News

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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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CZOs at AGU 2016

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

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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.

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Shale Hills and Garner Run specimens collected for cross-CZO microbial investigations

13 Jul 2016 - Over the next year (April 2016 – March 2017), the cross-CZO microbial ecology working group plans to collect soil samples during peak regional...

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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.


TeenShale participants present at the 2017 NE/NC GSA Joint Section Meeting in Pittsburgh

21 Mar 2017 - Twelve of the fifteen TeenShale high school students from State High traveled to Pittsburgh, PA and presented results from the ongoing multi-year...

Eissenstat elected fellow of Ecological Society of America

14 Feb 2017 - David Eissenstat, professor of woody plant physiology in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn...

TeenShale Network participants take to the stream

09 Nov 2016 - The 2016-2017 TeenShale cohort begins fifth year of water quality monitoring along Black Moshannon Creek, from Black Moshannon State Park to the...

Critical Zone Profile – YUNING SHI (meteorologist, research associate)

26 Sep 2016 - Research Associate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile – TESS RUSSO (hydrologist, assistant professor)

26 Sep 2016 - Assistant Professor; Department of Geosciences; The Pennsylvania State University

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Events

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2017 Arlington Meeting for Critical Zone Science

"Critical Zone Science: Current Advances and Future Opportunities”. Arlington, VA (near NSF).
DEADLINE: 01 APRIL 2017 for registration & optional abstract.


Hilton Hotel, Arlington, Virginia.


CZO Webinar: Policy Relevance of Critical Zone Science

Policy Relevance of Critical Zone Science webinar presented by Steve Banwart


Online.

SSHCZO All-Hands


117 EES Building.

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Publications

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Enhancing Interoperability and Capabilities of Earth Science Data using the Observations Data Model 2 (ODM2). Hsu, Leslie, Emilio Mayorga, Jeffery S. Horsburgh, Megan R. Carter, Kerstin A. Lehnert and Susan L. Brantley (2017): Data Science Journal, 16: 4, pp. 1–16 Cross-CZO National

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Expanding the role of reactive transport models in critical zone processes. Li Li, Kate Maher, Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, JennyDruhan, Christof Meile, Corey Lawrence, Joel Moore, Julia Perdrial, Pamela Sullivan, Aaron Thompson, Lixin Jin, EdwardW. Bolton, Susan L. Brantley, William E. Dietrich, K. Ulrich Mayer, Carl I. Steefel, Albert Valocchi, John Zachara, Benjamin Kocar, Jennifer Mcintosh, Benjamin M. Tutolo, Mukesh Kumar, Eric Sonnenthal, Chen Bao, Joe Beisman (2017): Earth-Science Reviews, 165:280-301 Cross-CZO

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Variability in aboveground carbon dynamics driven by slope aspect and curvature in an eastern deciduous forest, USA. Smith, L., Eissenstat, D., and Kaye, M. (2017): Canadian Journal of Forest Research, vol. 47: 149–158

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Controls on deep critical zone architecture: a historical review and four testable hypotheses. Riebe, C. S., Hahm, W. J., Brantley, S. L. (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42 (1): 128–156 Cross-CZO National

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Variation of organic matter quantity and quality in streams at Critical Zone Observatory watersheds. Miller, Matthew P., Boyer, Elizabeth W., McKnight, Diane M., Brown, Michael G., Gabor, Rachel S., Hunsaker, Carolyn T., Iavorivska, Lidiia, Inamdar, Shreeram, Johnson, Dale W., Kaplan, Louis A., Lin, Henry, McDowell, William H., Perdrial, Julia N. (2016): Water Resources Research, 52 (10): 8202–8216 Cross-CZO

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Designing a suite of measurements to understand the critical zone. Brantley, S. L., DiBiase, R. A., Russo, T. A., Shi, Y., Lin, H., Davis, K. J., Kaye, M., Hill, L., Kaye, J., Eissenstat, D. M., Hoagland, B., Dere, A. L., Neal, A. L., Brubaker, K. M., and Arthur, D. K (2016): Earth Surface Dynamics 4: 211-235

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Fully-Coupled Hydrologic Processes for Modeling Landscape Evolution. Zhang, Y., R. Slingerland, and C. Duffy (2016): Environmental Modelling & Software, 82:89-107

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Mineralogical Transformations and Soil Development in Shale across a Latitudinal Climosequence. Dere Ashlee L., Timothy S. White, Richard April, and Susan L. Brantley (2016): Soil Science Society of America, 80:623–636

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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


Reviews and syntheses: On the roles trees play in building and plumbing the Critical Zone. Brantley, Susan L., David M. Eissenstat, Jill A. Marshall, Sarah E. Godsey, Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Diana L. Karwan, Shirley A. Papuga, Joshua Roering, Todd E. Dawson, Jaivime Evaristo, Oliver Chadwick, Jeffrey J. McDonnell, Kathleen C. Weathers (2017): Biogeosciences Discussions Cross-CZO National

Cosmogenic 10Be indicates that periglacial boulder fields are ancient, multigenerational features. Denn, Alison R., Bierman, Paul R., Kirby, Eric, Zimmerman, Susan R. H., and Caffee, Marc W. (2017): GSA Today (submitted)

Controls on solute concentration-discharge relationships revealed by simultaneous hydrochemistry observations of hillslope runoff and stream flow: The importance of critical zone structure. Kim, H., W. E. Dietrich, B. M. Thurnhoffer, J. K. B. Bishop, and I. Y. Fung (2017): Water Resour. Res., 53 Cross-CZO

Combined soil-terrain stratification for characterizing catchment-scale soil moisture variation. Baldwin, C., Naithani, K.J., and Lin, H. (2017): Geoderma 285:260–269

Weathering of rock to regolith: The activity of deep roots in bedrock fractures. Hasenmueller, E., Gu, X., Weitzman, J., Adams, T., Stinchcomb, G., Eissenstat, D., Drohan, P., Brantley, S., and Kaye, J. (2017): Geoderma 300:11-31

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