ARCHIVED CONTENT: In December 2020, the CZO program was succeeded by the Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net) ×

Multiple Disciplines

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Idaho State University, Boise State University and USDA-ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center established Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory (RC-CZO) to focus on soil carbon and the processes governing its fate. 

  • Global change biology
  • Soil science
  • Hydrology
  • Geology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology

Research highlights

  • Intensive study sites for measuring carbon input and loss processes.
  • Long-term continuous datasets for hydrological and land surface models to predict soil carbon storage and critical zone processes governing it.
  • Intensive characterization of carbon stabilization and destabilization in soils along gradients of lithology, climate, and land use.



reynolds Research Groups

View people and their activity per working group (foci and/or discipline based).

Discipline Tags

View people, news, events, publications, etc aggregated by discipline tag within and across CZOs. Most content is interdisciplinary and tagged with 2-3 disciplines.

e.g. carbon, nitrogen

Biology / Ecology
e.g. vegetation, ecosystems

Biology / Molecular
e.g. microbes, DNA

Climatology / Meteorology
e.g. weather, air pressure

Data Management / CyberInfrastructure
e.g. databases, Q/A, portals

Engineering / Method Development
e.g. wireless networks

Geochemistry / Mineralogy
e.g. elements, isotopes

Geology / Chronology
e.g. bedrock, age dating

e.g. landscape, sediment transport

e.g. seismic, radar, resistivity

GIS / Remote Sensing
e.g. maps, elevation, LiDAR

e.g. discharge, groundwater

Modeling / Computational Science
e.g. models, algorithms

Outreach / Education Research
e.g. assessment, interviews

Social Science
e.g. land-use history

Soil Science / Pedology
e.g. genesis, classification

Water Chemistry
e.g. surface water, solutes