2018 News

November  2018

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.

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,...

October  2018

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...

August  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.

July  2018

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

June  2018

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...

May  2018

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).

April  2018

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...

March  2018

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".

January  2018

Earth’s skin is an interdisciplinary laboratory

29 Jan 2018 - In the January 2018 issue of Physics Today, writer Toni Feder explores the scope of CZ research in the article, “Earth’s skin is an...

Susan L. Brantley receives the 2018 Urey Award

26 Jan 2018 - Susan L. Brantley received the 2018 Urey Award from the European Association of Geochemistry. Brantley is a Distinguished Professor of Geosciences...

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...

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.

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