Image: Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory post-doctoral researchers (L to R): Diana Karwan, Olesya Lazareva, and Carl Rosier. Not pictured: Audrey Sawyer. [Click image to enlarge]
2011 witnessed the completion of the second full year of the collaboration between Stroud Water Research Center and the University of Delaware on the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory (CRB-CZO). The goal of the NSF-funded CZO is to increase both scientific understanding and public awareness of how the water, mineral, and carbon cycles interact in the critical zone (defined by scientists as “the portion of the planet from the treetops to the groundwater that sustains terrestrial life”) to affect global climate change. Last year also witnessed the most extensive use of post-doctoral researchers in Stroud Water Research Center’s 45-year history, as four newly minted Ph.D.s made significant contributions to the CZO project.
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