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Contribute a classroom/field activity to NAGT’s Teach the Earth

22 May 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Contribute a classroom or field activity to Teach the Earth.


CZNews: Spring 2017

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


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.


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.


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.


Registration open for CUAHSI’s 2017 Conference on Hydroinformatics

03 Apr 2017 (National) - Abstract Submission for the 2017 Conference on Hydroinformatics is now open!


NSF: Dust contributes valuable nutrients to Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems

28 Mar 2017 (Sierra) - NSF Press Release: New research finding provides insight into role dust may play as ecosystems change


CZNews: Winter 2017

25 Jan 2017 (National) - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Winter 2017


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

18 Jan 2017 (National, Reynolds) - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Reynolds Creek CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.


3-Year Postdoctoral Research Associate: Modeling social-ecohydrological systems

10 Jan 2017 (National) - The Watershed Ecology Lab at the University of Florida ( and the UF Water Institute ( are...


BIOGEOMON 2017: International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior

06 Jan 2017 (National) - The 9th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior BIOGEOMON 2017 will be held August 20-24, 2017 in Litomyšl, Czech Republic.

Joanmarie Del Vecchio delivers engaging presentation for M.S. Geosciences defense

25 May 2017 (Shale Hills) - Joanmarie Del Vecchio, MS Candidate in Geosciences, delivered an engaging public presentation on her thesis research "A Record of Coupled Hillslope...

Fieldwork of Dreams RECCS

25 May 2017 (Boulder) - Research Experience for Community College Students program inspires budding Colorado scientists


05 May 2017 (Reynolds) - STEM Day took place on February 23rd at Idaho State University.  Reynolds Creek provided a soil composition activity as an introduction to...


Southern Sierra CZO Videos

04 May 2017 (Sierra) - Onward California - University of California television spots showcase Southern Sierra CZO research

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2017 Arlington Meeting for Critical Zone Science

"Critical Zone Science: Current Advances and Future Opportunities”. Arlington, VA (near NSF).
DEADLINE: 01 APRIL 2017 for registration & optional abstract.

Hilton Hotel, Arlington, Virginia.

(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.


2017 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference

2017 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference

Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.


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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


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


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


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


Controls on deep critical zone architecture: a historical review and four testable hypotheses. Riebe, C. S., Hahm, W. J., Brantley, S. L. (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42 (1): 128–156 (National, Luquillo, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National

Sources of streamflow along a headwater catchment elevational gradient. Cowie, R. M., Knowlesa, J. F., Daileya, K. R., Williamsa, M. W., Millsa, T. J., Molotch, N. P. (2017): Journal of Hydrology Volume 549, June 2017, Pages 163–178 (Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills) Cross-CZO

Dating of river terraces along Lefthand Creek. Foster, M.A., Anderson, R.S., Gray, H.J., and Mahan, S.A (2017): Geomorphology (Boulder)

Soil Biology Research across Latitude, Elevation and Disturbance Gradients: A Review of Forest Studies from Puerto Rico during the Past 25 Years. González, G. (2017): Forests (Luquillo)


Coevolution of soil and topography across a semiarid cinder cone chronosequence. Rasmussen C., McGuire L., Dhakal P., Pelletier J.D. (2017): CATENA 156: 338-352 (Catalina-Jemez)

Study of the Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Meltwater Contribution to the Total Runoff in the Upper Changjiang River Basin. Fang Y.-H., Zhang X., Niu G.-Y., Zeng W., Zhu J., Zhang T. (2017): Water 9(3): 165 (Catalina-Jemez)

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