News

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CZOs at AGU

04 Dec 2014 (National) - The NSF-funded Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) and National Office (CZONO) will be well represented at the upcoming annual meeting of the...

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NSF announcement: CZO Science Across Virtual Institutes project funded

26 Nov 2014 (National) - The National Science Foundation announced funding of the five-year Critical Zone Observatories Science Across Virtual Institutes project.

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CZO REUs and RETs present research at 2014 CUAHSI Biennial Meeting

26 Aug 2014 (National, Christina, Shale Hills) - The Critical Zone Observatory Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Teachers program participants traveled to...

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Special publications on CZ/CZO science

19 Jun 2014 (National) - Journal special issues feature Critical Zone science and the observatories.

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CZO National Office announced

17 Jun 2014 (National) - A CZO National Office (CZONO) has been announced, directed by Lou Derry (Cornell) with coordination activities led by Tim White (Penn State).

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Hands-on learning exercises available from CZOs

10 Jun 2014 (National) - CZO and AGI create succinct exercises for secondary education classrooms. The exercises are based on CZO data and were distributed to 16,000 teachers

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Critical Zone Science & Management Course

06 May 2014 (National, Catalina-Jemez) - Critical Zone Science & Management Class ENVS‐GEO‐HWR 422/522 in Fall 2014

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2014 All Hands Meeting

24 Apr 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Information for the 2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network on 21-14 September, including registration information and abstract submission.

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2014 CZOData Cyber-Seminar Series

06 Mar 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.


Deep historic legacy sediments along Holcombe’s Branch

17 Dec 2014 (Calhoun) - Examining historic legacy sediments along Holcombe's Branch.

Luquillo CZO at AGU

11 Dec 2014 (Luquillo) - A number of posters and presentations related to work at the Luquillo-CZO will be at AGU From December 15th to December 19th.

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Predicting post-wildfire erosion better

08 Dec 2014 (Catalina-Jemez) - Jon Pelletier and his graduate student Caitlin Orem's research on the post Las Conchas fire erosion was highlighed in the Arizona Daily Star...

This Friday, December 5th is World Soil Day! 2015 is international Year of Soils!

04 Dec 2014 (Luquillo) - This Friday, December 5th is World Soil Day!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TqGKwWo60yE  The 68th UN...

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Publications

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Hydrologic dynamics and geochemical responses within a floodplain aquifer and hyporheic zone during Hurricane Sandy. Sawyer, A.H., L.A. Kaplan, O. Lazareva, and H.A. Michael (2014): Water Resources Research, 50 (6): 4877–4892 (Christina)

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Application of Metabolic Scaling Theory to reduce error in local maxima tree segmentation from aerial LiDAR. Swetnam T.L. and Falk D.A. (2014): Forest Ecology and Management 323: 158–167 (Catalina-Jemez)

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Aspect-dependent variations in regolith creep revealed by meteoric 10Be. Nicole West, Eric Kirby, Paul Bierman, and Brian A. Clarke (2014): Geology, vol 42 (6):507-510 (Shale Hills)

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What makes Darwinian hydrology "Darwinian"? Asking a different kind of question about landscapes. Harman C. and Troch P.A. (2014): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 417-433 (Catalina-Jemez, Christina) Cross-CZO

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Bedrock composition regulates mountain ecosystems and landscape evolution. Hahm, W.J., Riebe, C.S., Lukens, C.E., and Araki, S. (2014): Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(9):3338-3343 (Sierra)

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Spatial patterns of vegetation, soils and microtopography from terrestrial laser scanning on two semi-arid hillslopes of contrasting lithology. Harman C.J., Lohse K.A., Troch P.A., Sivapalan M. (2014): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119(2): 163-180 (Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Reynolds) Cross-CZO

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A Three-dimensional View of Nutrient Hotspots in a Sierra Nevada Forest Soil. Johnson, D.W., C. Woodward, M.W. Meadows. (2014): Soil Science Society of America Journal, In press (Sierra)

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LiDAR-derived snowpack data sets from mixed conifer forests across the Western United States. Harpold, A.A., Q. Guo, N. Molotch, P. D. Brooks, R. Bales, J.C. Fernandez-Diaz, K.N. Musselman, and T.L. Swetnam, P. Kirchner, M. Meadows, J. Flanagan, R. Lucas (2014): Water Resources Research 50(3): 2749-2755 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Sierra) Cross-CZO

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Snowmelt timing alters shallow but not deep soil moisture in the Sierra Nevada . Blankinship, J.C., Meadows, M.W., Lucas, R.G., and Hart, S.C. (2014): Water Resources Research. (Sierra)


SHORT-TERM PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE 1 TRENDS ALONG AN ELEVATION 2 GRADIENT IN NORTHEASTERN PUERTO RICO. Van Beusekom A.E., González G., and Rivera M.M. (2015): Earth Interactions (Luquillo)

Parent material and vegetation influence bacterial community structure and nitrogen functional genes along deep tropical soil profiles at the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory. Stone M.M., DeForestb J.L., Plante A.F. (2015): Soil Biology & Biochemistry (Luquillo)

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Sunlight and soil-litter mixing: drivers of litter decomposition in drylands. Barnes P.W., Throop H.L., Archer S.R., Breshears D.D., McCulley R.L., and Tobler M.A. (2015): Progress in Botany 76: 273-302 (Catalina-Jemez)

Reliance on Shallow Soil Water in a Mixed-Hardwood Forest in Central Pennsylvania. Gaines, K., Stanley, J., Meinzer, F., McCulloh, K. A., Woodruff, D. R., Chen, W., Lin, H., and Eissenstat, D. M. (2014): Tree Physiology (Shale Hills)

Decoupling of sulfur and nitrogen cycling due to biotic processes in a tropical rainforest. Yi-Balan, S.A., Amundson, R., Buss, H.L. (2014): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. (Luquillo)

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