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2017 News

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December  2017

Make Our Planet Great Again: CZO National Office Director awarded French grant

28 Dec 2017 - Lou Derry (Cornell) is one of 13 U.S. scientists to receive a grant from French President Emmanuel Macron's "Make Our Planet Great Again" initiative.

CZOs at AGU 2017

05 Dec 2017 - Information on CZO award recipients, events, presentations, etc. at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.

November  2017

Observatory scientists volunteer with students at new STEAM Center in Merced

02 Nov 2017 - UC Merced scientists are sharing their research, stories, and expertise at Merced City School District's new STEAM Center.

October  2017

CZ themed issue of NAGT’s In the Trenches

31 Oct 2017 - This issue of In the Trenches explores the richly interdisciplinary concept of the Critical Zone (CZ).

Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

CZNews: Fall 2017

25 Oct 2017 - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.

Hurricane Maria damages Luquillo CZO

24 Oct 2017 - (Updated) Hurricane Maria has caused damage to both the landscape and the infrastructure at Luquillo CZO, Puerto Rico.

French sociologist Bruno Latour studies Critical Zone in latest work

18 Oct 2017 - In a recent interview published in Science, French sociologist of science Bruno Latour discussed the history of the criticism of science and its...

Register for hands-on, pre-AGU workshop:  Distributed temperature and acoustic sensing (DTS/DAS)

05 Oct 2017 - NSF's CTEMPs offers a two-day hands-on workshop on distributed fiber sensing. 9-10 Dec. Limited to 30 participants. Register soon!

September  2017

NSF News Release: Changes in non-extreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences

18 Sep 2017 - Analysis of more than five decades of data leads to new conclusions

“Voices of Fire,” a documentary film about wildfire in the West, is now available on YouTube!

05 Sep 2017 - Hugo Sindelar's documentary film about the Soda Fire, which burned the northern portion of Reynolds Creek and a total of 280,000 acres in just 7 days.

August  2017

Postdoctoral Scholar position at UC Merced with KREW and SSCZO

30 Aug 2017 - The Kings River Experimental Watershed (KREW) and the Southern Sierra CZO jointly invite applications for a postdoctoral research position.

Earth Science Week 2017 Video Contest

15 Aug 2017 - For Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute invites you to enter the Earth Connections video contest. Submit a brief, 30-90...

NSF News Release: What’s killing trees during droughts? Scientists have new answers.

14 Aug 2017 - Researchers find that carbon starvation and hydraulic failure kill drought-stricken trees.

July  2017

CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant program

31 Jul 2017 - CUAHSI is now accepting proposals for the Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grant program until September 30, 2017.

Call for participation in Frontiers in Earth Science: Biogeoscience special issue on CZ

28 Jul 2017 - Frontiers in Earth Science Biogeoscience research topic: CZ Export to Streams as Indicator for CZ Structure and Function

CZNews: Summer 2017

27 Jul 2017 - CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Summer 2017.

Carol Baird Graduate Student Award for Field Research — Apply by Sept. 30, 2017

21 Jul 2017 - New award announced for graduate students planning to conduct field research in the Berkeley reserves & field stations in 2018.

NSF Discovery: Can an ancient ocean shoreline set the stage for a tropical forest of today?

13 Jul 2017 - Researchers at NSF Critical Zone Observatory and Long-Term Ecological Research sites are finding out.

PRI’s The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change

03 Jul 2017 - The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change is now available free online from the Paleontological Research Institution,

June  2017

CZ Volume of Advances in Agronomy: Quantifying and Managing Soil Functions in Earth’s Critical Zone

23 Jun 2017 - Advances in Agronomy is a first-rate resource describing the latest research in agronomy. This prestigious serial contains major review articles...

UCTV: Southern Sierra CZO researchers featured on Sustainable California channel

21 Jun 2017 - University of California Television (UCTV) features Bales, Conklin, Glaser, Safeeq, and others on the new Sustainable California channel

NSF Discovery: Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds

21 Jun 2017 - Scientists obtain comprehensive view of agricultural ecosystems

AGI’s ‘Faces of Earth’ Series on YouTube

20 Jun 2017 - AGI has released its award-winning "Faces of Earth" series on YouTube for Earth Science Week 2017.

NAGT: Serving our communities with education and geoscience

19 Jun 2017 - From local communities to international efforts, education and geoscience both play important roles in our society. The National Association of...

May  2017

Contribute a classroom/field activity to NAGT’s Teach the Earth

22 May 2017 - Contribute a classroom or field activity to Teach the Earth.

CZNews: Spring 2017

01 May 2017 - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Spring 2017

April  2017

The frontier beneath our feet — an AGU commentary on the critical zone

21 Apr 2017 - AGU has published a collection of commentaries highlighting the important role Earth and space science research plays in society.

NSF-funded video series on ‘Human Water Cycle’

10 Apr 2017 - The NSF has joined with NBC Learn to release a video series, the "Human Water Cycle," that explores the connection between water, food and energy.

2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.

Field Course at Idaho State - Deadline to apply: April 20

05 Apr 2017 - This course provides an intensive, two-week introduction to the tools and techniques used in Environmental Sciences.

Registration open for CUAHSI’s 2017 Conference on Hydroinformatics

03 Apr 2017 - Abstract Submission for the 2017 Conference on Hydroinformatics is now open!

March  2017

K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

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...

Submit session proposal for 2017 AGU Fall Meeting by 19 April

08 Mar 2017 - Help shape the scientific program by submitting a session proposal by 19 April. Meeting will be held 11-15 Dec 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana

February  2017

Join the Eel River CZO—We are looking for a new Project Coordinator!

03 Feb 2017 - Application deadline: 14 Feb 2017. Part-Time (50%) Academic Coordinator - Eel River CZO - Berkeley Natural History Museum.

January  2017

CZNews: Winter 2017

25 Jan 2017 - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Winter 2017

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Reynolds Creek CZO)

18 Jan 2017 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Reynolds Creek CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

CZO SAVI Summer Interns Program 2017

17 Jan 2017 - Applications are being accepted for 2017 CZO SAVI Summer Interns until March 24.

CUAHSI Instrumentation Discovery Travel Grants

17 Jan 2017 - Applications will be accepted for the spring round of IDTG funding until April 1, 2017.

3-Year Postdoctoral Research Associate: Modeling social-ecohydrological systems

10 Jan 2017 - The Watershed Ecology Lab at the University of Florida ( and the UF Water Institute ( are...

NSF REU Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST), Summer 2017

05 Jan 2017 - NSF REU for summer 2017: Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST)

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