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IML-CZO Offers Short Course on Organic Matter

25 Aug 2015 (National, IML) - The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes instrument training short course Oct 20-21, Purdue University


Joint AGU-ESA Event Brings Together Collaborative Networks

17 Aug 2015 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Members of AGU and the Ecological Society of America came together in their first joint event to discuss opportunities for research collaboration.


Recent study underscores the environmental cost of illegal marijuana cultivation

29 Jul 2015 (Eel) - Eel River CZO ecohydrologist Sally Thompson and ecologists Stephanie Carlson and Mary Power worked with The Nature Conservancy to explore the...


CZO Ecology Session at ESA 2015 Meeting

16 Jul 2015 (National, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Luquillo, Reynolds) - A session entitled 'Ecology in the Critical Zone" will take place at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2015 Meeting held  from August...


Jon Chorover to speak at international workshop on hydro-biogeochemical processes

16 Jul 2015 (National, Catalina-Jemez) - Jon Chorover of the Santa Catalina Mountains & Jemez River Basin CZO has been invited to talk at the Hydro-Biogeochemical Processes: Mechanisms,...


CZNews: Summer 2015 is here!

01 Jul 2015 (National) - Check out the summer edition of the CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews!


An International Initiative for Science in the Critical Zone

23 Jun 2015 (National) - The results of a pre-AGU 2014 international Critical Zone workshop in San Francisco were recently published in Eos Buzz.


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

13 May 2015 (National, Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Luquillo, Reynolds) - Students from around the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) gathered in Perth for two weeks in Feb. 2015 for the Inaugural WUN Summer School.


Geology paper about Boulder flood on release picked up by the press.

01 Apr 2015 (National, Boulder) - The Boulder Creek CZO and coauthors are highlighted in recent articles for their analysis of flooding and debris flows from the historic 2013...


Introducing a CZO Newsletter: CZNews

30 Mar 2015 (National) - The CZO National Office introduces a quarterly newsletter: CZNews!


Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science

19 Mar 2015 (National) - Get a sense of the people and the work. Profiles include some senior scientists, university faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students.


Forests Worldwide Vulnerable to Drought, UA Researcher Says

28 Aug 2015 (Catalina-Jemez) - David Breshears was interviewed by Sara Hammond about forest vulnerability to growing risks of drought and heat-induced die-off. Read and listen...

CCZO researcher Amilcare Porporato lectures on soil moisture dynamics and stoichiometry controls

27 Aug 2015 (Calhoun) - Presented at the University of Saskatchewan's Global Institute of Water Security 10/29/2014

CCZO researchers publish new perspectives on the human‐water system

25 Aug 2015 (Calhoun) - A team at Duke uses mathematical models to identify periods when global water use changed dramatically and project a similar change for this century.

Seed grant funded for 2015-2016 research at Shale Hills CZO

20 Aug 2015 (Shale Hills) - The Spring 2015 Request for Seed Grant Proposals in Support of Critical Zone Science in the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO has resulted in the...

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LTER/CZO working group- LTER triennial

Critical Zone Observatories/Long Term Ecological Research Network Collaboration

2015 LTER All Scientists Meeting- Estes Park, CO.


Fall 2015 CZO Meetings

Fall 2015 Catalina-Jemez CZO Meetings

Marshall 531.


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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)


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


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


Climatic and landscape influences on soil moisture are primary determinants of soil carbon fluxes in seasonally snow-covered forest ecosystems. Stielstra C.M., Lohse K.A., Chorover J., McIntosh J.C., Barron-Gafford G.A., Perdrial J.N., Litvak M., Barnard H.R., Brooks P.D. (2015): Biogeochemistry 123(3): 447–465 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Reynolds) Cross-CZO


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, Sierra) Cross-CZO


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 29(12): 2782–2798 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Sierra) Cross-CZO


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)

Particle trajectories on hillslopes: Implications for particle age and 10Be structure. Anderson, R.S. (2015): JGR-Earth Surface (Boulder)

Evidence for climatic and hillslope-aspect controls on vadose zone moisture and saprolite weathering. Langston, A. L., Tucker,G. E., Anderson, R. S. and Anderson, S. P. (2015): ESPL, 40 1254-1269 (Boulder)


Discriminating disturbance from natural variation with LiDAR in semi-arid forests in the southwestern USA. Swetnam T.L., Lynch A.M., Falk D.A., Yool S.R., and Guertin D.P. (2015): Ecosphere 6(6): art97 (Catalina-Jemez)


Climatic, ecophysiological, and phenological controls on plant ecohydrological strategies in seasonally dry ecosystems. Vico, Giulia Thompson, Sally E. Manzoni, Stefano Molini, Annalisa Albertson, John D. Almeida-Cortez, Jarcilene S. Fay, Philip A. Feng, Xue Guswa, Andrew J. Liu, Hu Wilson, Tiffany G. Porporato, Amilcare (2015): Ecohydrology 8(4): 660-681. (Eel)

Anomalomermis ephemerophagis n g, n sp (Nematoda: Mermithidae) parasitic in the mayfly Ephemerella maculata Traver (Ephermeroptera: Ephermerellidae) in California, USA. Poinar, G., Walder, L. and Uno, H. (2015): Systematic Parasitology 90(3): 231-236. (Eel)

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