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Postdoctoral Scientist Position at Biosphere 2

01 Oct 2015 (National, Catalina-Jemez) - Postdoctoral Scientist Position Available in Hydrogeochemistry: Reactive Transport Modeling, Landscape Evolution Observatory


CZNews: Fall 2015

01 Oct 2015 (National) - The CZO National Office Newsletter CZNews: Fall 2015


Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Boulder Creek CZO)

07 Sep 2015 (National, Boulder) - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Boulder Creek CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.


Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Southern Sierra CZO)

07 Sep 2015 (National, Sierra) - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Southern Sierra CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.


IML-CZO Offers Short Course on Organic Matter

25 Aug 2015 (National, IML) - The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes instrument training short course Oct 20-21, Purdue University


Joint AGU-ESA Event Brings Together Collaborative Networks

17 Aug 2015 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Members of AGU and the Ecological Society of America came together in their first joint event to discuss opportunities for research collaboration.


Recent study underscores the environmental cost of illegal marijuana cultivation

29 Jul 2015 (Eel) - Eel River CZO ecohydrologist Sally Thompson and ecologists Stephanie Carlson and Mary Power worked with The Nature Conservancy to explore the...


CZO Ecology Session at ESA 2015 Meeting

16 Jul 2015 (National, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Luquillo, Reynolds) - A session entitled 'Ecology in the Critical Zone" will take place at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2015 Meeting held  from August...


Jon Chorover to speak at international workshop on hydro-biogeochemical processes

16 Jul 2015 (National, Catalina-Jemez) - Jon Chorover of the Santa Catalina Mountains & Jemez River Basin CZO has been invited to talk at the Hydro-Biogeochemical Processes: Mechanisms,...


CZNews: Summer 2015 is here!

01 Jul 2015 (National) - Check out the summer edition of the CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews!

Bruno Latour, Science philosopher and anthropologist visits scientists at the Calhoun CZO

09 Oct 2015 (Calhoun) - A dozen diverse scientists and scholars from five universities, united by their interest in Prof. Latour and in human-nature relations, traveled by...

Sino-USA CZO Scientists Meet to Discuss Future Collaborations

09 Oct 2015 (Calhoun) - A number of American and Chinese critical zone scientists including Dan Richter toured two future CZOs, at Puding and Yingtan, and discussed the...


Sheila Murphy USGS press release “Storms after Wildfire Lead to Impaired Water Quality”

01 Oct 2015 (Boulder) - Fourmile Canyon fire September 2010, burned about 6,000 acres in Boulder County, CO. Storms after wildfire led to downstream water-quality impairment.

To the rescue: Berkeley names Faculty Climate Action Champion

30 Sep 2015 (Luquillo) - Whendee Silver named UC Berkeley’s first Faculty Climate Action Champion.

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CZO brown-bag lunches

Main Campus, Benson 240D.


1:1 Data Consultation: Luquillo CZO and CZOData team

Luquillo CZO and the CZOData team will discuss sharing data.

Online: 12-2 EDT / 11-1 CDT / 10-12 MDT / 9-11 PDT.

(National, Luquillo)

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The Thirsty Eel: Summer and Winter Flow Thresholds that Tilt the Eel River of Northwestern California from Salmon-Supporting to Cyanobacterially Degraded States. Power, M.E., Bouma-Gregson, K., Higgins, P. and Carlson, S.M. (2015): Copeia 1:200-211. (Eel)


Chapter 2 – The Role of Critical Zone Observatories in Critical Zone Science. White T., Brantley S., Banwart S., Chorover J., Dietrich W., Derry L., Lohse K., Anderson S., Aufdendkampe A., Bales R., Kumar P., Richter D., McDowell B. (2015): Developments in Earth Surface Processes 19: 15–78 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National


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, 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)

Disputed start dates for Anthropocene. Zalasiewicz J., and 23 co-authors, including D. deB. Richter (2015): Nature 520: 436 (Calhoun)

Soil in the Anthropocene. Richter D. deB, Bacon A.R, Brecheisen Z., & Mobley M.L. (2015): IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 25: 012010 (Calhoun)


Hydrological partitioning in the critical zone: Recent advances and opportunities for developing transferable understanding of water cycle dynamics. Brooks P.D., Chorover J., Fan Y., Godsey S.E., Maxwell R.M., McNamara J.P., and Tague C. (2015): Water Resources Research (Catalina-Jemez, Reynolds, Sierra) Cross-CZO


Influence of terrain aspect on water partitioning, vegetation structure, and vegetation greening in high elevation catchments in northern New Mexico. Zapata-Rios X., Brooks P.D., Troch P.A., McIntosh J. and Guo Q. (2015): Ecohydrology (online) (National, Catalina-Jemez, Sierra) Cross-CZO National


Sensitivity of regional evapotranspiration partitioning to variation in woody plant cover: insights from experimental dryland tree mosaics. Villegas J.C., Dominguez F., Barron-Gafford G.A., Adams H.D., Guardiola-Claramonte M., Sommer E.D., Selvey A.W., Espeleta J.F., Zou C.B., Breshears D.D. and Huxman T.E. (2015): Global Ecology and Biogeography 24(9): 1040-1048 (Catalina-Jemez)

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