The CZOs provide a rich training ground for the next generation of truly interdisciplinary Earth scientists.
Through research and education opportunities associated with each CZO, cross-CZO scientific endeavors, and annual meetings, we engage young scientists in Critical Zone science, developing a new cadre of future CZO leadership. The necesity of understanding Critical Zone processes globally was recognized early in the development of CZOs, and through international partnerships, U.S. graduate students have benefited their home CZOs as well as their personal career pursuits through travel to European labs and field sites to engage in collaborative learning and research.
The CZOs also offer an unprecedented opportunity for the Earth sciences community to explain to the public how hypotheses are tested and experiments are conducted, as well as to share exciting scientific results and their societal relevance.
25 Jan 2017 (National) - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Winter 2017
22 Sep 2016 (Calhoun) - An introduction to the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory, by Justin Richardson and Dan Richter, illustrated by Alana McGillis has just been posted!...
08 Feb 2017 (Calhoun, Luquillo) - The current issue of UGA Graduate features an in-depth article about cross-CZO grad student Diego Barcellos
21 Dec 2016 (Sierra) - Exploring the Critical Zone Observatory, undergraduates from UC Merced put their knowledge of soil science into action conducting field surveys.
20 Dec 2016 (Sierra) - Lawrence Livermore and UC Merced researchers are tracking water through the critical zone using cutting-edge technology and new collection methods.
15 Dec 2016 (Sierra) - Onward California - University of California television spots showcase Southern Sierra CZO research