News

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Assistant Teaching Professor of Soil Science - The Pennsylvania State University

17 Apr 2019 - The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of...

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NSF solicitation: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2)

20 Nov 2018 - NSF Crosscutting CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2) Solicitation 19-528 DUE DATES Letter of Intent Deadline...

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CZOs at AGU 2018

19 Nov 2018 - The 2018 AGU Fall Meeting will be held December 10-14 in Washington, D.C.

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NSF Discovery articles focus on the CZOs.

10 May 2018 - The Discoveries section of the National Science Foundation's website on Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs).


Geophysics of the critical zone - geoscience majors focus thesis projects this year

24 Apr 2019 - From characterising flow pathways in outcrops and the shallow subsurface to examining weathering processes and soil formation, three geoscience...

GEOPATHS:  A Near Surface Geophysics Field Experience

29 Jan 2019 - Are you interested in a career with a social impact?  Do you have an interest in Earth & Environmental Sciences?  Apply for...

TeenShale dives into stream test kits by HACH for water quality analyses

24 Jan 2019 - Without a winter warmup, students forgo the field for the classroom to discover what is in the HACH box.  The 2018-2019 TeenShale cohort...

Researchers perform geophysical logging at Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

14 Jan 2019 - Penn State researchers in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) spent the weekend of Jan. 12-13 performing geophysical logging at the...

2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting - What Science Stands For

14 Nov 2018 - The Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union is a worldwide conference for geophysical sciences, which brings together space scietists,...

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Events

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2019 AGU Fall Meeting

2019 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting


San Francisco, California.


All-Hands Meeting


117 EES Building and the CZO field sites.

Rondy Malik, PhD Candidate Ecology, dissertation defense

Rooting for you: incorporating microbes, invertebrates and plant-root associations into food-web processes


118 ASI Building.

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Publications

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Mercury sourcing and sequestration in weathering profiles at six Critical Zone Observatories. Richardson, Justin B., Arnulfo A. Aguirre, Heather L. Buss, A. Toby O'Geen, Xin Gu, Daniella M. Rempe, and Daniel deB. Richter (2018): Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32(10):1542-1555 Cross-CZO National

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Ideas and perspectives: Strengthening the biogeosciences in environmental research networks. Richter, D.D., S.A. Billings, P.M. Groffman, E.F. Kelly, K.A. Lohse, W.H. McDowell, T.S. White, S. Anderson, D.D. Baldocchi, S. Banwart, S. Brantley, J.J. Braun, Z.S. Brecheisen, C.W. Cook, H.E. Hartnett, S.E. Hobbie, J. Gaillardet, E. Jobbagy, H.F. Jungkunst, C.E. Kazanski, J. Krishnaswamy, D. Markewitz, K. O’Neill, C.S. Riebe, P. Schroeder, C. Siebe, W.L. Silver, A. Thompson, A. Verhoef, G. Zhang (2018): Biogeosciences 15: 4815-4832 Cross-CZO National

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Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Shale Hills in the Context of Shaver's Creek Watershed. Brantley Susan, White Timothy, West Nicole, Williams Jennifer, Forsythe Brandon, Shapich Dan, Kaye Jason, Lin Hangsheng (Henry), Shi Yuning, Kaye Margot, Herndon Elizabeth, Davis Kenneth, He Yuting, Eissenstat David, Weitzman Julie, DiBiase Roman, Li Li, Reed Warren, Brubaker Kristen, Gu Xin (2018): Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180092

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The Effect of Lithology and Agriculture at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Li Li, DiBiase Roman A., Del Vecchio Joanmarie, Marcon Virginia, Hoagland Beth, Xiao Dacheng, Wayman Callum, Tang Qicheng, He Yuting, Silverhart Perri, Szink Ismaiel, Forsythe Brandon, Williams Jennifer Z., Shapich Dan, Mount Gregory J., Kaye Jason, Guo Li, Lin Henry, Eissenstat David, Dere Ashlee, Brubaker Kristen, Kaye Margot, Davis Kenneth J., Russo Tess A., Brantley Susan L. (2018): Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180063

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A net ecosystem carbon budget for snow dominated forested headwater catchments: linking water and carbon fluxes to critical zone carbon storage. Perdrial J., Brooks P.D., Swetnam T., Lohse K.A., Rasmussen C., Litvak M., Harpold A.A., Zapata-Rios X., Broxton P., Mitra B., Meixner M., Condon K., Huckle D., Stielstra C., Vázquez-Ortega A., Lybrand R., Holleran M., Orem C., Pelletier J., Chorover J. (2018): Biogeochemistry 138{3): 225–243 Cross-CZO


Developing boron isotopes to elucidate shale weathering in the critical zone. Noireaux, Johanna, Pamela Sullivan*, Jérôme Gaillardet, Pascale Louvat, Grit Steinhoefel, Susan L. Brantley (2019): Chemical Geology, submitted

Lithology differentially shifts root distribution of co-occurring tree species. Szink, Ismaiel, Hasenmueller, Elizabeth A., Orr, Alexandra S., Adams, Thomas S., Long, Robert S., Eissenstat, David M. (2019): Ecology (submitted)

Hillslope hydrology in global change research and Earth system modeling. Fan, Y., Clark, M., Lawrence, D. M., Swenson, S., Band, L. E., Brantley, S. L., P. D. Brooks, W. E. Dietrich, A. Flores, G. Grant, J. W. Kirchner, D. S. Mackay, J. J. McDonnell, P. C. D. Milly, P. L. Sullivan, C. Tague, H. Ajami, N. Chaney, A. Hartmann, P. Hazenberg, J. McNamara, J. Pelletier, J. Perket, E. Rouholahnejad‐Freund, T. Wagener, X. Zeng, E. Beighley, J. Buzan, M. Huang, B. Livneh, B. P. Mohanty, B. Nijssen, M. Safeeq, C. Shen, W. van Verseveld, J. Volk, D. Yamazaki (2019): Water Resources Research, vol 55 Cross-CZO

No “Gadgil effect”: Temperate tree roots and soil lithology are effective predictors of wood decomposition. Malik, Rondy J. (2019): Forest Pathology

Chemical reactions, porosity, and microfracturing in shale during weathering: the effect of erosion rate . Gu, X., D.M. Rempe, W.E. Dietrich, A.J. West, T.-C. Lin, L. Jin, S.L. Brantley (2019): Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta (submitted) Cross-CZO

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