2013 News

November  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)...

October  2013

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...

August  2013

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...

July  2013

Sustaining Earth’s Critical Zone - Report from 2011 International CZ Meeting

29 Jul 2013 - International CZ science community outlines interdisciplinary research needed to address land use changes, climate change, and biodiversity decline

Climate Science REU students tour the Shale Hills catchment with Chris Duffy

12 Jul 2013 - Five undergraduate students along with PSU faculty mentors, Dr. Jose Fuentes and Dr. Jon Nese, Professors of Meteorology at PSU University Park,...

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...

June  2013

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...

InTeGrating CZO Science

06 Jun 2013 - During the week of May 19, five faculty members interested in Critical Zone science traveled to Northfield, MN to participate in an InTeGrate...

May  2013

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: ...

Shale Hills LiDAR data available from OpenTopography

15 May 2013 - The Susquehanna Shale Hills LiDAR datasets (leaf-on and leaf-off) have been published on the OpenTopography website:  Leaf Off Survey and Leaf...

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...

CZO welcomes new team member, Dan Arthur

06 May 2013 - The newest member of the Shale Hills CZO team, Dan Arthur, joins us to fill the cyberspecialist position.  Dan joins the team from Purdue...

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...

April  2013

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...

Sabbatical Opportunity at WyCEHG

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

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...

February  2013

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...

Undergraduate successes at 1st CarbonEARTH conference

25 Feb 2013 - First Carbon Conference at Penn State hosted by faculty and graduate fellows from the CarbonEarth program.   The carbon research community...

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.

Third seed grant proposal funded for collaborative research in the catchment

18 Feb 2013 - We are pleased to announce a third award has been granted on the RFP seed grant program for complimentary 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...

January  2013

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

In Memoriam: Frederick Scatena 1954-2013

02 Jan 2013 - Frederick Scatena, PI of the Luquillo CZO, died peacefully at home on January 2, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. We mourn the loss.

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