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PhD or MS studying nitrogen cycling at Penn State University

11 Nov 2019 - PhD or MS opportunities to study nitrogen cycling in forest and/or agricultural soils at Penn State University.

CZOs at AGU 2019

11 Nov 2019 - A list of CZ-related sessions, abstracts and events at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting.

Faculty Position in Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry at Boise State University

01 Oct 2019 - Boise State University, a public doctoral-granting research university, welcomes applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of...

Sept 30, 2019 webinar for Critical Zone Research Coordination Network and upcoming conference

24 Sep 2019 - Webinar for the NSF RCN “Building capacity to deepen the critical zone: expanding boundaries and exploring gradients through data-model synergy.”

2019 AGU International Critical Zone Network-of-Networks Early Career Workshop

17 Sep 2019 - The first webinar related to this workshop will be held Sept. 27th.

Critical-Zone Collaborative Network NSF Program Solicitation

31 May 2019 - NSF seeks proposals to establish an adaptive and responsive research network that supports investigations of the Earth’s Critical Zone.

PhD opportunity at Institute of Environmental Geosciences, France

14 May 2019 - Ph.D. opportunity in a coupled study of the water, carbon and nitrogen cycle in a small hydro- snow covered mountain watershed.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Soil Science - The Pennsylvania State University

17 Apr 2019 - The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of...

Special Issue of Water on the Hydrological and Biogeochemical Functioning of the CZ

25 Mar 2019 - Special Issue "Catchments as Observatories of the Hydrological and Biogeochemical Functioning of the Critical Zone"

2019 Italy Summer School on Critical Zone and Ecosystem Dynamics

20 Mar 2019 - The 2019 Gran Paradise Summer School "Critical Zone and Ecosystem Dynamics across Space and Time" will be held 8-17 July 2019 in Piedmont, Italy.

Brazilian Critical Zone Symposium

19 Mar 2019 - The Brazilian Critical Zone Symposium (BCZS) will be held April 15 – 17th in the city of Piracicaba, State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position at Tulane University

18 Mar 2019 - The fellow will use Landlab to understand the coupling among weathering, hillslope erosion, and fluvial erosion in the Luquillo CZO.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at the University of Nebraska – Omaha

18 Mar 2019 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Critical Zone Science and STEM Education/Outreach at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. Apply by 3 May 2019.

CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grants

14 Mar 2019 - CUAHSI is accepting proposals for its Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant program (IDTG). The proposal deadline is April 19, 2019.

Webinar on Jan. 30, 2019 for New Frontier Research in the Earth Sciences (FRES) Program

28 Jan 2019 - Webinar on Jan. 30, 2019 for New Frontier Research in the Earth Sciences (FRES) Program

CZO SAVI Summer Interns Program

15 Jan 2019 - Application deadline is March 29, 2019.

CZO SAVI International Scholars Program

14 Jan 2019 - Application deadline is March 15, 2019.

DOE Webinar Announcement: Understanding Watershed Systems Through Coordinated Open Science

10 Jan 2019 - Help shape a new vision for integrated watershed science by joining us for a series of discussion-based webinars that will inform an upcoming...

Postdoctoral position in CZ modelling within OZCAR, the French CZO Network

08 Jan 2019 - Apply by January 31st.


NSF solicitation: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2)

20 Nov 2018 - NSF Crosscutting CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2) Solicitation 19-528 DUE DATES Letter of Intent Deadline...

NSF solicitation: Frontier Research in Earth Sciences (FRES)

20 Nov 2018 - The FRES program will support research in Earth systems from its core through the critical zone. Full proposal target date: February 20, 2019.

CZOs at AGU 2018

19 Nov 2018 - The 2018 AGU Fall Meeting will be held December 10-14 in Washington, D.C.

Feedback requested: A Decadal Survey for NSF’s Division of Earth Sciences

23 Oct 2018 - Catalyzing Opportunities for Research in the Earth Sciences (CORES): A Decadal Survey for NSF’s Division of Earth Sciences. Comment by Nov. 1st

PhD fellowships available in soil C biogeochemistry at UPenn

18 Oct 2018 - Fall 2019 Ph.D. fellowships in soil carbon biogeochemistry available at the University of Pennsylvania.

Hakai Coastal Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Position

04 Sep 2018 - The Hakai Institute is hiring for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship on 'Linking the land and sea on the British Columbia coast.'

Postdoctoral Scholar - Critical Zone Scientist position with SSCZO

30 Aug 2018 - A Postdoctoral Scholar position is open with the Southern Sierra CZO in CZ science. Application deadline is September 28, 2018.

CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grants

23 Aug 2018 - CUAHSI is accepting proposals for the Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant program (IDTG). Application deadline is Septemeber 30, 2018.

Call for proposals: Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) Driving Convergent CZ Science

12 Jul 2018 - NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) for Driving Convergent Science in the Critical Zone

CZO meeting during Goldschmidt 2018

02 Jul 2018 - Open to the greater CZ community. Please RVSP.

InTeGrate Webinar: Critical Zone Science—A Transdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Science

11 May 2018 - A free webinar on CZ Science as a transdisciplinary approach to environmental science.

Near Surface Geophysics for Hydrology Workshop

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

PhD fellowship on Hyporheic Zone Mixing at University of Rennes

17 Apr 2018 - PhD fellowship on Hyporheic zone mixing at the University of Rennes in France.

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

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

Deadline Extended: Biogeochemistry of the Critical Zone Book Volume

20 Mar 2018 - Submit your abstract through June 30th, 2018. Manuscript Submission: November 30th, 2018.

Summer Course on Critical Zone and Ecosystem Dynamics in Italy

19 Mar 2018 - The 9-day-long summer course, Critical Zone and Ecosystem Dynamics, is intended for doctoral students, post-docs and researchers.

CZO SAVI International Scholars Program — Deadline March 12th

07 Mar 2018 - Proposals for the CZO SAVI International Scholars Program are due March 12, 2018.

CZO SAVI Summer Interns Program — Deadline March 26th

05 Mar 2018 - Proposals for the CZO SAVI summer interns program are due March 26, 2018.

CZO SAVI & French OZCAR Scholars Program — Deadline March 26th

05 Mar 2018 - Proposals for the CZO SAVI & French OZCAR Scholars Program are due March 26, 2018.

CZ session at 55th Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society

22 Jan 2018 - Submit an abstract to the session "Intensively Managed Clays in the Critical Zone" at the 55th Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society.

2018 EGU CZ Session: Submit abstract by Jan. 10th

08 Jan 2018 - Please consider submitting an abstract (deadline is Jan. 10) to this EGU General Assembly 2018 session aiming at contributing to the...

LTER 2018 Synthesis Webinar Series

04 Jan 2018 - The LTER Network Communications Office is pleased to announce a new webinar series hosted by the NCO and the National Center for Ecological Analysis...

Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.


Register for hands-on, pre-AGU workshop:  Distributed temperature and acoustic sensing (DTS/DAS)

05 Oct 2017 - NSF's CTEMPs offers a two-day hands-on workshop on distributed fiber sensing. 9-10 Dec. Limited to 30 participants. Register soon!

Postdoctoral Scholar position at UC Merced with KREW and SSCZO

30 Aug 2017 - The Kings River Experimental Watershed (KREW) and the Southern Sierra CZO jointly invite applications for a postdoctoral research position.

Earth Science Week 2017 Video Contest

15 Aug 2017 - For Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute invites you to enter the Earth Connections video contest. Submit a brief, 30-90...

CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant program

31 Jul 2017 - CUAHSI is now accepting proposals for the Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant program until September 30, 2017.

Call for participation in Frontiers in Earth Science: Biogeoscience special issue on CZ

28 Jul 2017 - Frontiers in Earth Science Biogeoscience research topic: CZ Export to Streams as Indicator for CZ Structure and Function

Carol Baird Graduate Student Award for Field Research — Apply by Sept. 30, 2017

21 Jul 2017 - New award announced for graduate students planning to conduct field research in the Berkeley reserves & field stations in 2018.

Field Course at Idaho State - Deadline to apply: April 20

05 Apr 2017 - This course provides an intensive, two-week introduction to the tools and techniques used in Environmental Sciences.

Registration open for CUAHSI’s 2017 Conference on Hydroinformatics

03 Apr 2017 - Abstract Submission for the 2017 Conference on Hydroinformatics is now open!

Submit session proposal for 2017 AGU Fall Meeting by 19 April

08 Mar 2017 - Help shape the scientific program by submitting a session proposal by 19 April. Meeting will be held 11-15 Dec 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Join the Eel River CZO—We are looking for a new Project Coordinator!

03 Feb 2017 - Application deadline: 14 Feb 2017. Part-Time (50%) Academic Coordinator - Eel River CZO - Berkeley Natural History Museum.

CZO SAVI Summer Interns Program 2017

17 Jan 2017 - Applications are being accepted for 2017 CZO SAVI Summer Interns until March 24.

CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grants

17 Jan 2017 - Applications will be accepted for the spring round of IDTG funding until April 1, 2017.

3-Year Postdoctoral Research Associate: Modeling social-ecohydrological systems

10 Jan 2017 - The Watershed Ecology Lab at the University of Florida (www.watershedecology.org) and the UF Water Institute (www.waterinstitute.ufl.edu) are...

NSF REU Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST), Summer 2017

05 Jan 2017 - NSF REU for summer 2017: Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST)


1-Day Training: Scientific Sensing using Unmanned Aircraft Systems AirCTEMPs

19 Sep 2016 - NSF CTEMPS will offer a one day-short course on the applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS’s) in earth sciences.

Workshop: The Cutting Edge of Fiber Optics: Temperature and Acoustic Applications in Earth Science

19 Sep 2016 - The NSF CTEMPs will offer a two-day hands-on workshop on the theory, application and analysis of distributed fiber sensing.

The 2nd International Workshop on Urbanization in Watersheds: Towards a Sustainable Urbanization

29 Aug 2016 - 2nd International Workshop on Urbanization in Watersheds: October 26-28, 2016 in Xiamen, China

Post-doc position: Water and Critical Zone Architecture

29 Jul 2016 - CZO seeks postdoc to answer fundamental questions about CZ architecture and hydrologic processes. Work involves data synthesis and building models.

AGU Abstracts due August 3: List of CZ Sessions

24 Jul 2016 - AGU 2016 sessions related to CZ science. Submit your abstract by August 3.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position Open Through May 15, 2016. Apply Today!

19 Apr 2016 - Multidisciplinary ecohydrologic modeling postdoc with the SSCZO and UC Water. Apply by May 15!

Idaho State Field Course (May16-28, 2016): Field Methods for Environmental Sciences

08 Apr 2016 - Applications are now being accepted for Idaho State University's 2016 course on Field Methods in Environmental Sciences. Application deadline...

Post-doc position for Powell Proposal: Interconnections Between Hydrologic & Ecologic Resilience

12 Jan 2016 - Seeking a post-doc interested in a data synthesis project around the idea of coupled hydrologic and ecologic resilience to environmental change.


CU Boulder’s Earth Lab hiring post-docs

08 Dec 2015 - Earth Lab seeks to hire 8 new Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Scholars and a Research Data Analytics Specialist. Research includes CZ...

Proposals to the USGS Powell Center due Jan. 31, 2016

30 Nov 2015 - Call for proposals by John Wesley Powell Center. Deadline January 31, 2016

IML-CZO Offers Short Course on Organic Matter

25 Aug 2015 - The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes instrument training short course Oct 20-21, Purdue University

Joint AGU-ESA Event Brings Together Collaborative Networks

17 Aug 2015 - Members of AGU and the Ecological Society of America came together in their first joint event to discuss opportunities for research collaboration.

LTER 2015 Mini-symposium on Primary Production

27 Feb 2015 - On March 5, the LTER Network will be presenting talks at NSF HQ. The activity is open to anyone who can get there and will be available via WebEx.

Announcement of opportunity: CZO SAVI Summer Interns Program 2015

27 Jan 2015 - The SAVI program anticipates funding 4-8 applicants with amounts ranging from ~$2500-$7500 each to support travel and research-related expenses.......

Announcement of opportunity: CZO SAVI International Scholars Program

19 Jan 2015 - This announcement is for applications by graduate students or postgraduates to receive funds for international travel in 2015.



04 Dec 2014 - The NSF-funded Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) and National Office (CZONO) will be well represented at the upcoming annual meeting of the...

Postdoctoral Opportunity with the Catalina–Jemez CZO

02 Dec 2014 - The University of Arizona is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to help lead a drilling and borehole extraction project that has the objective of...

NSF announcement: CZO Science Across Virtual Institutes project funded

26 Nov 2014 - The National Science Foundation announced funding of the five-year Critical Zone Observatories Science Across Virtual Institutes project.

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.

2014 Gilbert Club

28 Oct 2014 - Two speakers this year are presenting about the Critical Zone so you may find this Gilbert Club meeting of interest - read on.

CZO SAVI announcement of funding opportunity and proposal deadline

10 Oct 2014 - CZO cross-site science workshop funding opportunity - deadline October 31, 2014

CUAHSI Virtual Workshop on Field Data Management Solutions

26 Aug 2014 - Tools, tricks, and techniques for handling data in the field.

CZO-NO post-doctoral position

19 Jul 2014 - The CZO National Office has announced the availability of a post-doctoral position to be filled as soon as possible.

Joint CIRES-INSTAAR-CZO REU program this summer!

26 Jun 2014 - Two environmental research institutes at CU Boulder offer up to six paid summer research opportunities for Colorado Community College students.

DOM workshop announcement

19 Jun 2014 - A 2-day DOM Fluorescence workshop for students and scientists will be held at UC-Boulder, July 14-15. See attachment for details.

Town Hall Meeting at Goldschmidt 2014 - Reactive Transport Modeling

21 May 2014 - A town hall meeting on reactive transport modeling (RTM)will be held from 12:30 to 2 pm on Tuesday, June 10th, in room 308 in Sacramento Convention...

2014 All Hands Meeting

24 Apr 2014 - Information for the 2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network on 21-14 September, including registration information and abstract submission.

Career Opportunity: Project Coordinator at Eel River CZO

03 Mar 2014 - RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Open Feb 26, 2014 through Mar 31, 2014. DESCRIPTION: The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory NSF funded project at the...

Boulder Creek CZO post-doctoral opportunity in Geobiology or Hydrologic Modeling

06 Feb 2014 - Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory post-doctoral opportunity in Geobiology or Hydrologic Modeling


CZO at AGU 2013

04 Dec 2013 - CZO PIs, staff, and students will be very active at the upcoming AGU meeting. Read on to learn about opportunities to engage this community.

CZO REU/RET opportunity

28 Nov 2013 - REU/RET opportunity at the Shale HIlls and Christina River Basin CZOs.

EGU session: Toward an International CZO network

28 Nov 2013 - EGU Session Announcement: Toward an International CZO Network

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)...

Manager of Stable Isotope Laboratory

31 Oct 2013 - The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at University of Tennessee invites applications for a full-time manager position of the stable...

CZ-tope: Using multiple isotopes to understand watersheds

08 Aug 2013 - We would like to introduce CZ-tope, an international effort the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory is initiating to promote isotopic...

Postdoctoral Opportunities

28 Jun 2013 - Postdoctoral Opportunity with the Santa Catalina – Jemez Critical Zone Observatory

Biosphere 2 Landscape Evolution Observatory

05 Jun 2013 - University of Arizona and Biosphere 2 announce the Landscape Evolution Observatory (LEO), a model CZO under glass.

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: ...

Sabbatical Opportunity at WyCEHG

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

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

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

Goldschmidt 2013, Session 19c: Subsurface Porous Media as Biogeochemical Reactors

11 Mar 2013 - Submit an abstract by 12 April for Session 19C: Subsurface Porous Media as Biogeochemical Reactors to be held at Goldschmidt 2013 in Florence, Italy

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.

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...

Participate virtually in CZ-EarthCube workshop via WebEx, Jan. 21-23.

17 Jan 2013 - Registration for virtual participation still open for Jan. 21-23 workshop!


CZO Presentations at 2012 AGU

03 Dec 2012 - A listing of more than 125 CZO-related presentations for the 2012 annual meeting of the AGU.

Resources for 2013 NSF CZO Proposals

15 Oct 2012 - A compilation of reports, publications and other documents relevant for 2013 CZO proposals to NSF Solicitation 12-575, due February 05, 2013

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