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Earth Science Week 2017 Video Contest

15 Aug 2017 - For Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute invites you to enter the Earth Connections video contest. Submit a brief, 30-90...

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CZNews: Summer 2017

27 Jul 2017 - CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Summer 2017.

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“Voices of Fire” airing on MontanaPBS and Idaho Public Television in August 2017

19 Jul 2017 - Hugo Sindelar's documentary film about the Soda Fire, which burned the northern portion of Reynolds Creek CZO. 280,000 acres burned in just 7 days

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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.

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Contribute a classroom/field activity to NAGT’s Teach the Earth

22 May 2017 - Contribute a classroom or field activity to Teach the Earth.

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Science Expo 2017

04 May 2017 - The Science Expo took place on Earth Day, April 22, 2017 in Pocatello Idaho.  A number of hands-on exhibits showcased some of the local science...

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The frontier beneath our feet — an AGU commentary on the critical zone

21 Apr 2017 - AGU has published a collection of commentaries highlighting the important role Earth and space science research plays in society.

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2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

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

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K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

24 Mar 2017 - The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a professional scientific society, made up of soil scientists, educators, and consultants focused on...

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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.

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Voices of Fire Update

29 Sep 2016 - Good news!  Voices of Fire will be showing on IdahoPTV in the future.  An IndieGogo campaign has been launched to raise final...

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Reynolds Creek CZO PI Meeting AGENDA

14 Sep 2016 - Reynolds Creek CZO is hosting a PI meeting September 18th to the 21st is Boise, Idaho. ...

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Harmandeep Sharma recieved the 2016 New Phytologist Poster Award from ESA

22 Aug 2016 - The Physiological Ecology Section is pleased to announce the 2016 merit award winners for their presentations at the ESA meeting in Ft. Lauderdale.

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Idaho State University STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Day

19 Feb 2016 - The Idaho State University's College of Science and Engineering held the first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Day on...

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Voices of Fire - A Documentary Video

12 Feb 2016 - "Voices of Fire" follows the devastating effects of the Soda Fire on the economy, ecology, and landscape in southwestern Idaho.

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Digging Soil Pits at Reynolds Creek

09 Feb 2016 - Students dig a soil pit in Johnston Draw, Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed. They made a time-lapse video during the early part of their work.

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Reynolds Creek CZO 2015 Annual Meeting September 14th-15th

03 Sep 2015 - Participants will meeting on the Boise State University on the 14th, followed by a field trip out to Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed on the 15th

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Ecology From Treetop To Bedrock:  Human Influence In Earth’s Critical Zone

17 Jul 2015 - An Organized Session On Critical Zone Ecology At The 100th Annual Meeting Of The Ecological Society Of America August 9-14, 2015 In Baltimore, Md.

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Idaho Public Television Science Trek:  SOIL

18 Jun 2015 - Soil is the top layer of the Earth. Without soil, there would be no life on our planet. There is a lot more to the study of soil than just dirt. On...

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Understanding Vegetation-Snow Interactions and Critical Zone Sensitivity to Climate Change

01 Apr 2015 - Chris Tennant, Idaho State University, was awarded a NSF SAVI (Science Across Virtual Institutes) grant for cross-CZO research.


Discussion open on Brantley et al. paper till July 31, 2017.

27 Jun 2017 - Discussion is open on "Designing a network of critical zone observatories to explore the living skin of the terrestrial Earth" in ESurf.

STEM Day

05 May 2017 - STEM Day took place on February 23rd at Idaho State University.  Reynolds Creek provided a soil composition activity as an introduction to...

Critical Zone Profile – JEN PIERCE (geomorphologist, Associate Professor)

18 Jan 2017 - Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

Critical Zone Profile – HARMANDEEP SHARMA (ecophysiologist, PhD student)

17 Jan 2017 - Ph.D. Student; Department of Biological Sciences; Idaho State University

Critical Zone Profile – MARK SEYFRIED (soil scientist, USDA)

17 Jan 2017 - Soil Scientist, USDA ARS, Pacific West Area, Boise, Idaho

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Events

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AGU Fall Meeting 2017

American Geophysical Union


New Orleans, Louisiana .


Eel River CZO PI Meeting

Eel River CZO PI Meeting


UC Berkeley, California.

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Publications

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Geochemical evolution of the Critical Zone across variable time scales informs concentration-discharge relationships: Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory. McIntosh J.C., Schaumberg C., Perdrial J., Harpold A., Vázquez-Ortega A., Rasmussen C., Vinson D., Zapata-Rios X., Brooks P.D., Meixner T., Pelletier J., Derry L., Chorover J. (2017): Water Resources Research 53(5): 4169–4196 Cross-CZO National

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Hydrological partitioning in the critical zone: Recent advances and opportunities for developing transferable understanding of water cycle dynamics. Brooks P.D., Chorover J., Fan Y., Godsey S.E., Maxwell R.M., McNamara J.P., and Tague C. (2015): Water Resources Research 51 (9): 6973-6987 Cross-CZO

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Chapter 2 – The Role of Critical Zone Observatories in Critical Zone Science. White T., Brantley S., Banwart S., Chorover J., Dietrich W., Derry L., Lohse K., Anderson S., Aufdendkampe A., Bales R., Kumar P., Richter D., McDowell B. (2015): Developments in Earth Surface Processes 19: 15–78 Cross-CZO National

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A field comparison of multiple techniques to quantify groundwater–surface-water interactions. González-Pinzón, R., Ward, A., Hatch, C., Wlostowski, A., Singha, K., Gooseff, M., Haggerty, R., Harvey, J., Cirpka, O., and Brock, J. (2015): Freshwater Science, 34(1) Cross-CZO

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Analytical model for flow duration curves in seasonally dry climates. Müller, M.F., Dralle, D.N., and Thompson, S.E. (2014): Water Resources Research 50(7): 5510-5531. Cross-CZO


Nitrogenase Activity by Biological Soil Crusts in Cold Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems. Schwabedissen, S.G., Lohse, K.A., Reed, S.C., Aho, K.A., T.S. Magnuson (2017): Biogeochemistry

On the rocks: quantifying storage of inorganic soil carbon on gravels and determining pedon-scale variability. Stanbery, C.J., Pierce, J.L., Benner, S.G., and K. Lohse (2017): Catena

Variation in Biological Soil Crust Bacterial Abundance and Diversity as a Function of Climate in Cold Steppe Ecosystems in the Intermountain West, USA. Blay, E.S., Schwabedissen, S.G., Magnuson, T.S., Aho, K., Sheridan, P.P., and K.A. Lohse (2017): Microbial Ecology

Regional sensitivities of seasonal snowpack to elevation, aspect, and vegetation cover in western North America. Tennant, C.J., Harpold, A.A., Lohse, K.A., Godsey, S.E., Crosby, B.T., Larsen, L.G., Brooks, P.D., and R.W. Van Kirk (2017): Water Resources Research Cross-CZO National

Hierarchy and Heterarchy: Defining system organizations to social-ecological research. Larson, D.M., Lybecker, D.I., Baxter, C.V., McBeth, M.K., and K.A. Lohse (2017): Bioscience

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