2013 News

December  2013

Research Assistantships available to work with SSCZO

11 Dec 2013 - Up to four research assistantships are available for Fall 2014 for work SSCZO. Apply by January 15, or December 15 for early consideration!

AGU all week! Southern Sierra CZO presentations

09 Dec 2013 - The AGU conference in San Francisco runs all this week! Check out more than a dozen presentations, posters and events from the Southern Sierra...

November  2013

Career Opportunities: NSF Program Director, Hydrologic Sciences, Rotator; two (2)  Openings

12 Nov 2013 - The Division of Earth Sciences has two vacant rotator positions in the Hydrologic Sciences program of the Surface Earth Processes (SEP)...

Potential for Rim fire ash runoff raises water quality concerns for Stanislaus County

09 Nov 2013 - Ash and sediment from last summer's Rim fire threaten water runoff in valley. M. Conklin says it's part of a larger problem for water supplies.

September  2013

Data from a few Sierra Nevada white firs give clues to fate of species

13 Sep 2013 - A feature on the Critical Zone Tree-1, exploring climate change implications for white fir species

August  2013

Smart sensors can measure pretty much anything

12 Aug 2013 - Network of iPhone-size devices keeps tabs on state water supply

2013 August Public Field Trip featured in local newspaper

09 Aug 2013 - Mountain Press covers the 2013 August Public Field trip to the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory site.

July  2013

Sustaining Earth’s Critical Zone - Report from 2011 International CZ Meeting

29 Jul 2013 - International CZ science community outlines interdisciplinary research needed to address land use changes, climate change, and biodiversity decline

Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets Rock

11 Jul 2013 - The National Science Foundation's Cheryl Dybas recently finalized a new report entitled "Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets...

June  2013

InTeGrating CZO Science

06 Jun 2013 - During the week of May 19, five faculty members interested in Critical Zone science traveled to Northfield, MN to participate in an InTeGrate...

May  2013

Opportunity: Vacancy-NSF Section Head, Surface Earth Processes (EAR)

16 May 2013 - Job Title:  Section Head, Surface Earth Processes Section Agency:  National Science Foundation Job Announcement Number: ...

April  2013

Sabbatical Opportunity at WyCEHG

17 Apr 2013 - Distinguished Sabbatical Visitor Fellowship The Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG) invites applications for the...

Cyberseminar-Nutrient Deserts of the Sierra Nevada and Their Effects on Life, Soil & Topography

05 Apr 2013 - CZO Cyberseminar was hosted by Dr. Cliff Riebe and students, University of Wyoming on April 18th

AGU Chapman Conference on Soil-mediated Drivers of Coupled Biogeochemical and Hydrological Processes

04 Apr 2013 - Biosphere II, Tucson AZ. 21-24 Oct. 2013.

March  2013

High school students visit Providence site for research project

19 Mar 2013 - High school students from the Fresno area conduct research at the Providence site on snowpack depth and density - and how those vary around trees.

Watershed-scale Experimental Design (KREW webinar)

19 Mar 2013 - Research Ecologist Carolyn Hunsaker presented a USFS Landscape Science webinar on the Kings River Experimental Watershed on March 19th. This hourly...

Our View: Some topics to think about today [Thoughts on the local economy]

04 Mar 2013 - We typically use this space for a thumbs up- thumbs down approach and then once a month to offer some numbers of interest. Today's theme is...

Third snow survey shows continuing dry conditions

01 Mar 2013 - SACRAMENTO -- Snow surveyors today confirmed that water content in the mountain snowpack is well below normal for the date. {embed1} The...

February  2013

Research Week Highlights Cutting-Edge Work

27 Feb 2013 - Annual display of varied research includes scientific discussions with students and faculty, a symposium by the Sierra Nevada Research Institute and a

Goldschmidt 2013, Session 16B: Probing the Critical Zone

25 Feb 2013 - Submit an abstract by 12 April for Session 16B: Probing the Critical Zone, to be held at Goldschmidt 2013 in Florence, Italy 25-30 August 2013.

UC Merced is bustling with students and wildlife

21 Feb 2013 - The new Vernal Pool Reserve is featured by ABC local affiliate KSFN. MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- UC Merced is bustling with nearly 6,000 students,...

Modesto, Turlock irrigation districts aren’t studying climate change

19 Feb 2013 - Those in charge of the Tuolumne River, the lifeblood of much of Stanislaus County, feel like they're under siege. The Modesto and Turlock...

Post-Doctoral Position in Mountain Hydrology and Water Chemistry

19 Feb 2013 - The University of California at Santa Barbara and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service are recruiting for a post- doctoral research position in hydrology...

Water jobs of the future

16 Feb 2013 - Two of the most common themes on our Opinions pages are jobs and water. Today, we put them together, taking note of a study, released last week,...

UC Merced has enrollment increase; parking concerns

16 Feb 2013 - ABC local affiliate KSFN feature on space constraints due to rising enrollment. MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Students at UC Merced are raising...

UC Merced professor urges more meteor awareness

15 Feb 2013 - MERCED -- It is possible to track and know when a meteor is coming toward Earth, said a retired astronomy professor who teaches general education...

Big Data & Mountain Water Supplies

14 Feb 2013 - Roger Bales presents at the Streams, Gardens, and Clouds: Visualizing Dynamic Data for Engagement, Education & the Environment conference

January  2013

Erin Stacy joins the SSCZO and SNRI teams as Education, Outreach, and Communications Coordinator

18 Jan 2013 - Erin Stacy joins the Southern Sierra CZO (SSCZO) and Sierra Nevada Research Institute as a research associate for Education, Outreach and...

NSF Discovery articles focus on the CZOs.

14 Jan 2013 - The Discoveries section of the National Science Foundation's website is publishing a six-part series about the Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs).

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

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.

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