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PhD fellowship on Hyporheic Zone Mixing at University of Rennes

17 Apr 2018 (National) - PhD fellowship on Hyporheic zone mixing at the University of Rennes in France.

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CZ-TOP Project in France seeks Postdoctoral and Ph.D. Candidates

17 Apr 2018 (National) - CZ-TOP project seeks two postdoctoral and one Ph.D. candidate for positions at IPGP in France.

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NSF Discovery: On World Water Day, scientists study spawning salmon through a riverbed lens

22 Mar 2018 (National, Sierra) - NSF Southern Sierra CZO researchers peer into North America’s West Coast salmon rivers

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Biogeochemistry of the Critical Zone Book Volume: Now Accepting Abstracts

20 Mar 2018 (National) - As part of the Advances in Critical Zone Science Book Series (Edited by Steve Banwart, published by Springer-Nature) we are pleased to announce the...

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Summer Course on Critical Zone and Ecosystem Dynamics in Italy

19 Mar 2018 (National) - The 9-day-long summer course, Critical Zone and Ecosystem Dynamics, is intended for doctoral students, post-docs and researchers.

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Graduate Research Assistantships, University of California Merced

06 Mar 2018 (Sierra) - The Mountain Hydrology Research Group at University of California Merced seeks applications for 2-3 highly qualified applicants who are committed to...

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Discussion paper open till April 5th in Biogeosciences

06 Mar 2018 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - A discussion is open for the manuscript, "Elevating the biogeosciences within environmental research networks".

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Professor Todd Dawson is honored as a 2018 ESA Fellow

02 Mar 2018 (National, Eel) - Professor Todd Dawson in the Department of Integrative Biology/Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of...

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Recent paper by Rempe and Dietrich on rock moisture featured by NSF and others

02 Mar 2018 (National, Eel) - A recent paper on rock moisture by Danielle Rempe and Bill Dietrich of the Eel River CZO is been featured on NSF News site, SF Chronicle, others

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Foufoula-Georgiou elected to National Academy of Engineering

09 Feb 2018 (IML) - Prof. Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, civil & environmental engineering at University of California-Irvine was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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Earth’s skin is an interdisciplinary laboratory

29 Jan 2018 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - In the January 2018 issue of Physics Today, writer Toni Feder explores the scope of CZ research in the article, “Earth’s skin is an...

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Susan L. Brantley receives the 2018 Urey Award

26 Jan 2018 (National, Shale Hills) - Susan L. Brantley received the 2018 Urey Award from the European Association of Geochemistry. Brantley is a Distinguished Professor of Geosciences...

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CZNews: Winter 2018

23 Jan 2018 (National) - The Winter 2018 edition of the quarterly CZO National Office Newsletter "CZNews."

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CZ session at 55th Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society

22 Jan 2018 (National, Calhoun, IML) - Submit an abstract to the session "Intensively Managed Clays in the Critical Zone" at the 55th Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society.

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LTER 2018 Synthesis Webinar Series

04 Jan 2018 (National) - The LTER Network Communications Office is pleased to announce a new webinar series hosted by the NCO and the National Center for Ecological Analysis...

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Water Resources Research: Call for Papers on Dynamics in Intensively Managed Landscapes

02 Jan 2018 (National, IML) - Call for papers for “Dynamics in Intensively Managed Landscapes: Water, Sediment, Nutrient, Carbon, and Ecohydrology”

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White paper of 2017 CZ Science Meeting in Arlington, VA

01 Jan 2018 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - New Opportunities for Critical Zone Science Following the June 2017 Arlington Meeting for Critical Zone Science (hosted by CZO), a white booklet...

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Contribute to Springer-Nature Book Series: Advances in Critical Zone Science

01 Jan 2018 (National) - An invitation for edited and authored volumes for a new Springer-Nature book series: Advances in Critical Zone Science

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

01 Jan 2018 (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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Make Our Planet Great Again: CZO National Office Director awarded French grant

28 Dec 2017 (National) - Lou Derry (Cornell) is one of 13 U.S. scientists to receive a grant from French President Emmanuel Macron's "Make Our Planet Great Again" initiative.

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NSF News Release: Dust on the wind: Study reveals surprising role of dust in mountain ecosystems

08 Dec 2017 (Sierra) - Southern Sierra Nevada forests rely on nutrients from windborne dust


Water Resources Extension Educators tour the CZO

19 Apr 2018 (Shale Hills) - Water Resources Extension Educators visited Penn State for three days for the Penn State Extension Annual Conference.  During their visit to...

Collaborators use Cole Farm to demonstrate geophysical techniques to undergraduate students

14 Apr 2018 (Shale Hills) - Students enrolled in near surface geophysics classes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (10 students), Dickinson College (14 students), Rutgers...

Researcher Spotlight: Russell Callahan

11 Apr 2018 (Sierra) - Meet the people behind the research! Russell uses a combination of geophysics and regolith geochemistry to understand landscape evolution.

TeenShale 2017-2018 cohort complete the field season with a “mock” spill experiment

11 Apr 2018 (Shale Hills) - New this year, the TeenShale Network participants teamed with members of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to observe the...

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Events

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LTER All Scientists' Meeting 2018

LTER All Scientists' Meeting 2018: Next Generation Synthesis: Strategies and Successes


Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA.

(National)


Spring CZO Seminar

Field plans and Data discussions


117 EES Building.

(Shale Hills)

SSHCZO All-Hands


117 EES Building and the CZO field sites.

(Shale Hills)

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Publications

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Humidity determines snowpack ablation under a warming climate. Harpold A.A. and Brooks P.D. (2018): PNAS 115(6): 1215-1220 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez) Cross-CZO

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Beyond clay: towards an improved set of variables for predicting soil organic matter content. Rasmussen C., Heckman K., Wieder W.R., Keiluweit M., Lawrence C.R., Berhe A.A., Blankinship J.C., Crow S.E., Druhan J.L., Hicks Pries C.E., Marin-Spiotta E., Plante A.F., Schädel C., Schimel J.P., Sierra C.A., Thompson A., Wagai R. (2018): Biogeochemistry (online) (Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, Luquillo, Sierra) Cross-CZO

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Concentration-Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone: Implications for Resolving Critical Zone Structure, Function and Evolution. Chorover, J., Derry, L. A., McDowell, W. H. (2017): Water Resources Research 53(11): 8654–8659 (National, Catalina-Jemez, Luquillo, Shale Hills) Cross-CZO National

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Growing new generations of critical zone scientists. Wymore Adam S., Nicole R. West, Kate Maher, Pamela L. Sullivan, Adrian Harpold, Diana Karwan, Jill A. Marshall, Julia Perdrial, Daniella M. Rempe and Lin Ma (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42 (14): 2498-2502 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National

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Hydrogeomorphological differentiation between floodplains and terraces. Qina Yan, Toshiki Iwasaki, Andrew Stumpf, Patrick Belmont, Gary Parker, Praveen Kumar (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (IML)

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Regional sensitivities of seasonal snowpack to elevation, aspect, and vegetation cover in western North America. Christopher J. Tennant, Adrian A. Harpold, Kathleen Ann Lohse, Sarah E. Godsey, Benjamin T. Crosby, Laurel G. Larsen, Paul D. Brooks, Robert W. Van Kirk, Nancy F. Glenn (2017): Water Resources Research 53 (National, Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Reynolds, Sierra) Cross-CZO National

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Impacts of hydraulic redistribution on grass–tree competition vs facilitation in a semi-arid savanna. Barron-Gafford G.A., Sanchez-Cañete 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 215(4): 1451–1461 (Catalina-Jemez, IML) Cross-CZO


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Influences of Native American land use on the Colonial Euro-American settlement of the South Carolina Piedmont. Coughlan, Michael R., and Donald R. Nelson (2018): PLoS ONE 13(3): e0195036 (Calhoun)

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The C-biogeochemistry of a Midwestern USA agricultural impoundment in context: Lake Decatur in the intensively managed landscape critical zone observatory. Blair, N.E., Leithold, E.L., Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., Keefer, L., Kirton, E., Vinson, D., Schnoebelen, D., Rhoads, B., Yu, M., and Lewis, Q. (2018): Biogeochemistry (IML)

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Impacts of Quaternary History on Critical Zone Structure and Processes: Examples and a Conceptual Model from the Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory. Anders, A.M., Bettis, E.A., Grimley, D.A., Stumpf, A.J., and Kumar, P. (2018): Frontiers in Earth Science (IML)

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Research frontiers for improving our understanding of drought‐induced tree and forest mortality. Hartmann, H., Moura, C.F., Anderegg, W.R., Ruehr, N.K., Salmon, Y., Allen, C.D., Arndt, S.K., Breshears, D.D., Davi, H., Galbraith, D., Ruthrof, K.X., Wunder, J., Adams, H.D., Bloemen, J., Cailleret, M., Cobb, R., Gessler, A., Grams, T.E., Jansen, S., Kautz, M., Lloret, F. and O'Brien, M. (2018): New Phytologist 218(1): 15-28 (Catalina-Jemez)

Particle fluxes in groundwater change subsurface shale rock chemistry over geologic time. Kim, H., Gu, X., and Brantley, S.L. (2018): Earth and Planetary Science Letters (submitted) (Shale Hills)

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