RESEARCH News

2019

GEOPATHS:  A Near Surface Geophysics Field Experience

29 Jan 2019 - Are you interested in a career with a social impact?  Do you have an interest in Earth & Environmental Sciences?  Apply for...

TeenShale dives into stream test kits by HACH for water quality analyses

24 Jan 2019 - Without a winter warmup, students forgo the field for the classroom to discover what is in the HACH box.  The 2018-2019 TeenShale cohort...

Researchers perform geophysical logging at Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

14 Jan 2019 - Penn State researchers in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) spent the weekend of Jan. 12-13 performing geophysical logging at the...

2018

CZOs at AGU 2018

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

2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting - What Science Stands For

14 Nov 2018 - The Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union is a worldwide conference for geophysical sciences, which brings together space scietists,...

Eissenstat laboratory group shares ecology research with Franklin & Marshall College class

20 Oct 2018 - Visiting Professor of Biology, Dr. J.B. Moon (Penn State Alumna, Ecology - 2012), toured the Shale Hills catchment with BIO 323 – Ecological...

The 2018-2019 TeenShale cohort engages with CCPaSEC for first field campaign

09 Oct 2018 - Building upon the abandoned well water quality investigations of Wallace Run, this year’s cohort plans to engage with the Centre County...

REU students with the Visualizing Forest Futures (ViFF) program visit the CZO

16 Jul 2018 - Trail walks on the Menominee Indian Reservation and through Pennsylvania Forestlands around the CZO (Penn State Stone Valley Forest, Rothrock State...

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

Catchment characteristics to be modeled by Laura Clemente-Harding, PhD student Geography

19 Jun 2018 - Over three days in the Shale Hills catchment, Clemente-Harding along with her colleagues at the Geospatial Research Laboratory Engineer Research and...

Large scale 3D seismic survey explores the deep CZ of Shale Hills

04 Jun 2018 - One of the first ever academically-led large scale 3D seismic refraction survey uses the Shale Hills watershed to capture high-resolution imaging of...

GeoPATHS field experience explores the CZO

31 May 2018 - As part of the GEOPATHS Field Experience, first and second year undergraduate students worked together to explore the shallow subsurface of the...

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

10 May 2018 - 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...

NSF Discovery articles focus on the CZOs.

10 May 2018 - The Discoveries section of the National Science Foundation's website on Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs).

Four geoscience majors present senior thesis projects on CZO topics

25 Apr 2018 - 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 - Water Resources Extension Educators visited Penn State for three days for the Penn State Extension Annual Conference.  During their visit to...

Collaborators use Cole Farm to demonstrate geophysical techniques to undergraduate students

14 Apr 2018 - Students enrolled in near surface geophysics classes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (10 students), Dickinson College (14 students), Rutgers...

TeenShale 2017-2018 cohort complete the field season with a “mock” spill experiment

11 Apr 2018 - New this year, the TeenShale Network participants teamed with members of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to observe the...

Discussion paper open till April 5th in Biogeosciences

06 Mar 2018 - A discussion is open for the manuscript, "Elevating the biogeosciences within environmental research networks".

White paper of 2017 CZ Science Meeting in Arlington, VA

01 Jan 2018 - New Opportunities for Critical Zone Science Following the June 2017 Arlington Meeting for Critical Zone Science (hosted by CZO), a white booklet...

2017

CZOs at AGU 2017

05 Dec 2017 - Information on CZO award recipients, events, presentations, etc. at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.

Two new CZO team members begin subsurface investigations at Cole Farm

10 Nov 2017 - Perri Silverhart, MS Student Geosciences, and Caitlin Hodges, PhD Student Soil Science, begin the field component of their research at Cole...

Delegation from China Geologic Survey visits Shale Hills CZO

03 Nov 2017 - During the week of October 30th, Penn State and SSHCZO hosted 15 scientists from the China Geological Survey, with interests ranging from saltwater...

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.

The 2017 – 2018 cohort of TeenShale meets for first in-house & in-field experience

17 Oct 2017 - This year’s cohort of TeenShale Network consists of eight returning participants (10th – 12th graders) and eight new team members (8th...

82nd Annual Field Conference of PA Geologists tour the CZO

05 Oct 2017 - Just under 250 geologists from across the state of Pennsylvania spent three days (Oct 5-7) exploring outcrops and research sites in Blair, Centre...

Hydrogeophysics Workshop Returns to CZO for field campaign

30 Jun 2017 - Over two days, the catena in Garner Run was home base for the Rutgers 2017 Hydrogeophysics Workshop.  Faculty, graduate students, and three...

Joanmarie Del Vecchio delivers engaging presentation for M.S. Geosciences defense

25 May 2017 - Joanmarie Del Vecchio, MS Candidate in Geosciences, delivered an engaging public presentation on her thesis research "A Record of Coupled Hillslope...

Doctoral candidate in Ecology wins prestigious graduate fellowship

25 Apr 2017 - Ismaiel Szink, Doctoral Candidate in the intercollege graduate degree program ecology, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation...

The frontier beneath our feet — an AGU commentary on the critical zone

21 Apr 2017 - AGU has published a collection of commentaries highlighting the important role Earth and space science research plays in society.

2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

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

TeenShale participants present at the 2017 NE/NC GSA Joint Section Meeting in Pittsburgh

21 Mar 2017 - Twelve of the fifteen TeenShale high school students from State High traveled to Pittsburgh, PA and presented results from the ongoing multi-year...

2016

CZOs at AGU 2016

22 Nov 2016 - CZOs at AGU 2016: Agenda and award recipients

TeenShale Network participants take to the stream

09 Nov 2016 - The 2016-2017 TeenShale cohort begins fifth year of water quality monitoring along Black Moshannon Creek, from Black Moshannon State Park to the...

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Shale Hills CZO)

26 Sep 2016 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Shale Hills CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

Shale Hills hosts eight-member delegation from China

09 Sep 2016 - To further their knowledge in critical zone research, a delegation of geologists from the China Geological Survey (CGS) and students from the China...

Team takes a Sunday field trip to the new “Ag” site to explore instrumentation design

29 Aug 2016 - Investigators and students traveled to the Cole Farm yesterday afternoon, downstream of Shale Hills proper, to explore the topography of the...

Collaborators begin erosion experiment and microbial characterization study along the Shale Transect

15 Aug 2016 - Investigators Ashlee Dere, University of Nebraska – Omaha, and Sam Nath, University of Oregon, begin field installations for two new erosion...

Math Modeling Workshop participants tour the CZO

04 Aug 2016 - A cohort of twenty international graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career faculty spent five days at Penn State for an intense,...

2016 CZO REUs and RETs present summer research

01 Aug 2016 - CZO REUs and RETs presented their research at the CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium, July 24-27, 2016, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The presentations...

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.

TeenShale faculty mentors at State High “Spend a Summer Day” in the field

20 Jul 2016 - Early on a cool, clear, morning, five earth science faculty with State College Area High School gather with CZO team members to embark on a summer...

Shale Hills and Garner Run specimens collected for cross-CZO microbial investigations

13 Jul 2016 - Over the next year (April 2016 – March 2017), the cross-CZO microbial ecology working group plans to collect soil samples during peak regional...

Joanmarie Del Vecchio receives GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division Research Award

01 Jul 2016 - Joanmarie Del Vecchio, M.S. candidate in Geosciences, has been awarded the 2016 GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division Research...

Penn State Weather Campers visit the CZO

30 Jun 2016 - Each year, the Department of Meteorology hosts Weather Camp and Advanced Weather Camp over two weeks in June.  The Penn State Weather camps...

Flux Tower instrumentation complete for the Garner Run catena

29 Jun 2016 - The Garner Run sandstone catena will have additional measurements coming online soon.  A LI-COR Eddy Covariance system was installed on Hunt 40...

Hydrogeophysics 2016 Workshop an interdisciplinary success!

24 Jun 2016 - Organized by Rutgers and based at both Shale Hills and Garner Run catenas, the 2016 Hydrogeophysics Workshop took place on June 23rd and 24th. ...

Susan Brantley has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal

11 Jun 2016 - We are proud to announce that Dr. Susan Brantley, Lead-PI of the Shale Hills CZO has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal.

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center hosts “What is the Critical Zone Observatory?”

27 May 2016 - To kick off the CZO summer display in the Lower Classroom at Shaver’s Creek, the Environmental Center hosted a poster session to learn about...

Fourteen participants engage in the PIHM developers workshop

26 May 2016 - The Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model (PIHM) developer workshop aimed to help developers understand the PIHM code and learn how to contribute...

Poster presentation at Shale Network Workshop wraps up 2015-2016 TeenShale

19 May 2016 - The fourth year of the TeenShale Network water quality monitoring project closes this evening with a poster presentation of their research at the...

Shale Hills CZO hosts Jorden Hayes for All-Hands 2016

16 May 2016 - Jorden Hayes (Southern Sierra CZO) was an invited speaker and visitor to the Shale Hills CZO All-Hands meeting in May 2016

Cross CZO Collaborator brings hydrogeophysical methods to the CZO

09 May 2016 - Luquillo CZO PI Xavier Comas, Professor of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University, joined the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO team along with...

Critical Zone Profile - PAM SULLIVAN (hydrogeochemist, Assistant Professor)

23 Mar 2016 - Assistant Professor of ecohydrology, Department of Geography, University of Kansas

TeenShale Network State College Chapter to hold first fundraiser

18 Feb 2016 - Earth Science students at State College Area High School will hold a fundraiser next week to help offset the expense of field trip transportation...

2015

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...

Introduction to TeenShale Network draws 28 student participants

28 Sep 2015 - For the 2015-2016 academic year, researchers at Penn State provided the program introduction at State College Area High to 28 student Learning...

CZO Workshop to Explore Critical Puzzles breaks through discipline barriers

11 Sep 2015 - Motivated by interest in Fall 2014 during the National CZO All-Hands meeting at Yosemite National Park, the SSHCZO hosted 30 specialists from across...

Drilling completed in Garner Run catena

04 Sep 2015 - Collaborators from the University of Guelph and Stone Environmental, Inc. teamed with our watershed specialist, Brandon Forsythe, to complete a well...

Seed grant funded for 2015-2016 research at Shale Hills CZO

20 Aug 2015 - The Spring 2015 Request for Seed Grant Proposals in Support of Critical Zone Science in the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO has resulted in the...

2015 CZO REUs and RETs present summer research

17 Aug 2015 - The Critical Zone Observatory Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Teachers program traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to...

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.

CZO collaborations are underway with Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency

13 Jul 2015 - Penn State alum, Dr. Morgan Minyard (2010), and her colleague with the Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency expand an...

Instrumentation at the CZO Sandstone Catena nearing completion

26 Jun 2015 - Four landscape positions have been selected and instrumented along a sandstone catena in Garner Run.  This research site, predominantly...

Salon on Deep Critical Zone Architecture held June 14-18, 2015

26 Jun 2015 - An international group of 17 researchers met at Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, Colorado for 3.5 days of presentations and discussions on the nature of...

Summer REU/RET students expand sampling protocols to include methane

25 Jun 2015 - Three summer students join with Earth and Environmental Systems Institute scientists to learn water quality field sampling techniques.  Two of...

The 2015 CZO REU/RET orientation begins at Penn State

10 Jun 2015 - Funded by the National Science Foundation, eight REU/RET participants with Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory joined seven...

State High Chapter of TeenShale Network culminates with presentations at two workshops

15 May 2015 - For the 2014-2015 academic year, the State High chapter of TeenShale Network expanded the water quality monitoring program to include one additional...

Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO hosts Dorothy Merritts for All Hands 2015

13 May 2015 - The annual SSHCZO All Hands meeting featured Dr. Dorothy Merritts, Harry W. and Mary B. Huffnagle Professor of Geosciences and Chair of the...

Shale Hills hosts Environmental Geophysics students for field based class project

25 Mar 2015 - Students enrolled in Environmental Geophysics (Geosc 483) at the University Park Penn State campus will spend the next month applying principles and...

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.

Two seed grants funded for 2014-2015 research at Shale Hills

01 Sep 2014 - The Spring 2014 Request for Seed Grant Proposals in Support of Critical Zone Science in the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO resulted in the successful...

CZO REUs and RETs present research at 2014 CUAHSI Biennial Meeting

26 Aug 2014 - The Critical Zone Observatory Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Teachers program participants traveled to...

Summer REUs use seismic techniques to gather data on subsurface structure

11 Aug 2014 - To improve understanding of the shallow critical zone structure at Shale Hills, two REU students along with CZO post-doc scholar Nicole West and...

State High Science Faculty Experience the Field for the TeenShaleNetwork

28 Jul 2014 - The CZO and TeenShaleNetwork researchers geared up on a July morning  with five State High School earth science teachers to demonstrate water...

Ticks and Field Season 2014

30 Jun 2014 - During this field season, tick activity has been great and each of us needs to be prepared when venturing to the field.  I suggest that...

Penn State “Weather Campers” get hands-on experience in the CZO

25 Jun 2014 - The Department of Meteorology at Penn State hosted two “Weather Camps” this summer, one for students who will be entering grades 8-10...

CarbonEARTH fellows provide catchment tour to Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School 6th grade students

04 Jun 2014 - PhD candidates Katie Gaines and Ashlee Frederick led a group of 6th grade students from the Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School on a field trip to the...

Poster presentation capstone for State College TeenShaleNetwork Spring 2014

17 May 2014 - State College Area High School students who participated in TeenShaleNetwork during the spring semester of 2014 completed their portion of the...

State College TeenShaleNetwork publish student article in local newspaper

04 May 2014 - Teen Shale Network studies effects of fracking on water quality at Black Moshannon State Park By Hannah Good, Cole Klima and Hanna Yu For the...

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.

Kent State University Department of Geology’s Watershed Hydrology class visits the CZO

09 Apr 2014 - Kent State University Department of Geology's Watershed Hydrology class visited the Susquehanna-Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory on April...

Reactive Transport Modeling Survey – Community Needs for Biogeochemical Studies

08 Apr 2014 - Reactive Transport Modeling Survey – Community Needs for Biogeochemical Studies The below survey is designed by Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Kate...

Request for Seed Grant Proposals in Support of Critical Zone Science in the Susquehanna Shale Hills

03 Apr 2014 - The Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (SSHO) is pleased to be able to offer 1 year grants to facilitate scientific investigations...

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

02 Apr 2014 - March 31, 2014. Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (NSF CZO program director) and Dr. Gordon Grant (USFS; CZO Steering Committee chairperson)

State College Area High School TeenShaleNetwork begin monitoring water quality at local state park

17 Feb 2014 - In the midst of a very active winter weather season, 16 State College Area High School students along with 2 faculty mentors joined Andrew Neal, CZO...

2013

Geoscience students investigate the catchment and beyond

16 Nov 2013 - Each fall, Techniques in Environmental Geochemistry (GEOSC 413W) students take on a project of their own development to answer an environmental...

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...

Three Graduate Research Assistantships are available at Penn State beginning Fall 2014

03 Oct 2013 - Three Graduate Research Assistantships are available at Penn State beginning Fall 2014 to study soil biogeochemistry, ecology, mapping, or hydrology...

Forestry students tour the Shale Hills Catchment

01 Oct 2013 - Twenty students visited the CZO today from Forestry 475 with the purpose to teach the students about links between soils and forest...

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...

Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets Rock

11 Jul 2013 - The National Science Foundation's Cheryl Dybas recently finalized a new report entitled "Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets...

Catchment-wide model predictions lead to animation of the CZO

17 Jun 2013 - Flux-PIHM, the Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model which includes a land surface component, is able to provide good predictions of the...

Fifth and final seed grant proposal funded for collaborative research in the catchment

13 Jun 2013 - We proudly announce the fifth and final award has been granted on the 2012 RFP seed grant for collaborative research at Shale Hills.  The...

Dr. Kip Solomon visits Penn State and the CZO to participate in 2013 All Hands Meeting

13 May 2013 - Dr. Kip Solomon, groundwater hydrologist with the University of Utah, visited Penn State and the CZO as invited participant in the annual ALLHANDS...

Two REU students will work on CZO seismic surveying this summer

06 May 2013 - Geology undergraduate Greg Bailey (B.S. Dec 2013) and recent geology graduate Alexander Neely (B.S. May 2013) have been awarded summer 2013 Research...

Four seniors present CZO research during Senior Thesis Presentation Week Spring 2013

26 Apr 2013 - Utilizing the Shale Hills CZO and beyond, four senior geosciene majors from the College of Earth and Mineral Science at Penn State presented...

Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO Videos

16 Apr 2013 - Watch and learn about research at Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO

CZO welcomed Dr. Dan Richter to PSU and the catchment

05 Apr 2013 - The Penn State Annual Critical Zone Seminar series welcomed Dr. Dan Richter, Professor of Soils and Forest Ecology at Duke University, for the...

TeenShale Network students learn “How to Use HydroDesktop” with Shale Hills CZO personnel

28 Feb 2013 - The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute hosted Jonathan Pollak, Support Specialist with CUAHSI - Consortium of Universities for the...

SSHCZO still seeking proposals for collaborative research in the catchment

28 Feb 2013 - The RFP for 2013 collaborative and complimentary research within the CZO or along the shale transect is still active, with a current period of...

Fourth seed grant proposal funded for complimentary research along the shale transect

27 Feb 2013 - It is with great pleasure we announce a fourth award has been granted on the RFP seed grant for collaborative research at Shale Hills.  The...

Drill the Ridge Campaign Begins on South Ridge of Catchment

06 Feb 2013 - Drillers arrived onsite this afternoon to begin the "Drill the Ridge" campaign for the Shale Hills catchment.  To complement the 80ft well...

Post-doctoral researcher Diana Karwan funded to accomplish cross-CZO science

11 Jan 2013 - Karwan awarded an NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Susquehanna Shale Hills and Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatories

2012

Funds available for seed grant proposals to collaborate with SSHCZO

14 Dec 2012 - Educators and researchers are encougaged to submit proposals for collaborative research within the CZO.  We are pleased to be able to offer...

Second seed grant proposal funded through SSHCZO

11 Dec 2012 - A second award has been granted on the RFP seed grant program for collaborative research at the SSHCZO.  The proposal entitled "Geophysical...

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.

First seed grant proposal funded through SSHCZO

28 Nov 2012 - We are pleased to announce the funding of the first seed grant proposal which was awarded to Dr. Lixin Jin, Department of Geological Sciences,...

The SSHCZO is now accepting proposals for 1 year grants

29 Oct 2012 - The SSHCZO is pleased to announce the opportunity for researchers and educators to submit proposals for research within the CZO.

Collaborating Undergrad Awarded Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship

04 Jun 2012 - Derek Lichtner, undergraduate at Temple University, has recently been awarded the David C. Bartel Scholarship from SEG. Lichtner has participated in...

PSU Altoona Biologists and Temple University Geophysicists join the catchment

29 May 2012 - Dr. Jonathan Nyquist and undergraduate student, Derek Lichtner, both of Temple University, have begun a summer research project in conjunction with...

NSF Investment in SSHCZO Leads in New Directions

16 May 2012 - Our “Planet at a Crossroads,” a National Science Foundation SEES (Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability) Discovery...

The catchment hosts members of Penn State satellite campuses, Mont Alto and Altoona

14 May 2012 - Students from PSU Mont Alto Forestry Academy, one of the first forestry schools in the nation, were given an overview of the CZO, past and present,...

Ron Amundson, UC – Berkley, visits PSU and CZO for Annual Seminar Series

12 Apr 2012 - The CZO in conjunction with the Department of Crop and Soils, Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute hosts Ron...

CZO to join PHENOCAM - An ecosystem phenology web camera network

21 Mar 2012 - Dr. Andrew Richardson (http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/richardson/) has provided a high resolution video camera (StarDot NetCam SC Megapixel...

Want to Understand Drought? Follow the Water!

15 Mar 2012 - NSF *Science Nation* video shows how lifecycle of water in the Susquehanna River Basin may reveal answers for drought prone areas

The Penn State Environmental Geophysics class (Geosc 483) goes to the catchment

15 Mar 2012 - The Geosc 483 geophysics course, taught by Dr. Andrew Nyblade, will begin work in the catchment today for hands on experience using geophysical...

Investigating the earth’s critical zone

30 Jan 2012 - To the ordinary eye, south-central Pennsylvania's Shale Hills catchment is a pleasant little tract of deciduous forest much like any other in...

2011

January edition of CSA News features the Critical Zone Observatories

21 Dec 2011 - The January 2012 cover story of CSA News investigates the Critical Zone Observatories.

Cross CZO research proposal awarded to study sediment transport mechanisms

16 Dec 2011 - The call for cross-CZO / cross-disciplinary research proposals was successfully answered by Dr. Diana Karwan, Post-Doctoral Fellow

NSF article highlights new research project stemming from SSHCZO

12 Dec 2011 - Progress in Critical Zone research at the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO has provided “a better interpretation of the chemistry and flow of...

CUAHSI to feature Earth Observatories in this year’s cyberseminar series

11 Oct 2011 - The online seminar series will feature speakers from all six CZOs and cover themes like Water, Sustainability and Climate Studies

Collaborator from Princeton University begins field research in the catchment

04 Oct 2011 - Anne Kraepiel, of Princeton University, visited the SSHCZO last week to begin a laboratory incubation experiment measuring nitrogen fixation rates...

CZO PI featured in flood forecasting article for Research | Penn State

28 Sep 2011 - Do we predict floods well? This question and several others were asked of Chris Duffy, Professor of Civil Engineering. His response, several factors...

Deployment of Non-Invasive Soil Moisture Instrumentation a Success

06 Jul 2011 - Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr. Trenton Franz, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, has successfully...

Nine Undergraduates Complete the 3rd Annual Hydrogeophysics Field Camp

04 Jun 2011 - The 3rd annual hydrogeophysics field camp, offered by Dr. Kamini Singha, has come to completion. Nine undergraduate participants, from rising...

The COsmic-ray Soil Moisture Observing System (COSMOS) is coming to the catchment

21 Mar 2011 - A non-invasive, intermediate scale soil moisture measurement network consisting initially of 50 probes is upscaling to 500 probes distributed across...

2010

Environmental DNA from SSHCZO soil to be analyzed in international study

20 Dec 2010 - The DNA Sequencing Research Group (DSRG) of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), an international group of scientists from...

Paper highlights manganese contamination in soils

13 Dec 2010 - Elizabeth Herndon, PhD candidate in Geosciences, and co-authors have determined that iron furnaces in operation during the 1700s and 1800s may have...

Best Paper Award for 2010 SSSA. Forest, Range and Wildland Soils Session

11 Nov 2010 - Danielle Andrews, PhD candidate in Crop and Soil Science, was recognized for her research accomplishments at this year's Soil Science Society of...

Shale Hills CZO featured article in Research|PennState

25 Oct 2010 - Members of the University Research Magazine Association and the National Association of Science Writers focused a September article on the Critical...

PI’s from CZO organizing AGU session on hydrologic processes

09 Aug 2010 - As scientists from all over the world converge in San Francisco, CA this fall for the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, PI’s...

Sanders Seminar Series hosts Jaime J. Carrera-Hernández, PhD

02 Aug 2010 - The Departments of Anthropology and Civil and Environmental Engineering will host Jaime J. Carrera-Hernández, PhD, Professor of Applied...

Multiscale Modeling Workshop will be hosted by Shale Hills CZO

29 Jun 2010 - As part of our Critical Zone cross-site activities, the Shale Hills CZO will be holding a workshop August 2-4, 2010 titled: Multiscale Modeling...

1st CZO Field School Brings 16 Participants from 14 Institutions across 9 Countries

01 Jun 2010 - The first week of a two week field school opened on Monday with 16 participants, including both undergraduates and graduates/post-docs. Field school...

Collaborations with outside institutions to begin Spring 2011

25 May 2010 - Princeton scientists, Dr. Francois Morel and Dr. Anne Kraepiel, will collaborate at Shale Hills to advance our understanding of nitrogen fixation in...

Hydrogeophysics Field Camp Returns for 2nd year

16 Apr 2010 - This summer, nine undergraduate students will be taking Geosc 397A: The Hydrogeophysics Field Experience with Dr. Kamini Singha from May 17 to June...

Terrestrial LIDAR Comes to the Catchment

01 Apr 2010 - PI’s Eric Kirby and Rudy Slingerland and PhD student, Nicole West, hosted A.J. Herrs (University of Kansas) from March 21st – 23rd to...

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