News

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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.

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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...

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Introducing a CZO Newsletter: CZNews

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

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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.

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Richter & Billings publish on Tansley’s ecosystem as Earth’s critical zone

19 Mar 2015 (National, Calhoun) - Richter and Billings state the congruence of Tansley’s ecosystem concept with Earth’s critical zone.

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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.......


IMLCZO Director Praveen Kumar Featured in International Innovation

14 May 2015 (IML) - Researchers in the University of Illinois’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are studying vulnerability across the Earth’s surface.

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Animated LiDAR scan of a burned forest hillslope

01 May 2015 (Boulder) - This animated fly-through was generated from ground-based laser scanning data (a.k.a. LiDAR: LIght Detection And Ranging). The data were collected...

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Colorado Public Radio - Colorado Matters features Suzanne & Robert Anderson

29 Apr 2015 (National, Boulder) - About Colorado Matters Colorado Public Radio's daily interview show Colorado Matters interviews Suzanne and Robert Anderson concerning...

CCZO multi-layer geospatial pdf map

13 Apr 2015 (Calhoun) - Grad student Zach Brecheisen has created this wonderful multi-layered pdf to share with other CCZO researchers.

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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.

(National)


Environmental Field Methods Course in Idaho

Environmental Field Methods Course (3 credits) in Idaho-Learn Critical Zone Skills


Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

(National, Reynolds)

Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory Annual Meeting

Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory Annual Meeting


Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

(Luquillo)

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Publications

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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

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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

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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 (online) (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Sierra) Cross-CZO

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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)


Reducing bias and quantifying uncertainty in watershed flux estimates: The R package loadflex . Appling A.P., Leon M.C., McDowell W.H. (2015): Ecosphere (Luquillo)

Molybdenum isotope fractionation in soils: Influence of redox conditions, organic matter, and atmospheric inputs. Siebert, C. Pett-Ridge, J.C. Opfergelt, S. Guicharnaud, R.A. Halliday A.N., Burton K.W. (2015): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (Luquillo)

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Coupled reversion and stream-hyporheic exchange processes increase environmental persistence of trenbolone metabolites. Ward, A.S., Cwiertny, D.M., Kolodziej, E.P., and Brehm, C.C. (2015): Nature Communications (IML)

The Landscape Evolution Observatory: A large-scale controllable infrastructure to study coupled Earth-surface processes. Pangle L.A., DeLong S.B., Abramson N., Adams J., Barron-Gafford G.A., Breshears D.D., Brooks P.D., Chorover J., Dietrich W.E., Dontsova K., Durcik M., Espeleta J., Ferre T.P.A., Ferriere R., Henderson W., Hunt E.A., Huxman T.E., Millar D., Murphy B., Niu G-Y., Pavao-Zuckerman M., Pelletier J.D., Rasmussen C., Ruiz J., Saleska S., Schaap M., Sibayan M., Troch P.A., Tuller M., van Haren J., Zeng X. (2015): Geomorphology (online) (Catalina-Jemez, Eel) Cross-CZO

Stable-isotope and solute-chemistry approaches to flow characterization in a forested tropical watershed, Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico. Scholl, M.A., Shanley, J.B., Murphy, S.F., Willenbring, J.K., Occhi, M., and González, G. (2015): Appl. Geochem. (Luquillo)

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