The Critical Zone (CZ) is the uppermost layer of Earth’s continents that provides all of the terrestrially based resources and services required for sustaining healthy and functioning natural environments and human communities. CZ science provides the framework for a holistic systems approach to Earth surface and environmental science by considering the complex interactions between rock, soil, water, air and terrestrial organisms that influence Earth as a habitable system.
A primary tenet of this webinar series is that to achieve environmental sustainability, society must first understand the CZ system and the coupled physical, chemical, and biological processes and services of the CZ. Understanding how such processes operate, especially those that are of value to society, with and without the presence of humanity, and how they may be altered due to global climate and land-use change, is essential for developing environmental management protocols and sustainable resource-consuming practices.
The Most Critical CZ Problems
February 28 - 3PM ET | Susan Brantley, Penn State University
Critical Zone Services
March 14 - 3PM ET | David Breshears & Jason Field, University of Arizona
Blue Revolution: Water scarcity in a changing world
March 28 - 3PM ET | Praveen Kumar, University of Illinois
Drought resilience and water security
April 11 - 3PM ET | Roger Bales, University of California-Merced
Forecasting of Earth surface processes
April 25 - 3PM ET | Jon Pelletier, University of Arizona
Policy Relevance of Critical Zone Science
May 9 - 3PM ET | Steve Banwart, University of Leeds
Recordings of this webinar series will be made available.
Zoom Meeting information:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/191430314
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,191430314# or +16465588656,191430314#
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 191 430 314
International numbers available: https://psu.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=tuOiqu6Uotxh3xdN4Gap6-cL2a3lguzF
Interested in previous National CZO webinars?
See the National Webinar page >
Susan Brantley, Penn State University
David Breshears & Jason Field, University of Arizona
Praveen Kumar, University of Illinois
Roger Bales, University of California-Merced
Jon Pelletier, University of Arizona
Steven Banwart, University of Leeds
2017 CZO Webinar Series Flyer
(153 KB pdf)
National, Eel, Luquillo, Shale Hills, INVESTIGATOR, COLLABORATOR
Steve Banwart - Integrating Chair in Soil / Water / Agriculture Research, University of Leeds