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News

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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.

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Postdoctoral Position at KState in Long-Term Earth System Change

01 Aug 2017 (National) - The KState position will focus on the temporal aspects of interactions among biogeochemistry, paleoecology, and global change.

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CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant program

31 Jul 2017 (National) - CUAHSI is now accepting proposals for the Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant program until September 30, 2017.

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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.

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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

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“Voices of Fire” airing on MontanaPBS and Idaho Public Television in August 2017

19 Jul 2017 (National, Reynolds) - Hugo Sindelar's documentary film about the Soda Fire, which burned the northern portion of Reynolds Creek CZO. 280,000 acres burned in just 7 days

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NSF Discovery: Can an ancient ocean shoreline set the stage for a tropical forest of today?

13 Jul 2017 (National, Luquillo) - Researchers at NSF Critical Zone Observatory and Long-Term Ecological Research sites are finding out.

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Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

23 Jun 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

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CZ Volume of Advances in Agronomy: Quantifying and Managing Soil Functions in Earth’s Critical Zone

23 Jun 2017 (National) - Advances in Agronomy is a first-rate resource describing the latest research in agronomy. This prestigious serial contains major review articles...

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UCTV: Southern Sierra CZO researchers featured on Sustainable California channel

21 Jun 2017 (National, Sierra) - University of California Television (UCTV) features Bales, Conklin, Glaser, Safeeq, and others on the new Sustainable California channel

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NSF Discovery: Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds

21 Jun 2017 (National, IML) - Scientists obtain comprehensive view of agricultural ecosystems

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CZNews: Spring 2017

01 May 2017 (National) - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Spring 2017

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The frontier beneath our feet — an AGU commentary on the critical zone

21 Apr 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - AGU has published a collection of commentaries highlighting the important role Earth and space science research plays in society.

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What’s Good for Crops not Always Good for the Environment

17 Apr 2017 (IML) - What's good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key plant nutrient, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies.

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2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

06 Apr 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.


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Earth Science Week 2017 Video Contest

15 Aug 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - For Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute invites you to enter the Earth Connections video contest. Submit a brief, 30-90...

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Call for participation in Frontiers in Earth Science: Biogeoscience special issue on CZ

28 Jul 2017 (National) - Frontiers in Earth Science Biogeoscience research topic: CZ Export to Streams as Indicator for CZ Structure and Function

Carol Baird Graduate Student Award for Field Research — Apply by Sept. 30, 2017

21 Jul 2017 (National, Eel) - New award announced for graduate students planning to conduct field research in the Berkeley reserves & field stations in 2018.

New SSCZO comic artfully communicates research

19 Jul 2017 (Sierra) - Wonder what soils and sponges have in common? Or why some trees in the Sierra Nevada are dying while others are surviving? Find out in our new comic.

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Events

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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)


Goldschmidt 2017

Goldschmidt 2017 will be held in Paris, France on August 13-18, 2017.


Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France.

(National)

Goldschmidt 2017


Paris, France .

(Shale Hills)

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Blogs

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Publications

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Growing new generations of critical zone scientists. Adam S. Wymore, Nicole R. West, Kate Maher, Pamela L. Sullivan, Adrian Harpold, Diana Karwan, Jill A. Marshall, Julia Perdrial, Daniella M. Rempe, Lin Ma (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (National, Luquillo) Cross-CZO National

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Critical Zone services as environmental assessment criteria in intensively managed landscapes. Richardson, M., and Kumar, P. (2017): Earth's Future (IML)

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Geochemical evolution of the Critical Zone across variable time scales informs concentration-discharge relationships: Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory. McIntosh J.C., Schaumberg C., Perdrial J., Harpold A., Vázquez-Ortega A., Rasmussen C., Vinson D., Zapata-Rios X., Brooks P.D., Meixner T., Pelletier J., Derry L., Chorover J. (2017): Water Resources Research 53(5): 4169–4196 (National, Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills) Cross-CZO National

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Quantifying and Managing Soil Functions in Earth's Critical Zone Combining Experimentation and Mathematical Modelling. Steven A. Banwart and Donald L. Sparks (2017): Advances in Agronomy, Volume 142, Pages 2-423 (2017) (National) National

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Integrated Interdisciplinary Science of the Critical Zone as a Foundational Curriculum for Addressing Issues of Environmental Sustainability. Timothy White, Adam Wymore, Ashlee Dere, Adam Hoffman, James Washburne, and Martha Conklin (2017): Journal of Geoscience Education Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 136-145 (National) National

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Topographically driven differences in energy and water constrain climatic control on forest carbon sequestration. Swetnam T.L., Brooks P.D., Barnard H.R., Harpold A.A., and Gallo E.L. (2017): Ecosphere 8(4): e01797 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez) Cross-CZO

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Prevalence and magnitude of groundwater use by vegetation: a global stable isotope meta-analysis. Jaivime Evaristo and Jeffrey J. McDonnell (2017): Scientific Reports 7 (National, Catalina-Jemez, Sierra) Cross-CZO National

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Enhancing Interoperability and Capabilities of Earth Science Data using the Observations Data Model 2 (ODM2). Hsu, Leslie, Emilio Mayorga, Jeffery S. Horsburgh, Megan R. Carter, Kerstin A. Lehnert and Susan L. Brantley (2017): Data Science Journal, 16: 4, pp. 1–16 (National, Shale Hills) Cross-CZO National

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Expanding the role of reactive transport models in critical zone processes. Li Li, Kate Maher, Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, JennyDruhan, Christof Meile, Corey Lawrence, Joel Moore, Julia Perdrial, Pamela Sullivan, Aaron Thompson, Lixin Jin, EdwardW. Bolton, Susan L. Brantley, William E. Dietrich, K. Ulrich Mayer, Carl I. Steefel, Albert Valocchi, John Zachara, Benjamin Kocar, Jennifer Mcintosh, Benjamin M. Tutolo, Mukesh Kumar, Eric Sonnenthal, Chen Bao, Joe Beisman (2017): Earth-Science Reviews, 165:280-301 (Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Eel, Shale Hills) Cross-CZO


Optimized high-throughput methods for quantifying iron biogeochemical dynamics in soil. Huang, W., Hall S.J. (2017): Geoderma (Luquillo)

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Impacts of Hydraulic Redistribution on Grass-tree Competition vs Facilitation in a Semi-arid Savanna. Barron-Gafford, G.A., Sanchez-Canete, 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 (IML)

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Temporal Information Partitioning Networks (TIPNets): A Process Network Approach to Infer Ecohydrologic Shifts. Goodwell, A.E. and Kumar, P. (2017): Water Resources Research (IML)

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Temporal Information Partitioning: Characterizing Synergy, Uniqueness, and Redundancy in Interacting Environmental Variables. Goodwell, A.E., and Kumar, P. (2017): Water Resources Research 53, 2017 (IML)

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Asymmetry of weathering-limited hillslopes: the importance of diurnal covariation in solar insolation and temperature. Pelletier J.D. and Swetnam T.L. (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(9): 1408–1418 (Catalina-Jemez)

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