“What’s so critical about the Critical Zone?” webinar

02 Apr 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - March 31, 2014. Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (NSF CZO program director) and Dr. Gordon Grant (USFS; CZO Steering Committee chairperson)


2014 CZOData Cyber-Seminar Series

06 Mar 2014 (National, Boulder, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Luquillo, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.


Introducing Eel River CZO

03 Mar 2014 (National, Eel) - UC Berkeley scientists will receive $4,900,000 over the next five years to study the Eel River watershed in Northern California...


Introducing Intensively Managed Landscapes (IML) CZO

03 Mar 2014 (National, IML) - The IML-CZO focuses on intensely managed agricultural and urban landscapes in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota.


Introducing Calhoun CZO

03 Mar 2014 (National, Calhoun) - The Calhoun CZO seeks to understand how Earth’s Critical Zones respond to and recover from severe erosion and land degradation.


Introducing Reynolds Creek CZO

03 Mar 2014 (National, Reynolds) - New Reynolds Creek CZO leverages USDA ARS spatial and temporal hydroclimate data to improve prediction of soil carbon and critical zone processes


UW Study: Bedrock Influences Forests More Than Previously Believed

10 Feb 2014 (Sierra) - Bedrock influences forests and landscape evolution much more than was previously thought, according to a study by University of Wyoming scientists.


New CZOs formally unveiled

17 Jan 2014 (National) - The National Science Foundation formally announced the funding of four new Critical Zone Observatories to be added to expand the network to a total...


Congralutations Bob Anderson!  He is the recipient of the 2014 Hazel Barnes Prize!

18 Apr 2014 (Boulder) - Professor Robert S. Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder’s geological sciences department and Institute of Arctic and Alpine...

2014 Water Day was a success!

17 Apr 2014 (Eel) - The Eel River Recovery Project's annual Water Day was a success on Sunday, April 13th, 2014.

Call for Papers: Hydrochemistry and Biogeochemistry of Tropical Mountainous Rivers and Estuaries

16 Apr 2014 (Luquillo) - Fluxes of organic and inorganic matter between land and the coastal ocean are important components of global biogeochemical cycles, including the...

New Safety Guidelines Issued for Working in the LCZO

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

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Farm Bureau Tour

Angelo Coast Range Reserve.



Environmental History Forum

Giesen and Richter at University of South Carolina Environmental History Forum

University of South Carolina.


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What makes Darwinian hydrology "Darwinian"? Asking a different kind of question about landscapes. C. Harman C. and Troch P.A. (2014): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 417-433 (Catalina-Jemez, Christina) Cross-CZO


Bedrock composition regulates mountain ecosystems and landscape evolution. Hahm, W.J., Riebe, C.S., Lukens, C.E., and Araki, S. (2014): PNAS, early edition (Sierra)


Spatial patterns of vegetation, soils and microtopography from terrestrial laser scanning on two semi-arid hillslopes of contrasting lithology. Harman C.J., Lohse K.A., Troch P.A., Sivapalan M. (2014): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119(2): 163-180 (Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Reynolds) Cross-CZO


A Three-dimensional View of Nutrient Hotspots in a Sierra Nevada Forest Soil. Johnson, D.W., C. Woodward, M.W. Meadows. (2014): Soil Science Society of America Journal, In press (Sierra)


Snowmelt timing alters shallow but not deep soil moisture in the Sierra Nevada . Blankinship, J.C., Meadows, M.W., Lucas, R.G., and Hart, S.C. (2014): Water Resources Research. (Sierra)

Breaking the enzymatic latch: Impacts of reducing conditions on hydrolytic enzyme activity in tropical forest soils. Hall S.J., Treffkorn J., Silver W.L. (2014): Ecology (Luquillo)

A stability analysis of semi-cohesive streambanks with CONCEPTS: Couple field and laboratory investigations to quantify the onset of fluvial erosion and mass failure. Sutarto, T.E., Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., and Langendoen, E. (2014): Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE (IML)

Quantifying fluvial and mass erosion of cohesive stream banks using Photo Electronic Erosion Pins and a mobile in-situ flume: An improved methodology. Papanicolaou, A.N., Wilson, C.G., Sutarto, T.E., and Bertrand, F. (2014): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (IML)


Power law scaling of topographic depressions and their hydrologic connectivity. Phong, V. V. Le and Praveen Kumar, P. (2014): Geophysical Research Letters (IML)


Emergent and divergent resilience behavior in catastrophic shift systems. Srinivasan, V. and Kumar, P. (2014): Ecological Modelling (IML)

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