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French sociologist Bruno Latour studies Critical Zone in latest work

18 Oct 2017 (National) - In a recent interview published in Science, French sociologist of science Bruno Latour discussed the history of the criticism of science and its...


What Causes Ecological Shifts?

17 Oct 2017 (IML) - A new information partitioning methodology allows researchers to identify the factors that drive behavior in an ecohydrologic system.


Stories in the Soil

17 Oct 2017 (IML) - A series of field experiments in the U.S. Midwest is investigating how past, present, & future human activities and climate affect the health of soil.


Comment by 05 Nov on draft report of 2017 CZ Science Meeting in Arlington, VA

17 Oct 2017 (National) - Contribute to public discussion of a draft report: “New Opportunities for Critical Zone Science” based on the June 2017 Arlington CZO meeting.


Register for hands-on, pre-AGU workshop:  Distributed temperature and acoustic sensing (DTS/DAS)

05 Oct 2017 (National) - NSF's CTEMPs offers a two-day hands-on workshop on distributed fiber sensing. 9-10 Dec. Limited to 30 participants. Register soon!


Hurricane Maria damages Luquillo CZO

28 Sep 2017 (National, Luquillo) - Hurricane Maria has caused damage to both the landscape and the infrastructure at Luquillo CZO, Puerto Rico.


NSF News Release: Changes in non-extreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences

18 Sep 2017 (National, IML) - Analysis of more than five decades of data leads to new conclusions


“Voices of Fire,” a documentary film about wildfire in the West, is now available on YouTube!

05 Sep 2017 (National, Reynolds) - Hugo Sindelar's documentary film about the Soda Fire, which burned the northern portion of Reynolds Creek and a total of 280,000 acres in just 7 days.


Postdoctoral Scholar position at UC Merced with KREW and SSCZO

30 Aug 2017 (National, Sierra) - The Kings River Experimental Watershed (KREW) and the Southern Sierra CZO jointly invite applications for a postdoctoral research position.


Open position: Professor in Geophysics at Boise State University

28 Aug 2017 (Reynolds) - The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geophysics beginning in Fall 2018.


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.


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.


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

Assistant Professor, Shallow Environmental/Engineering Geophysics - University of Texas at El Paso

18 Oct 2017 (National) - Assistant Professor, Shallow Environmental/Engineering Geophysics University of Texas at El Paso College of Science Department of Geological...

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position: Biogeochemistry at University of Wyoming

13 Oct 2017 (Sierra) - The University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Biogeochemistry.


82nd Annual Field Conference of PA Geologists tour the CZO

05 Oct 2017 (Shale Hills) - Just under 250 geologists from across the state of Pennsylvania spent three days (Oct 5-7) exploring outcrops and research sites in Blair, Centre...

Hurricane Maria decimated the nation’s only tropical rain forest outside Hawaii

05 Oct 2017 (Luquillo) - Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. The Category 4 storm destroyed thousands of homes, businesses, bridges, communication towers, the entire...

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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)


CZO Town Hall at AGU 2017

Town Hall: Critical Zone Observatories: Platforms for Collaborative Science

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

(National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra)


CZO / LTER / NEON / ISMC Joint Workshop

Modeling the Critical Zone; State of the Art, Data Integration, and Frontiers

Boulder, Colorado.

(National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra)

2017 International ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting

American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, & Soil Science Society of America 2017 International Annual Meeting

Tampa, FL.


GSA 2017 Annual Meeting

Geologic Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting

Seattle, WA.


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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)


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


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


A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality. Adams H.D., Zeppel M.J.B., Anderegg W.R.L., Hartmann H., Landhausser S.M., Tissue D.T., Huxman T.E., Hudson P.J., Franz T.E., Allen C.D., Anderegg L.D.L., Barron-Gafford G.A., Beerling D.J., Breshears D.D., Brodribb T.J., Bugmann H., Cobb R.C., Collins A.D., Dickman L.T., Duan H., Ewers B.E., Galiano L., Galvez D.A., Garcia-Forner N., Gaylord M.L., Germino M.J., Gessler A., Hacke U.G., Hakamada R., Hector A., Jenkins M.W., Kane J.M., Kolb T.E., Law D.J., Lewis J.D., Limousin J-M., Love D.M., Macalady A.K., Marti­nez-Vilalta J., Mencuccini M., Mitchell P.J., Muss J.D., O'Brien M.J., O'Grady A.P., Pangle R.E., Pinkard E.A., Piper F.I., Plaut J.A., Pockman W.T., Quirk J., Reinhardt K., Ripullone F., Ryan M.G., Sala A., Sevanto S., Sperry J.S., Vargas R., Vennetier M., Way D.A., Xu C., Yepez E.A., and McDowell N.G. (2017): Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1285–1291 (Catalina-Jemez)


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

The temperature response surface for mortality risk of tree species with future drought. Adams H.D., Barron-Gafford G.A., Minor R.L., Gardea A.A., Bentley L.P., Law D.J., Breshears D.D., McDowell N.G., Huxman T.E. (2017): Environmental Research Letters (accepted) (Catalina-Jemez)


Photosynthetic phenological variation may promote coexistence among co-dominant tree species in a Madrean sky island mixed conifer forest. Potts D.L., Minor R.L., Braun Z., Barron-Gafford G.A. (2017): Tree Physiology 37(9): 1229–1238 (Catalina-Jemez)

Dual-phase mass balance modeling of small mineral particle losses from sedimentary rock-derived soils . Bern, Carleton R. and Yesavage, Tiffany (2017): Chemical Geology (in review) (Shale Hills)

Event-scale power law recession analysis: quantifying methodological uncertainty. Dralle, D. N., Karst, N. J., Charalampous, K., Veenstra, A., and Thompson, S. E. (2017): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21:65-81 (Eel)

Rise and fall of toxic benthic freshwater cyanobacteria (Anabaena spp) in the Eel river: Buoyancy and dispersal. Bouma-Gregson, K., Power, M.E., and Bormans, M. (2017): Harmful Algae 66: 79-87 (Eel)

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