OPPORTUNITIES

The Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory has numerous data sets and a transect of field sites available for outside researchers to collaborate. 

We are always seeking students interested in Critical Zone science to join our team. Check out our infrastructure and research pages for additional details.

New empirical techniques in the field or laboratory are welcome, as well as theoretical models for the data.

Read our guidelines for collaborative research, Precepts for Collaboration

New techniques of quantification are explored regularly in the catchment.  Here, Beth Herndon, uses colorimetric assays to detect temporal and spatial differences in enzyme activities in the soil, particularly around roots.

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Individual CZO observatories may have additional postings.
Use the above "move laterally" menu.


Our partner CZEN may have additional postings.
Visit CZEN Jobs & Opportunities

Seed Grant Proposals

The Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (SSHO) is pleased to be able to offer 1 year grants to facilitate scientific investigations within the SSHO.  This program is designed to foster participation from researchers and educators who are not presently funded within the CZO – and especially from outside Penn State -- to accomplish work that complements ongoing research. We are especially interested in proposals that facilitate cross-site investigations between SSHO and other CZO programs.




Associated Files

2015 CZO II RFP
(19 KB pdf)


Contact Us

  • Susan Brantley

    Lead-PI, PI Committee Chair

    Lead-PI of Shale Hills

    Penn State
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  • Jennifer Williams

    Program and Data Coordinator


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  • Brandon Forsythe

    Field Coordinator

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