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23 Jun 2015 (National) - The results of a pre-AGU 2014 international Critical Zone workshop in San Francisco were recently published in Eos Buzz.
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.
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...
30 Mar 2015 (National) - The CZO National Office introduces a quarterly newsletter: CZNews!
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.
26 Jun 2015 (Shale Hills) - Four landscape positions have been selected and instrumented along a sandstone catena in Garner Run. This research site, predominantly...
26 Jun 2015 (National, Boulder, Eel, Luquillo, Shale Hills) - 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...
25 Jun 2015 (Shale Hills) - Three summer students join with Earth and Environmental Systems Institute scientists to learn water quality field sampling techniques. Two of...
23 Jun 2015 (Reynolds) - The 2015 Owyhee Hydrology Camp was held at Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW), and is sponsored by the Owyhee Watershed Council with the...
Clays in the Critical Zone: soils, weathering and elemental cycling
Exploring relationships between microbial ecology and soil organic matter stability in deep tropical soil profiles
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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
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) 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)
Mineral nutrient mobilization by plants from rock: influence of rock type and arbuscular mycorrhiza. Burghelea C., Zaharescu D.G., Dontsova K., Maier R., Huxman T., Chorover J. (2015): Biogeochemistry 124(1-3): 187-203 (Catalina-Jemez)
Quantifying Topographic and Vegetation Effects on the Transfer of Energy and Mass to the Critical Zone. Rasmussen C., Pelletier J.D., Troch P.A., Swetnam T.L., and Chorover J. (2015): Vadose Zone Journal (online) (Catalina-Jemez)
The relative contributions of alpine and subalpine ecosystems to the water balance of a mountainous, headwater catchment . Knowles, J.F., Harpold, A.A., Cowie, R., Zeliff, M., Barnard, H.R., Burns, S.P., Blanken, P.D., Morse, J.F., and Williams, M.W. (2015): Hydrological Processes, in press (Boulder)
Spatiotemporal patterns of soil matric potential in the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Yu, H., P. Yang, and H.S. Lin (2015): Vadose Zone Journal (Shale Hills)
Lignin decomposition is sustained under fluctuating redox conditions in humid tropical forest soils. Steven J. Hall, Whendee L. SIilver, Vitaliy I. Timokhin and Kenneth E. Hammel (2015): Global Change Biology (Luquillo)