. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 7869–7884 (Sierra)

Mixing as a driver of temporal variations in river hydrochemistry: 1 Insights from conservative tracers in the Andes-Amazon transition. Torres, M.A.; Baronas, J.J.; Clark, K.E.; Feakins, S.J.; West, A.J. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 3102–3119 (Luquillo)

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