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2016 News

November  2016

Illinois Researchers on Improving Soybean Production

23 Nov 2016 - A group of researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to make soybeans more productive by reducing the number of leaves on each plant.

Soybean plants with fewer leaves yield more

23 Nov 2016 - Scientists predict that modern soybeans produce more leaves than they need to the detriment of yield—made worse by rising atmospheric CO2.

CZOs at AGU 2016

22 Nov 2016 - CZOs at AGU 2016: Agenda and award recipients

July  2016

Post-doc position: Water and Critical Zone Architecture

29 Jul 2016 - CZO seeks postdoc to answer fundamental questions about CZ architecture and hydrologic processes. Work involves data synthesis and building models.

AGU Abstracts due August 3: List of CZ Sessions

24 Jul 2016 - AGU 2016 sessions related to CZ science. Submit your abstract by August 3.

Clear Creek Watershed Research & Conservation Efforts: Jazmin Lopez and Sarah Parcher

21 Jul 2016 - Jazmin Lopez and Sarah Parcher are undergraduate students studying at the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, respecively....

Clear Creek Watershed Research & Conservation Efforts: Katie Goff

07 Jul 2016 - Katie Goff is a masters student studying earth and environmental sciences at the University of Iowa. As part of her research, Goff collects data and...

June  2016

Critical Zone Observatory Environmental Science Workshop

29 Jun 2016 - IML-CZO recently hosted a workshop to help teachers learn new ways to engage students in science learning.

Critical Zone Observatory Environmental Science Workshop (Clear Creek Watershed)

29 Jun 2016 - Nearly two dozen Eastern Iowa K-12 teachers attended a workshop Tuesday to learn about hands-on activities and lesson plans for engaging students...

Clear Creek Watershed Research & Conservation Efforts: Rai Tokuhisa

29 Jun 2016 - Rai Tokuhisa is a master's student studying hydraulics and water resources engineering at the University of Iowa. As part of her research,...

Q&A with IML-CZO Investigator Larry Weber (University of Iowa)

08 Jun 2016 - Dr. Larry Weber is an investigator for the IML-CZO who serves on the faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the...

Clear Creek Watershed Bus Tour

07 Jun 2016 - On June 4, 2016, the City of Coralville and the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted a bus tour of the Clear Creek Watershed,...

April  2016

IML-CZO researchers featured in ‘Hydrolink’ magazine

22 Apr 2016 - Three IML-CZO researchers recently co-authored an article in Hydrolink magazine which examined the Hydraulics and Sedimentation Laboratory (HSL) at...

IML-CZO Investigator Profiles: Marian Muste (University of Iowa)

15 Apr 2016 - During his first two years in the United States, IML-CZO investigator Dr. Marian Muste experienced two events that would become major news stories...

IML-CZO Investigator Profiles: Aaron Packman (Northwestern University)

08 Apr 2016 - Journalist Michael Pollan once said: “In one handful of soil there are more organisms than there are humans on earth and we are only beginning...

IML-CZO Investigator Profiles: Andrew Stumpf (Illinois State Geological Survey)

01 Apr 2016 - Between roughly 2 million years ago and 10,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene Epoch or “Ice Age,” massive glaciers swept across...

March  2016

Video: Critical Zone Observatories help U.S. plan for the future

21 Mar 2016 - The short video features the Intensely Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory (IML-CZO) with commentary from IML Co-Director Praveen Kumar.

IML-CZO Investigator Profiles: Adam Ward (Indiana University)

18 Mar 2016 - Farming in the Midwest provides food and energy for the rest of the United States and even other parts of the world but some of the agricultural...

IML-CZO Investigator Profiles: Neal Blair (Northwestern University)

11 Mar 2016 - While urban and rural areas are seemingly polar opposites the two different areas depend greatly on one another, according to IML-CZO investigator...

February  2016

IML-CZO Investigator Profiles: Art Bettis (University of Iowa)

26 Feb 2016 - Iowa poet laureate Mary Swander once said that the Hawkeye State has “the most altered landscape in the United States.” This...

Job Opening: Postdoctoral Scholar in Water Data Science

24 Feb 2016 - Northwestern University invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar in Water Data Science

Logjam Clogs Sangamon River, just as it did in the 1930s and ‘40s

06 Feb 2016 - About half a mile of logs and other debris stretches across the Sangamon River in Cass County about two miles from where it joins the Illinois...

BTN LiveBIG: Iowa students research water and wildlife in the ‘Big Muddy’

05 Feb 2016 - By Tony Moton | Jul 30, 2015 In the writings of Mark Twain, one of the activities Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn enjoyed most was doing a...

Iowa City Press-Citizen: Conference focuses on watershed, farmland management

05 Feb 2016 - Nick Fetty, For the Press-Citizen 7:27 p.m. CDT July 30, 2015 MUSCATINE – In both sports and academics, universities often compete with...

On the Radio: Big Ten schools team up in Iowa for the environment

05 Feb 2016 - August 17, 2015 | Nick Fetty This week’s On the Radio segment looks at a partnership between Big Ten schools to improve farmland and...

Midwest researchers come together for research project

05 Feb 2016 - Nick Fetty | July 30, 2015 Roughly 30 students, professors, and researchers from six different institutions met in Muscatine this week to discuss...

University of Iowa students get hands-on water quality experience

05 Feb 2016 - KC McGinnis | July 21, 2015 University of Iowa environmental science students are gaining tangible experience measuring water quality outside of...

EOS Spotlight: Conservation Farming Shown to Protect Carbon in Soil

04 Feb 2016 - A closer look at cultivated land informs actions to protect the vitality of our soil.

The Coming Blue Revolution

03 Feb 2016 - Review of P. Kumar's journal publication, "Hydrocomplexity: Addressing water security and emergent environmental risks" in Water Resources Research.

U.S.-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability Conference Summary

01 Feb 2016 - Summary of a conference and workshop dedicated to Critical Zone Science, Sustainability, and Services in a Changing World hosted by Purdue University.

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