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CZO / LTER / NEON / ISMC Webinar — Jan. 17

08 Jan 2018 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Webinar: Data Resources and Accessibility Across Observation Networks and Platforms

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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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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

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CZ themed issue of NAGT’s In the Trenches

31 Oct 2017 (National) - This issue of In the Trenches explores the richly interdisciplinary concept of the Critical Zone (CZ).

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Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

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CZNews: Fall 2017

25 Oct 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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Urban Sewers Evolve Similarly to River Networks

10 Jan 2018 (IML) - Like river systems, engineered drainage networks become increasingly fractal as they grow.

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Reynolds Creek Featured on the Cover of Rangeland Ecology & Management

21 Dec 2017 (Reynolds) - Lower Sheep Creek at Reynolds Creek Crticial Zone Observatory was featured on the cover of Rangeland Ecology & Managment.  Vol. 71. ...

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2018 Southeast Friends of the Pleistocene Field Trip

08 Dec 2017 (Calhoun) - Geophysics, Geochemistry, and Biogeochemistry of the Southern Piedmont Critical Zone

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CZOs at AGU 2017

05 Dec 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Information on CZO award recipients, events, presentations, etc. at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.

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Events

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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)


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2018 Southeast Friends of the Pleistocene Field Trip


Cross Keys, SC.

(Calhoun)

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GSA Northeastern Section Meeting 2018


Burlington, Vermont.

(National)

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Publications

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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 (online) (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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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)

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Designing a network of critical zone observatories to explore the living skin of the terrestrial Earth. Brantley, S.L., McDowell, W.H., Dietrich, W.E., White, T.S., Kumar, P., Anderson, S., Chorover, J., Lohse, K.A., Bales, R.C., Richter, D., Grant, G., and Gaillardet, J. (2017): Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 841–860 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National

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Reviews and syntheses: on the roles trees play in building and plumbing the critical zone. Brantley, Susan L., David M. Eissenstat, Jill A. Marshall, Sarah E. Godsey, Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Diana L. Karwan, Shirley A. Papuga, Joshua Roering, Todd E. Dawson, Jaivime Evaristo, Oliver Chadwick, Jeffrey J. McDonnell, Kathleen C. Weathers (2017): Biogeosciences, 14, 5115-5142 (National, Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National


Testing the Fill-and-Spill Model of Subsurface Lateral Flow Using GPR and Dye Tracing . Nyquist, Jon; Laura Toran; Lacey Pitman; Li Guo; Hangsheng (Henry) Lin (2018): Vadose Zone Journal (Shale Hills)

Dual-phase mass balance modeling of small mineral particle losses from sedimentary rock-derived soils . Bern, Carleton R. and Yesavage, Tiffany (2018): Chemical Geology 476:441–455 (Shale Hills)

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Interaction Between Ecohydrologic Dynamics and Microtopographic Variability Under Climate Change. Le, P.V.V. and Kumar, P. (2017): Water Resources Research (IML)

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Role of Micro-Topographic Variability on the Distribution of Inorganic Soil-Nitrogen Age in Intensively Managed Landscape. Woo, D.K. and Kumar, P. (2017): Water Resources research (IML)

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Neoichnology of Semiarid Environments: Soils and Burrowing Animals of the Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA. Hembree, D.I., Smith, J.J., Buynevich, I.V., and Platt, B.F. (2017): PALAIOS 32(9):620-638 (Catalina-Jemez)

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