Research Community

The primary avenue for CZO education of research peers is through national meetings.

The CZOs include a staffed booth in the exhibit hall at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union and have also presented booth exhibits at the annual meetings of the Geological Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. Future plans include booth presence at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America and the Goldschmidt Conference.

The CZO national coordinator recently presented two CZO-wide posters at the triennial all-hands meeting of the Long-Term Ecological Research network.

The CZOs also regularly communicate with and engage over 1000 members of the Critical Zone Exploration Network (www.czen.org)

The back wall banner for the CZO booth displays a schematic representation of the interplay between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and lithosphere as well as the range of spatial scales of observation required to fully characterize and understand Critical Zone processes.

Highlights of the 2012 CZO booth at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, CA included the new detailed CZO brochure derived from the recent International Innovations articles completed in Summer 2012, a "how-to-collaborate-at-a-CZO" handout, a formal comprehensive listing of all CZO-related presentations at the meeting, working examples of Southern Sierra CZO sensor instrumentation, and a visit by NSF program director Suresh. Other CZO activities at the meeting included: 2 formal business meetings, one with NSF program directors; a pre-meeting LiDAR workshop, and a meeting of the CZO Graduate Research Group.

The third consecutive year of "boothing" at AGU in 2012 was the most successful for the CZOs - fully staffed by CZO PIs, senior scientists, technicians and graduate students offering a broad array of new and past pamphlets and publications.

NSF program director Dr. Subra Suresh visits with CZO PIs Dr. Anthony Aufdenkampe (Christina River Basin; facing), Dr. Roger Bales (Southern Sierra; foreground), and NSF CZO program director Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (hiding).

The third consecutive year of "boothing" at AGU in 2012 was the most successful for the CZOs - fully staffed by CZO PIs, senior scientists, technicians and graduate students offering a broad array of new and past pamphlets and publications.

NSF program director Dr. Subra Suresh visits with CZO PIs Dr. Anthony Aufdenkampe (Christina River Basin; facing), Dr. Roger Bales (Southern Sierra; foreground), and NSF CZO program director Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (hiding).


News

FEATURED NATIONALLY

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.

FEATURED NATIONALLY

“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.


FEATURED

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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BcCZO had the honor of hosting a visit from the China Geological Survey

13 Nov 2017 (National, Boulder) - On November 6-10, the BcCZO had the honor of hosting a visit from the China Geological Survey (CGS; http://en.cgs.gov.cn/).

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Observatory scientists volunteer with students at new STEAM Center in Merced

02 Nov 2017 (National, Sierra) - UC Merced scientists are sharing their research, stories, and expertise at Merced City School District's new STEAM Center.

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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...

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Events

FEATURED

2018 Southeast Friends of the Pleistocene Field Trip


Cross Keys, SC.

(Calhoun)

SSHCZO All-Hands


117 EES Building and the CZO field sites.

(Shale Hills)

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