News

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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 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.


Deep but not dead: how tropical subsoil microbes could affect the carbon cycle

29 Jan 2015 (Luquillo) - Deep but not dead: how tropical subsoil microbes could affect the carbon cycle By Madeleine Stone, University of Pennsylvania It’s no exaggeration...

Dan Richter publishes on the Anthropocene

20 Jan 2015 (Calhoun) - Dan Richter helps answer the question "When did the Anthropocene begin?"

Paul Schroeder presents talks on CZO science in Turkey

20 Jan 2015 (Calhoun) - Geology Prof. Paul Schroeder from UGA is on sabbatical at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey and has been spreading the word about CZO science.

Critical Zone Research for Undergraduates and Teachers: 2015 Application Period Open

15 Jan 2015 (National, Christina, Shale Hills) - The Pennsylvania State University is coordinating a combined Research Experience for Undergraduates/Research Experience for Teachers (REU/RET)...

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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.

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Fourth Annual Amtrak Club Meeting


University of Delaware.

(Christina)

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Publications

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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)


patial and temporal variations in meteoric 10Be inventories and long-term deposition rates, Colorado Front Range. Wyshnytzky, C., Ouimet WB, McCarthy, J, Dethier, DP, Shroba, RR, Bierman, PR, and Rood, DH (2015): Quaternary Science Reviews (Boulder)

Spatial and temporal variations in meteoric 10Be inventories and long-term deposition rates, Colorado Front Range. Ouimet, W., Dethier, D, Bierman, P, Wyshnytzky, C, Shea, N, and Rood, DH (2015): Quaternary Science Reviews (Boulder)

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A field comparison of multiple techniques to quantify groundwater–surface-water interactions. González-Pinzón, R., Ward, A., Hatch, C., Wlostowski, A., Singha, K., Gooseff, M., Haggerty, R., Harvey, J., Cirpka, O., and Brock, J. (2015): Freshwater Science (Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills) Cross-CZO

Natural and anthropogenic processes contributing to metal enrichment in surface soils of central Pennsylvania. Kraepiel, A. M. L., Dere, A. L., Herndon, E. M., and Brantley, S. L. (2015): Biogeochemistry (Shale Hills)

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Spatial variability of saturated hydraulic conductivity at the hillslope scale: Understanding the role of land management and erosional effect. Papanicolaou, A.N., Elhakeem, M., Wilson, C.G., Burras, C.L., West, L.T., Lin, H., Clark, B., and Oneal, B.E. (2015): Geoderma (IML)

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