INFRASTRUCTURE News

2019

CZ colleagues: Please contact us about proposals for NSF’s CZ Collaborative Network, due 02 Dec 2019

08 Jul 2019 - CZO will end Nov 2020, succeeded by the “CZ Collaborative Network”. Let’s explore how the CZ community can build upon the CZOs via new NSF proposals.

2017

Ravaged El Yunque viewed as storm-recovery lab

17 Nov 2017 - Over the millennia, the tropical woodland known today as El Yunque National Forest has been pummeled by rains and rocked by hurricanes. But the...

Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

Hurricane Maria damages Luquillo CZO

24 Oct 2017 - (Updated) Hurricane Maria has caused damage to both the landscape and the infrastructure at Luquillo CZO, Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria decimated the nation’s only tropical rain forest outside Hawaii

05 Oct 2017 - Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. The Category 4 storm destroyed thousands of homes, businesses, bridges, communication towers, the entire...

Researchers Set a Rainforest to Bake

05 Oct 2017 - The world’s rainforests absorb 30 percent of human-produced carbon dioxide. Plants take up the CO2 through photosynthesis and release it...

2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

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

2016

Global warming experiment turns up the heat in Puerto Rican forest

27 Oct 2016 - A pioneering research project is aiming to determine how forests in the Amazon, the Congo and elsewhere in the tropics will reacting to rising tempera

2015

Climate change research heats up tropical rain forest

08 Dec 2015 - El Yunque in Puerto Rico may provide answers in the battle against climate change

EOS: Taking the Pulse of the Earth’s Surface Systems

04 Dec 2015 - Taking the Pulse of the Earth's Surface Systems In September of 2014, Laurel Larsen (UC Berkley), Elizabeth Hajek (Penn State), and others...

Video: CZ graduate students reflect on experience at University of Western Australia Summer School

13 May 2015 - Students from around the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) gathered in Perth for two weeks in Feb. 2015 for the Inaugural WUN Summer School.

2014

Using a CZO network to explore the architecture, dynamics and evolution of the Critical Zone

03 Nov 2014 - The US CZO National Office has organized a webinar on December 8, 2014 at 11AM - 12:30 PM ET.

Luquillo CZO posters from 2014 all hands meeting available on figshare

09 Oct 2014 - Three Luquillo CZO posters presented at the Southern Seirra CZO all hands meeting are now available on figshare.   Gadgets and Experimental...

Stream Monitoring During 2014 Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico

11 Sep 2014 - Below are presented some graphs and links to data of stream water monitoring during fthe 2014 hurricane season in Puerto Rico.

Tropical Storm Bertha Closes El Yunque National Forest

01 Aug 2014 - 8-1-14 Puerto Rico is currently in a tropical storm warning due to the pending approach of Tropical Storm Bertha which is expected to pass near...

Will Climate Change Hurt Tropical Rainforests? Scientists Study the Effects of Warming on PR

30 Jun 2014 - Did you know that there is a tropical rainforest in the United States?  It’s in Puerto Rico—the El Yunque National Forest—and...

Scientists at Penn Characterize ‘Hot Spots and Hot Moments’ in America’s Tropics

08 May 2014 - he Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico are prone to extremes. Nearly all the rain for the year pours down in two drenching months. Lush, rolling...

IITF 75th Anniversary Symposium

29 Apr 2014 - This year is the 75th anniversary of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. Created in 1939, in cooperation with the University of Puerto...

New Safety Guidelines Issued for Working in the LCZO

10 Apr 2014 - New Safety Guidelines have been issued for working in the LCZO. Please consider them when planning your fieldwork. They can be found here: ...

New Guidance for Permitting Issued by USDA Forest Service for Research in El Yunque National Forest

01 Apr 2014 - Most activities within El Yunque National Forest, outside of hiking and taking photos, will require a permit. New guidelines have been issued by the...

2014 CZOData Cyber-Seminar Spring Series

06 Mar 2014 - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.

UNESCO IHP has issued a Monograph on the Science and Practice of Integrated River Basin Management

17 Jan 2014 - The report is the product  of the North American - UNESCO HELP workshop held at Portland State University,  Portland, Oregon, May 10 -12,...

2013

New Ceilometer installed at the Sabana field station

15 Feb 2013 -  A new ceilometer, used to measure cloud base altitude, has been installed in at the USFS Sabana field research station. This instrument when...

2012

New FDOM (proxy for dissolved organic carbon) and turbidity sensor has been installed on the Icacos

10 Oct 2012 - New FDOM fluorescent dissolved organic matter (proxy for dissolved organic carbon) and Turbidity sensor has been installed on the Icacos. Check...

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