27 Oct 2020 - The 17th International Clay Conference will be held July 12-16, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey.
06 Oct 2020 - A list of sessions related to CZ Science at the upcoming virtual AGU 2020 Fall Meeting.
17 Jun 2020 - For an updated listing of these talks, including abstracts, see /national/education-outreach/sustainability-2020/ The U.S....
20 Apr 2020 - The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research call on the theme: Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater...
19 Nov 2019 - A list of CZ-related sessions, abstracts and events at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting.
12 Jun 2019 - Five students travelled to Union, South Carolina for a two-day site visit June 6 – June 8 at the Calhoun CZO. This site visit was the...
20 Nov 2018 - NSF Crosscutting CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2) Solicitation 19-528 DUE DATES Letter of Intent Deadline...
19 Nov 2018 - The 2018 AGU Fall Meeting will be held December 10-14 in Washington, D.C.
01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.
21 Jul 2014 - Contact the PIs at Duke, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Roanoke College, University of Georgia, University of Kansas, and the USFS Laboratory at...
MENTORING PLAN FOR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
The CZO will involve four post-doctoral fellows, one at Duke University working directly with the PI Richter, one at University of Georgia working with the UGA lead Co-PI Markewitz, one at Georgia Institute of Technology working with lead Co-PI Wang, and one at Kansas University working with co-PI Billings. The PI and co-PI’s will serve as main supervisors and mentors of the post-doctoral fellows in their institution, but the interdisciplinary nature of the proposed project will also foster collaborations among all post-docs and PI’s. Post-doctoral mentoring is important to the success of projects that employ the post-doc, but also to the post-doc’s growth as a scientist and scholar. Reinforcing the importance of mentoring is the rising competition among qualified scientists for faculty hires and other permanent scientist positions. The goal of mentorship is to improve core research skills and productivity as part of the development of a professional scientist. The goal is to facilitate post-docs as independent, productive, and satisfied scientists.
Depending on the specific tasks of each institution, the post-doctoral fellows will experience a range of scientific activities that will expand their publication record and expertise in soil biogeochemistry, hydrology, and ecosystem ecology, including theoretical modeling, and experimental work. Post-docs will participate to all the PI meetings and help coordinate setup and installation of instrument and experiments, and be responsible for setting up the space-for-time plots at Calhoun. In addition to such opportunities to improve scientific proficiency, and in accordance with NSF guidelines, we describe additional activities that will comprise the post-doctoral mentoring plan. It should be noted that this post-doctoral funding request encompasses tasks needed to prepare the post-doctoral fellow for academic positions. The activities within the plan primarily center on a close collaboration among the research team. In particular, the above-mentioned activities will be:
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