PEOPLE News

2017

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

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

Observatory scientists volunteer with students at new STEAM Center in Merced

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

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

30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

Hurricane Maria damages Luquillo CZO

24 Oct 2017 - (Updated) Hurricane Maria has caused damage to both the landscape and the infrastructure at Luquillo CZO, Puerto Rico.

French sociologist Bruno Latour studies Critical Zone in latest work

18 Oct 2017 - In a recent interview published in Science, French sociologist of science Bruno Latour discussed the history of the criticism of science and its...

Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

23 Jun 2017 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.

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

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

2016

CZOs at AGU 2016

22 Nov 2016 - CZOs at AGU 2016: Agenda and award recipients

Critical Zone Q&A with researcher Adrian Harpold

19 Oct 2016 - University of Nevada Reno's Adrian Harpold reflects on his past and present time researching at Critical Zone Observatories.

CZNews: Fall 2016

11 Oct 2016 - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Fall 2016

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Shale Hills CZO)

26 Sep 2016 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Shale Hills CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

CZNews: Summer 2016

24 Jul 2016 - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Summer 2016

Cold Springs fire!

11 Jul 2016 - The Cold Springs fire is south of Gordon Gulch, and could threaten Gordon Gulch. The greater Nederland area is under an evacuation order, Most roads...

Susan Brantley has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal

11 Jun 2016 - We are proud to announce that Dr. Susan Brantley, Lead-PI of the Shale Hills CZO has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal.

Critical Zone Profile - Diego Barcellos

09 Jun 2016 - PhD Student, Soil Science, University of Georgia

CU-Boulder to dedicate new SEEC facility today

14 Apr 2016 - The new SEEC building, the BcCZO home is being dedicated today April 14th. New labs, new offices!! BOULDER -- A dedication ceremony and reception...

CZNews: Spring 2016

13 Apr 2016 - The CZO National Office Newsletter CZNews: Spring 2016

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science

27 Mar 2016 - Get a sense of the people and the work. See links to 35+ individual profiles across the network.

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Graduate Students)

27 Mar 2016 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Some of the 100+ CZO graduate students are profiled here.

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Early-Career)

23 Mar 2016 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several early-career scientists that were students at one of the CZOs are profiled here.

Critical Zone Profile - PAM SULLIVAN (hydrogeochemist, Assistant Professor)

23 Mar 2016 - Assistant Professor of ecohydrology, Department of Geography, University of Kansas

Critical Zone Profile - JUSTIN RICHARDSON (Soil biogeochemist, post-doctoral researcher)

23 Mar 2016 - Critical Zone Observatory Network Post-doctoral fellow, Cornell University

Critical Zone Profile - JORDEN HAYES (geophysicist, Assistant Professor)

23 Mar 2016 - Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences, Dickinson College

Critical Zone Profile - JAIVIME EVARISTO (ecohydrologist, PhD student)

23 Mar 2016 - PhD student, Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan

On World Water Day, scientists peer into rivers to answer water availability questions

21 Mar 2016 - The following is part nine in a series on the National Science Foundation's Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) Network.

Adventures in the Critical Zone –CZO network’s new blog

09 Feb 2016 - Adventures in the Critical Zone is a new blog led by the National Office Post-Doctoral Fellow Justin Richardson to explore critical zone science.

Korean KNU CZO visit great success!

01 Feb 2016 - BcCZO‬ had a great visit from the ‪KNU‬ ‪‎CZO‬ in South Korea. A new CZO that has been funded for about 5 months...

U.S.-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability Conference Summary

01 Feb 2016 - Summary of a conference and workshop dedicated to Critical Zone Science, Sustainability, and Services in a Changing World hosted by Purdue University.

Water Resources in a Changing Climate

19 Jan 2016 - CZO community members were chosen as keynote speakers at Colorado State University's Hydrology Days 2015.

CZOs at AGU 2015

14 Jan 2016 - CZOs at AGU 2015: Award recipients and agenda

CZNews: Winter 2016

11 Jan 2016 - The CZO National Office Newsletter CZNews: Winter 2016

2015

CU Boulder’s Earth Lab hiring post-docs

08 Dec 2015 - Earth Lab seeks to hire 8 new Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Scholars and a Research Data Analytics Specialist. Research includes CZ...

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

28 Nov 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Intensively Managed Landscapes (IML) CZO are profiled here.

Critical Zone Profile - ANDREW STUMPF (Quaternary geologist, senior investigator)

28 Nov 2015 - Associate Quaternary Geologist, Illinois State Geological Survey; Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Critical Zone Profile - LAURA KEEFER (fluvial geomorphologist, senior investigator)

28 Nov 2015 - Head of Surface Water Hydrology & Hydraulics, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

15 Nov 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Luquillo CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

Critical Zone Profile - ADAM WYMORE (freshwater ecologist, post-doctoral researcher)

15 Nov 2015 - Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of New Hampshire

Critical Zone Profile - JANE WILLENBRING (geomorphologist, Assistant Professor)

15 Nov 2015 - Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania

Critical Zone Profile - WHENDEE SILVER (ecosystem ecologist, Professor)

15 Nov 2015 - Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Rudy Grah Chair of Forestry and Sustainability, University of California Berkeley

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

15 Nov 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Calhoun CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

Critical Zone Profile - KYUNGJIN (KJ) MIN (soil ecologist, PhD student)

15 Nov 2015 - PhD Student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas

Critical Zone Profile - KATHERINE O’NEILL (ecosystem ecologist, Associate Professor)

15 Nov 2015 - Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Roanoke College

Sino-USA CZO scientists meet to discuss future collaborations

09 Oct 2015 - About 60 Chinese and American critical zone scientists met in Guiyang, China for two days of discussions and presentations on the significance of...

CZNews: Fall 2015

01 Oct 2015 - The CZO National Office Newsletter CZNews: Fall 2015

Anderson Receives 2015 G. K. Gilbert Award

17 Sep 2015 - From the Eos LogoEarth & Space Science News. Robert Anderson will receive the 2015 G. K. Gilbert Award at the 2015 American Geophysical Union...

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

07 Sep 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Boulder Creek CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Southern Sierra CZO)

07 Sep 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Southern Sierra CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

Critical Zone Profile - DAVE BARNARD (tree eco-physiologist, postdoctoral fellow)

07 Sep 2015 - Boulder Creek CZO Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder

Critical Zone Profile - EVE-LYN HINCKLEY (biogeochemist, assistant professor)

07 Sep 2015 - Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder

Critical Zone Profile - GREG TUCKER (geomorphologist, professor)

07 Sep 2015 - Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) & Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder

Critical Zone Profile - MELISSA FOSTER (geologist, PhD student)

07 Sep 2015 - PhD Student, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado

Critical Zone Profile - THEODORE BARNHART (hydrologist, PhD student)

07 Sep 2015 - PhD Student, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research / Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder

Critical Zone Profile - CARLOS OROZA (systems engineer, PhD student)

07 Sep 2015 - PhD Student, Systems Engineering, University of California Berkeley

Critical Zone Profile - LINDSAY ARVIN (geomorphologist, PhD student)

07 Sep 2015 - PhD Student, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming

Critical Zone Profile - MELISSA THAW (mountain hydrologist, PhD student)

07 Sep 2015 - PhD Student, Environmental Systems, University of California Merced

Critical Zone Profile - MOHAMMAD SAFEEQ (hydrologist, assistant research scientist)

07 Sep 2015 - Assistant Research Scientist, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California, Merced.

IML-CZO Offers Short Course on Organic Matter

25 Aug 2015 - The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes instrument training short course Oct 20-21, Purdue University

Joint AGU-ESA Event Brings Together Collaborative Networks

17 Aug 2015 - Members of AGU and the Ecological Society of America came together in their first joint event to discuss opportunities for research collaboration.

CZO Ecology Session at ESA 2015 Meeting

16 Jul 2015 - A session entitled 'Ecology in the Critical Zone" will take place at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2015 Meeting held  from August...

Jon Chorover to speak at international workshop on hydro-biogeochemical processes

16 Jul 2015 - Jon Chorover of the Santa Catalina Mountains & Jemez River Basin CZO has been invited to talk at the Hydro-Biogeochemical Processes: Mechanisms,...

CZNews: Summer 2015 is here!

01 Jul 2015 - Check out the summer edition of the CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews!

Salon on Deep Critical Zone Architecture held June 14-18, 2015

26 Jun 2015 - An international group of 17 researchers met at Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, Colorado for 3.5 days of presentations and discussions on the nature of...

An International Initiative for Science in the Critical Zone

23 Jun 2015 - The results of a pre-AGU 2014 international Critical Zone workshop in San Francisco were recently published in Eos Buzz.

Video: CZ graduate students reflect on experience at University of Western Australia Summer School

13 May 2015 - Students from around the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) gathered in Perth for two weeks in Feb. 2015 for the Inaugural WUN Summer School.

Critical Zone Profile - KEITH BOUMA-GREGSON (freshwater ecologist, PhD student)

07 Apr 2015 - PhD Student, Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley.

Critical Zone Profile - STEPHANIE CARLSON (fish biologist, associate professor)

07 Apr 2015 - Associate Professor; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; University of California Berkeley

Geology paper about Boulder flood on release picked up by the press.

01 Apr 2015 - The Boulder Creek CZO and coauthors are highlighted in recent articles for their analysis of flooding and debris flows from the historic 2013...

Introducing a CZO Newsletter: CZNews

30 Mar 2015 - The CZO National Office introduces a quarterly newsletter: CZNews!

Critical Zone Profile - DANIELLA REMPE (hydrologist, geomorphologist, PhD student)

24 Mar 2015 - PhD Student, Earth and Planetary Science, University of California Berkeley

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Catalina-Jemez CZO)

19 Mar 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Catalina-Jemez CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Eel River CZO)

19 Mar 2015 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Eel River CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

Critical Zone Profile - CHRISTOPHER SHEPARD (soil researcher, PhD student)

17 Mar 2015 - PhD Student; Soil, Water, and Environmental Science; University of Arizona.

Critical Zone Profile - JENNIFER MCINTOSH (hydrobiogeochemist, associate professor)

17 Mar 2015 - Associate Professor, Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona.

Critical Zone Profile - TODD DAWSON (environmental scientist, professor)

17 Mar 2015 - Professor, Integrative Biology and Environmental Science / Policy & Management, University California Berkeley.

Critical Zone Profile - JASPER OSHUN (environmental scientist, PhD student)

17 Mar 2015 - PhD Student, Earth and Planetary Science, University of California Berkeley.

Critical Zone Profile - KYLE TROSTLE (geochemist, postdoctoral researcher)

13 Mar 2015 - Postdoctoral Researcher; Soil, Water, and Environmental Science; University of Arizona.

Critical Zone Profile - XAVIER ZAPATA-RIOS (hydrologist, PhD student)

13 Mar 2015 - PhD Student, Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona.

Critical Zone Profile - RACHEL GALLERY (microbial biologist, assistant professor)

13 Mar 2015 - Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona.

U.S. CZ science students attend Soil Science and Climate Change summer school in Australia

02 Feb 2015 - Seven students attend international summer school from January 29 to February 13, 2015

2014

Aufdenkampe honored for outstanding service to water sciences community

30 Jul 2014 - Anthony Aufdenkampe, Ph.D., was recognized for his national leadership and community building for the Critical Zone Observatory network.

2014 All Hands Meeting

24 Apr 2014 - Information for the 2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network on 21-14 September, including registration information and abstract submission.

“What’s so critical about the Critical Zone?” webinar

02 Apr 2014 - March 31, 2014. Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (NSF CZO program director) and Dr. Gordon Grant (USFS; CZO Steering Committee chairperson)

Introducing Intensively Managed Landscapes (IML) CZO

03 Mar 2014 - The IML-CZO focuses on intensely managed agricultural and urban landscapes in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota.

Introducing Calhoun CZO

03 Mar 2014 - The Calhoun CZO seeks to understand how Earth’s Critical Zones respond to and recover from severe erosion and land degradation.

Introducing Reynolds Creek CZO

03 Mar 2014 - New Reynolds Creek CZO leverages USDA ARS spatial and temporal hydroclimate data to improve prediction of soil carbon and critical zone processes

2013

CZO at AGU 2013

04 Dec 2013 - CZO PIs, staff, and students will be very active at the upcoming AGU meeting. Read on to learn about opportunities to engage this community.

BcCZO at the American Geophysical Union’s 46th annual Fall Meeting!

01 Dec 2013 - Join the BcCZO and more than 22,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders in San Francisco, California, 9-13 December,...

Post-doctoral researcher Adrian Harpold funded to accomplish cross-CZO science

11 Jan 2013 - Harpold awarded an NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship for a research and education program that spans 3 western Critical Zone Observatories

Post-doctoral researcher Diana Karwan funded to accomplish cross-CZO science

11 Jan 2013 - Karwan awarded an NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Susquehanna Shale Hills and Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatories

In Memoriam: Frederick Scatena 1954-2013

02 Jan 2013 - Frederick Scatena, PI of the Luquillo CZO, died peacefully at home on January 2, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. We mourn the loss.

2012

A critical workshop - Landmark international workshop for critical zone scientists held at UD

18 Jan 2012 - International collaboration in critical zone science took a giant step forward in November when about 80 researchers from the U.S., Europe, China...

2011

January edition of CSA News features the Critical Zone Observatories

21 Dec 2011 - The January 2012 cover story of CSA News investigates the Critical Zone Observatories.

Stroud Scientists at Work: Scientists Tour Critical Zone Observatories

15 Sep 2011 - Local bow hunters and about 80 water research scientists from Europe, North America, China, and Australia were among the few humans braving the...

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