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Near Surface Geophysics for Hydrology Workshop

11 May 2018 (National) - Near Surface Geophysics for Hydrology Workshop with WyCEHG and CUAHSI.


NSF News Release: Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests

11 May 2018 (Sierra) - Too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests stress water supplies, scientists say


NSF Discovery articles focus on the CZOs.

10 May 2018 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - The Discoveries section of the National Science Foundation's website on Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs).


CZNews: Spring 2018

27 Apr 2018 (National) - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Spring 2018


CZ-TOP Project in France seeks Postdoctoral and Ph.D. Candidates

17 Apr 2018 (National) - CZ-TOP project seeks two postdoctoral and one Ph.D. candidate for positions at IPGP in France.


NSF Discovery: On World Water Day, scientists study spawning salmon through a riverbed lens

22 Mar 2018 (Sierra) - NSF Southern Sierra CZO researchers peer into North America’s West Coast salmon rivers


Graduate Research Assistantships, University of California Merced

06 Mar 2018 (Sierra) - The Mountain Hydrology Research Group at University of California Merced seeks applications for 2-3 highly qualified applicants who are committed to...


Professor Todd Dawson is honored as a 2018 ESA Fellow

02 Mar 2018 (Eel) - Professor Todd Dawson in the Department of Integrative Biology/Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of...


Recent paper by Rempe and Dietrich on rock moisture featured by NSF and others

02 Mar 2018 (Eel) - A recent paper on rock moisture by Danielle Rempe and Bill Dietrich of the Eel River CZO is been featured on NSF News site, SF Chronicle, others

Researcher Spotlight: Ryan Bart

14 May 2018 (Sierra) - Meet the ecohydrologist in the Sierra! Ryan Bart studies the interactions between water and ecosystems within the Sierra Nevada!

Dr. Ying Fan Reinfelder visits for the 2018 All-Hands Meeting at Penn State

10 May 2018 (Shale Hills) - Over the course of two days each May, the SSHCZO comes together for the annual All-Hands science meeting at Penn State.  This year, Dr. Ying...

Four geoscience majors present senior thesis projects on CZO topics

25 Apr 2018 (Shale Hills) - From agricultural practices to geophysical characterizations, four seniors in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State have completed their...

Water Resources Extension Educators tour the CZO

19 Apr 2018 (Shale Hills) - Water Resources Extension Educators visited Penn State for three days for the Penn State Extension Annual Conference.  During their visit to...

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2018 Clay Minerals Society Annual Meeting

The 55th Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society: New Visions in Clay Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

(National, IML)

2018 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium

2018 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium

Shepherdstown, WV.


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Widespread anatoxin-a detection in benthic cyanobacterial mats throughout a river network. Bouma-Gregson, K., Kudela, R.M., Power, M.E. (2018): PLoS One (Eel)


Humidity determines snowpack ablation under a warming climate. Harpold A.A. and Brooks P.D. (2018): PNAS 115(6): 1215-1220 (Boulder, Catalina-Jemez) Cross-CZO


Beyond clay: towards an improved set of variables for predicting soil organic matter content. Rasmussen C., Heckman K., Wieder W.R., Keiluweit M., Lawrence C.R., Berhe A.A., Blankinship J.C., Crow S.E., Druhan J.L., Hicks Pries C.E., Marin-Spiotta E., Plante A.F., Schädel C., Schimel J.P., Sierra C.A., Thompson A., Wagai R. (2018): Biogeochemistry (online) (Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, Luquillo, Sierra) Cross-CZO


Concentration-Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone: Implications for Resolving Critical Zone Structure, Function and Evolution. Chorover, J., Derry, L. A., McDowell, W. H. (2017): Water Resources Research 53(11): 8654–8659 (National, Catalina-Jemez, Luquillo, Shale Hills) Cross-CZO National


Growing new generations of critical zone scientists. Wymore Adam S., Nicole R. West, Kate Maher, Pamela L. Sullivan, Adrian Harpold, Diana Karwan, Jill A. Marshall, Julia Perdrial, Daniella M. Rempe and Lin Ma (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42 (14): 2498-2502 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) Cross-CZO National

Climate preconditions the Critical Zone: Elucidating the role of subsurface fractures in the evolution of asymmetric topography. West, N., Kirby, E., Nyblade, A., and Brantley, S.L. (2018): Earth and Planetary Science Letters (submitted) (Shale Hills)

Using a spatially-distributed hydrologic biogeochemistry model with a nitrogen transport module to study the spatial variation of carbon processes in a Critical Zone Observatory. Shi, Y., Eissenstat, D.M., He, Y., and Davis, K.J. (2018): Ecological Modelling, 380:8-21 (Shale Hills)

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., Swetnam, T., Lohse, K., Rasmussen, Litvak, M., Harpold, A., Zapata-Rios, X., Broxton, P., Mitra, B., Meixner, T., Condon, K., Huckle, D., Stielstra, C., Vazquez-Ortega, A., Lybrand, R., Holleran, M., Orem, C., Pelletier, J., and J. Chorover (2018): Biochemistry (National, Reynolds) Cross-CZO National


Implementing dynamic root optimization in Noah‐MP for simulating phreatophytic root water uptake. Wang P., Niu G.‐Y., Fang Y.‐H., Wu R.‐J., Yu J.‐J., Yuan G.‐F., Pozdniakov S.P., and Scott R.L. (2018): Water Resources Research 54(3): 1560–1575 (Catalina-Jemez)

(Data Paper) 31 Years of Spatially Distributed Air Temperature, Humidity, Precipitation Amount and Precipitation Phase From Reynolds Critical one Observatory. Kormos, P., Marks, D., Seyfried, M., Havens, S., Hendrick, A., Lohse, K., Maserik, M., and A. Flores (2018): ESSD (Eel, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills) Cross-CZO

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