Soil Science / Pedology is one of more than 16 discipline tags that we use to categorize and aggregate our interdisciplinary information within and across CZOs. Much of our information has been tagged with 2-3 disciplines.
B1 - Climate, Air Temperature, Electrical Conductivity, Snow Depth - B1 Meteorological Site (B1_Met) (2017-2018)
2 components • Boulder Creek Watershed • Climatology / Meteorology, Soil Science / Pedology, Hydrology • Suzanne Anderson; Nathan Rock; Dillon Ragar
Betasso - Soil Moisture, Water Potential - Gully Site, Soil Pit (BT_Gully_SLmstWRPtn) (2010-2019)
2 components • Betasso • Soil Science / Pedology • Suzanne Anderson; Dillon Ragar
Betasso - Soil Moisture, Water Potential - BT_Borrow_SLmstWRPtn (2010-2019)
2 components • Betasso • Soil Science / Pedology • Suzanne Anderson; Dillon Ragar
Betasso & Gordon Gulch - Soil Respiration - (BT-GG_Flux_Array) (2012-2013)
2 components • Betasso, Gordon Gulch • Soil Science / Pedology • Holly Barnard; Erin Berryman
Gordon Gulch: Lower - Electrical Conductivity, Soil Moisture, Soil Temperature - North-Facing Middle Pit (GGL_NF_MP) (2012-2018)
2 components • Gordon Gulch • Soil Science / Pedology • Bob Anderson; Suzanne Anderson; Dillon Ragar
Gordon Gulch: Lower - Electrical Conductivity, Soil Moisture, Soil Temperature - South-Facing Middle Pit (GGL_SF_MP) (2011-2017)
2 components • Gordon Gulch • Soil Science / Pedology • Bob Anderson; Suzanne Anderson; Dillon Ragar
Gordon Gulch: Lower - Soil Temperature, Soil Moisture - Soil Sensors (GGL_SPTran_SLTmpSLMist_Array) (2009-2019)
12 components • Gordon Gulch • Soil Science / Pedology • Suzanne Anderson; Eve-Lyn Hinckley; Nathan Rock; Dillon Ragar
Gordon Gulch: Upper - Soil Temperature, Soil Moisture - at various depths (GGU_NF_SP4_SLTmpSLMist_Array) (2009-2019)
2 components • Gordon Gulch • Soil Science / Pedology • Suzanne Anderson; Dillon Ragar
Gordon Gulch: Upper - Soil Temperature - (GGU_Hobo_Array) (2008-2017)
3 components • Gordon Gulch • Soil Science / Pedology • Suzanne Anderson; Dillon Ragar
Green Lakes Valley - Soil Temperature, Soil Moisture - (GLV_Catena_1-5_Array) (2009-2018)
2 components • Green Lakes Valley • Soil Science / Pedology • Suzanne Anderson; Dillon Ragar
National - Climate, Flux Tower, Streamflow / Discharge - CUAHSI WDC web services (1968-2015)
7 components • Boulder Creek Watershed, Christina River Basin, Jemez River Basin, Santa Catalina Mountains, El Verde Field Station, Northeastern Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Mountains, Rio Blanco, Rio Mameyes, Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, Providence Creek Headwater Catchments (1660 - 2115 m elevation), Wolverton Basin (2230 - 2700 m elevation), Other instrumented sites • Climatology / Meteorology, Hydrology, Soil Science / Pedology • Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory; Catalina-Jemez Critical Zone Observatory; Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory; Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory; Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory; Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory
Models of 10Be on hillslopes require acknowledgement of transport within the mobile regolith
Cosmogenic radionuclide concentrations in hillslopes evolve by production, decay, and lateral transport of nuclides in regolith.
The geomorphic systems of the Front Range and the High Plains
The geomorphic systems of the Front Range and the High Plains are linked.
1D model of gully longitudinal profile evolution
Calculates the long-profile evolution of a gully channel containing an abrupt step (headcut).
Landlab: A Python-language library for 2D numerical modeling
Landlab enables researchers to efficiently create and/or combine 2D numerical models.
Range and Basin: A Simple Model of Mountain Range and Basin Evolution on a Flexing Lithosphere
Computes the time evolution of mean elevation and “extra” crustal thickness for a hypothetical mountain range and adjacent forel
Atmospheric dust deposition varies by season and elevation in the Colorado Front Range, USA. Heindel, RC, Putman, AL, Murphy, SF, Repert, DA, and Hinckley, ES (2020): JGR-Earth Surface 125, e2019JF005436
Chemistry of water, stream sediment, wildfire ash, soil, dust, and mine waste for Fourmile Creek Watershed, Colorado, 2010-2019. Murphy, S.F., McCleskey, R.B., D.A., Holloway, J.M., Writer, J.W., Martin, D.A., and Stricker, C.A. (2020): U.S. Geological Survey Data Releas
Wildfire-driven changes in hydrology mobilize arsenic and metals from legacy mine waste. Murphy, S.F., McCleskey, R.B., Martin, D.A., Holloway, J.M., and Writer, J.W., (2020): Science of the Total Environment v. 743, 140635
Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons. Brewer, Tess E., Emma L. Aronson, Keshav Arogyaswamy, Sharon A. Billings, Jon K. Botthoff, Ashley N. Campbell, Nicholas C. Dove, Dawson Fairbanks, Rachel E. Gallery, Stephen C. Hart, Jason Kaye, Gary King, Geoffrey Logan, Kathleen A. Lohse, Mia R. Maltz, Emilio Mayorga, Caitlin O’Neill, Sarah M. Owens, Aaron Packman, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Alain F. Plante, Daniel D. Richter, Whendee L. Silver, Wendy H. Yang, Noah Fierer (2019): mBio Oct 2019, 10 (5) e01318-19 Cross-CZO National
Inorganic nitrogen wet deposition gradients in the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area and Colorado Front Range – Preliminary implications for Rocky Mountain National Park and interpolated deposition maps. Wetherbee, G., Benedict, K., Murphy, S., Elliott, E. (2019): Science of the Total Environment 691 (2019) 1027–1042
A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil . Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Oliverio, AM, Brewer, TE, Benavent-Gonzalez, A., Eldridge, DJ, Bardgett, RD, Maestre, FT, Singh, BK, and Fierer, N (2018): Science 359: 320-325
Which way do you lean? Using slope aspect variations to understand Critical Zone processes and feedbacks. Pelletier J. D., Barron‐Gafford G. A., Gutiérrez‐Jurado H., Hinckley E.‐L. S., Istanbulluoglu E., McGuire L. A., Niu G.‐Y., Poulos M. J., Rasmussen C., Richardson P., Swetnam T. L., and Tucker G. E. (2018): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(5): 1133–1154 Cross-CZO
Erosion and channel changes due to extreme flooding in the Fourmile Creek catchment, Colorado . Wicherski, W, Dethier, DP, and Ouimet, WB (2018): Geomorphology 294: 87-98
Topoclimate effects on growing season length and montane conifer growth in complex terrain . Barnard, DM, Barnard, HR, and Molotch, NP (2017): Environmental Research Letters 12
Reviews and syntheses: on the roles trees play in building and plumbing the critical zone. Brantley, Susan L., David M. Eissenstat, Jill A. Marshall, Sarah E. Godsey, Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Diana L. Karwan, Shirley A. Papuga, Joshua Roering, Todd E. Dawson, Jaivime Evaristo, Oliver Chadwick, Jeffrey J. McDonnell, Kathleen C. Weathers (2017): Biogeosciences, 14, 5115-5142 Cross-CZO National
Impacts of increasing aridity and wildfires on aerosol loading in the intermountain western US. Hallar, A.G., N.P. Molotch, J. Hand, L.R. Lestak, I.B. McCubbin, B. Livneh, R. Petersen, J. Michalsky, D. Lowenthal (2017): Environmental Research Letters, 12(1): article 014006
Short-Term Wildfire Impacts in a Rocky Mountain Catchment: Searching for Evidence of Riverine Black Carbon Transport after the Cold Springs Wildfire. Ragar, Dillon (2017): Senior honors thesis, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado.
Gilbert’s soil production paradigm and a critical zone’s size-dependent fractionation of particles. Richter, D.deB., J. Austin, R. Anderson, A. Bacon, S. Brantley, Z. Brecheisen, A. Cherkinsky, W.S. Holbrook, V. Marcon, J.Pachon, P. Schroeder, A. Thompson, and A. Wade (2017): Critical Zone Science: Current Advances and Future Opportunities, Arlington, VA, 4-6 June, 2017 Cross-CZO
Gilbert's soil production paradigm applied to a critical zone's fractionation of particle sizes. Richter, Daniel deB., Jason Austin, Robert S Anderson, Allan R Bacon, Susan L Brantley, Zachary Brecheisen, Paul A Schroeder, Anna Wade, W. Steven Holbrook, Virginia Marcon, Aaron Thompson (2017): American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 11-15 December 2017 Cross-CZO
Quantifying the effects of wildfire on changes in soil properties by surface burning of soils from the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory. Wieting, C., Ebel, B. A., Singha, K. (2017): Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies Volume 13, October 2017, Pages 43-57
Relic DNA is abundant in soil and obscures estimates of soil microbial diversity. Carini, P., Marsden, P.J., Leff, J.W., Morgan, E.E., Strickland, M., and Fierer, N. (2016): bioRxiv preprint
Assessing the effect of a major storm on 10Be concentrations and inferred basin-averaged denudation rates. Foster, M.A. and Anderson, R.S. (2016): Quaternary Geochronology 34: 58-68
Examining diel patterns of soil and xylem moisture using electrical resistivity imaging. Mares, R., Barnard, H. R., Mao, D., Revil, A., Singha, K. (2016): Journal of Hydrology 536 (2016) 327–338
A method for simultaneous measurement of soil bacterial abundances and community composition via 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Smets, W., J.W. Leff, M.A. Bradford, R.L. McCulley, S. Lebeer, N. Fierer (2016): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 96: 145-151
Gophers as geomorphic agents in the Colorado Front Range . Winchell, E.W., Anderson, R.S., (2016): Geomorphology 264: 41-51
Weathering, exhumation, and sediment production in granite steeplands. Anderson, SP, Foster, MA, Anderson, RS, and Anderson, SW (2015): 25th Goldschmidt, Prague, August 16-21, 2015.
Complex terrain alters temperature and moisture limitations of forest soil respiration across a semiarid to subalpine gradient . Berryman, E.M., Barnard, H.R., *Adams, H.R., *Burns, M.A., Gallo, E., and Brooks, P.D. (2015): Journal of Geophysical Research- Biogeosciences, 120, 707-723
Aspect-dependent soil saturation and insight into debris-flow initiation during extreme rainfall in the Colorado Front Range. Ebel, B.A., Rengers, F. K., and Tucker, G.E. (2015): Geology 43 (8): 659-662
Verrucomicrobia and their role in soil methanol consumption. Fierer, N (2015): B21J-02 Microbial Controls of Biogeochemical Cycling I, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Influence of Leaching Solution and Catchment Location on the Fluorescence of Water-Soluble Organic Matter. Gabor, R. S., Burns, M. A., Lee, R. H., Elg, J. B., Kemper, C. J., Barnard, H. R, and McKnight, D. M. (2015): Environmental Science & Technology Article ASAP
Geophysical imaging reveals topographic stress control of bedrock weathering. St. Clair, J., S. Moon, W. S. Holbrook, J. T. Perron, C. S. Riebe, S. J. Martel, B. Carr, C. Harman, K. Singha, D. deB. Richter (2015): Science 350 (6260): 534-538 Cross-CZO National
Spatial and temporal variations in meteoric 10Be inventories and long-term deposition rates, Colorado Front Range. Wyshnytzky, C., Ouimet WB, McCarthy, J, Dethier, DP, Shroba, RR, Bierman, PR, and Rood, DH (2015): Quaternary Science Reviews
From the litter layer to the saprolite: Chemical changes in water-soluble soil organic matter and their correlation to microbial community composition. Gabor, R., Eilers, K., McKnight, D., Fierer, N., Andersond, S. (2014): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 68 (2014) 166e176
Analysis and modeling of gully headcut dynamics, North American high plains. Rengers, F. K., & Tucker, G. E. (2014): Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 119(5), 983-1003.
Rock damage and regolith transport by frost: an example of climate modulation of the geomorphology of the critical zone. Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P., and Tucker, G.E. (2013): EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS Earth Surf. Process. Landforms
Transport and Transformation of Dissolved Organic Matter in Soil Interstitial Water Across Forested, Montane Hillslopes. Burns M.A., McKnight M.D., Gabor R.S., Brooks P.D., Barnard H.R. (2013): Abstract H23F-1340 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec. Cross-CZO
Bridging from Soil to Ecosystem Goods and Services Provided by the Critical Zone. Field J.P., Breshears D.D., Law D.J., Brooks P.D., Chorover J., Pelletier J.D., Troch P.A., López-Hoffman L., Rasmussen C., Papuga S., Harpold A., Biederman J.A., Barron-Gafford G.A., McIntosh J.C., Litvak M. (2013): Abstract presented at AGU Chapman Conference on Soil-mediated Drivers of Coupled Biogeochemical and Hydrological Processes Across Scales, Biosphere 2, Tucson, Arizona, 21-24 October 2013 (Poster) Cross-CZO
A spectroscopic investigation of the chemistry of organic matter during biogeochemical cycling through the soil, groundwater, and surface water of the Boulder Creek watershed . Gabor, R., Eilers. (2013): PhD dissertation, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder.
A model for post-orogenic development of a mountain range and its foreland. Tucker, G. E., & van der Beek, P. (2013): Basin Research, 25(3), 241-259
Landscape scale linkages in critical zone evolution. Anderson, S.P., Anderson, R.S., and Tucker, G.E. (2012): Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 344: 586-596
Using the accumulation of CBD-extractable iron and clay content to estimate soil age on stable surfaces and nearby slopes, Front Range, Colorado. Dethier, D. P., Birkeland, P.W., and McCarthy, J. A. (2012): Geomorphology 173-174: 17-29
Digging deeper to find unique microbial communities: The strong effect of depth on the structure of bacterial and archaeal communities in soil. Eilers K.G., Debenport S., Anderson S., Fierer N. (2012): Soil Biology and Biochemistry(50):58-65
Exploring weathering and regolith transport controls on critical zone development with models and natural experiments. Anderson, S.P., Anderson, R.S., Hinckley, E.S., Kelly, P., and Blum, A.E. (2011): Applied Geochemistry 26(S1): S3-S5
The under-recognized dominance of Verrucomicrobia in soil bacterial communities. Bergmann, G.T., Bates, S.T., Eilers, K.G., Lauber, C.L., Caporaso, J.G., Walters, W.A., Knight, R., Fierer, N. (2011): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43: 1450-1455.
Mineralogic and Geochemical Changes from Alteration of Granitic Rocks, Boulder Creek Catchment, Colorado. Dethier, D.P. and Bove, D.J. (2011): Vadose Zone Journal 10: 858-866
Landscape-Scale Variation in Soil Microbial Communities Across a Forested Watershed. Eilers, Kathryn. (2011): Thesis, University of Colorado, Master of Arts, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cross-CZO
Exploring Links between Vadose Zone Hydrology and Chemical Weathering in the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory. Langston, A.L., Tucker, G.E., Anderson, R.S., and Anderson, S.P. (2011): Applied Geochemistry 26(S1): S70-S71.
Characteristics of a palaeosol and its implications for the Critical Zone development, Rocky Mountain Front Range of Colorado, USA. Leopold, M., Voelkel, J., Dethier, D., Huber, J. & Steffems, M. (2011): Applied Geochemistry 26(S1): S72-S75.
Assessing eolian contributions to soils in the Boulder Creek Catchment, Colorado,. MacCarthy, James A. (2011): Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts With Honors in Geosciences(Williams College) Cross-CZO
Strong climate and tectonic control on plagioclase weathering in granitic terrain. Rasmussen C., Brantley S., Richter D.D., Blum A., Dixon J., and White A.F. (2011): Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 301(3-4): 521-530, Cross-CZO
Solving a conundrum of a steady-state hillslope with variable soil depths and production rates, Bodmin Moor, UK . Riggins, S.G., Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P., and Tye, A.M. (2011): Geomorphology, 128: 73-84.
Meteoric 10Be in Gordon Gulch, Colorado soils: Implications for hillslope processes and development. Wyshnytzky, C. E. (2011): Honors thesis, Geology, Amherst College, 100 pp.
Geomorphology: The Mechanics and Chemistry of Landscapes. Anderson, R. S., and Anderson, S. P. (2010): Cambridge University Press, 340 pp. (Textbook; weathering chapter presents the critical zone description of the earth surface.)
Shifts in bacterial community structure associated with inputs of low molecular weight carbon compounds to soil. Eilers, K.G., Lauber, C L., Knight, R., Fierer N. (2010): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42 (2010) 896-903
Mountain Permafrost - a valid archive to study climate change? Examples from the Rocky Mountains Front Range of Colorado, USA. Leopold, M., Voelkel, J., Dethier, D., Williams, M., and Caine, N. (2010): Nova acta Leopoldina, v. 112: 281-289.k
Getting water into the ground and to the channel, Gordon Gulch, Colorado. Buraas, E. M. (2009): Thesis, Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Geosciences, Williams College 2009
Searching for unifying principles in soil ecology . Fierer, N., Grandy, A.S., Six, J., Paul E.A. (2009): Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 41: 2249-2256.
The influence of soil properties on the structure of bacterial and fungal communities across land-use types. Lauber, C.L., Strickland, M.S., Bradford, M.A., Fierer, N. (2008): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40(9): 2407-2415.
Physical and Chemical Controls on the Critical Zone. Anderson, S.P., von Blanckenburg, F., and White, A.F. (2007): Elements 3: 315-319.
Geomorphic inferences from regolith thickness, chemical denudation and CRN erosion rates near the glacial limit, Boulder Creek catchment and vicinity, Colorado. Dethier DP, Lazarus ED (2006): Geomorphology 75: 384-399.
Soils and geomorphology in mountains-- an example from the Front Range of Colorado soils and geomorphology in mountains-- an example from the Front Range of Colorado. Birkeland, PW, Shroba, RR, Burns SF, Price AB, Tonkin PJ (2003): Geomorphology 55: 329-344
04 Aug 2020 - Ruth Heindel (former BcCZO post-doc)’s paper was featured by the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface.
24 Mar 2017 - The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a professional scientific society, made up of soil scientists, educators, and consultants focused on...
01 Oct 2015 - Fourmile Canyon fire September 2010, burned about 6,000 acres in Boulder County, CO. Storms after wildfire led to downstream water-quality impairment.
07 Sep 2015 - PhD Student, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado
21 Jan 2014 - Rachel Gabor defended her dissertation entitled "A spectroscopic investigation of the chemistry of organic matter during biogeochemical cycling...
07 Oct 2013 - An Extreme Rain Event and the Hydrologic Response in the Boulder Creek CZO Persistent, heavy rain over Boulder during a 36-hour period between...
03 Oct 2013 - Heavy Rainfall and the Geomorphic Response During the week of September 9th, 2013, several days of continuous rainfall caused widespread...
12 Sep 2013 - With an enormous wildfire in the Sierra Nevada posing a potential threat to San Francisco’s water supply, city officials were busy planning...
16 May 2013 - Job Title: Section Head, Surface Earth Processes Section Agency: National Science Foundation Job Announcement Number: ...
02 Sep 2010 - Boulder Creek CZO unveils a web page flash app where you can view frames from our time lapse camera. ...