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SSHCZO All-Hands


117 EES Building and the CZO field sites

SSHCZO All Hands 2018 Agenda

Wednesday, May 9th

Arrival of out of town participants
2:45pm – Virginia Marcon will meet Dr. Reinfelder in Atherton Hotel Lobby
3:00pm – 4:00pm CZO student meeting with Dr. Reinfelder (311 Hosler Building)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Li Li meeting with Dr. Reinfelder (311 Hosler Building)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Poster Session Set-up (2217 EES Suites)
6:30pm – Dinner Ying, Lili, Dave, and Sue @ Spat’s at The Grill

Thursday, May10th     ALL HANDS MEETING - 117 EES Building

8:00am – 8:15am – Welcome and Introductions to SSHCZO.  Talks are to be 10 -12 minutes followed by 5-7 minute Q/A session and 1 minute speaker switchover

8:20am – 8:40am – Synthesis Talk: CZO Research

8:45am – 9:30am – Opening Poster Session

• If a Tree Falls…Plant Regeneration and Resource Availability in a Tree Tip-Up Chronosequence (Dillner, B. & Kaye, J.)
• Preliminary Results of the Near-surface Geophysical Characterization of Cole Farms in the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, Pennsylvania, USA. (Mount, G. & Hayes, J.)
• Identifying the critical measurements in representing the hydrologic response at the forest catchment using model-data synthesis (Xiao, D., Shi, Y., and Li, L.)
• Heave and throw:  Aspect dependent processes drive geomorphological asymmetry at Shale Hills (West, N. & Zhang, Y.)
• Stratigraphic control of landscape response to base-level fall, Young Womans Creek, Pennsylvania, USA (DiBiase, R.A., Denn, A.R., Bierman, P.R., Kirby, E., West, N., and Hidy, A.J.)
• Investigating climate change versus land use controls on hillslope erosion and valley sedimentation at the Cole Farm study watershed, central Pennsylvania (Silverhart, P. & DiBiase, R.A.)
• Electrical Resistivity and Seismic Models for the Shale Hills CZO:  Imaging the Interflow layer (Nyblade, A., Delisser, T., Miles, R., and West, N.)
• What can we learn from GroundHOG?  From spatial and aspect contrast view (Marcon, V., Tang, Q., Del Vecchio, J., Hodges, C., and Szink, I.)
• What environmental factors affect sap flow in the trees?  (He, Y., Tang, Q., Szink, I., Primka, E., and Reed, W.)
• Water cycle and water chemistry (Xiao, D., Wayman, C., and Hoagland, B.)
• Everything we know about Cole Farm (Wayman, C., Silverhart, P., Hodges, C., Tang, Q., Forgeng, M., and Carpenter, N.)

9:55am – 10:10am – Team H1 Geomorphic constext for the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observaory:  implications for the “age” of the critical zone and the sensitivity to climate and land use pertubations – DelVecchio, J., Silverhart, P., DiBiase, R.A., Bierman, P.R., and West, N.

10:10am – 10:15am – Discussion of H1

10:15am – 10:30am – Team H2 Soil gas concentrations in the Shale Hills and Garner Run watersheds indicate different drivers of gas production and consumption  – Hodges, C., Kim, H., Brantley, S.L., and Kaye, J.

10:30am – 10:35 am – Discussion of H2

10:35am – 10:50am – Team H4  Assessing soil water movement using co-located estimates of soil moisture and temperature – Tang, Q., Guo, L., Xiao, D., Li, L., Eissenstat, D., and Lin, H.

10:50am – 10:55am – Discussion of H4

10:55am – 11:10am – Team H5 Understanding the hydrologic and geochemical control of regolith formation at the hillslope scale – Xiao, D., Li, L., and Brantley, S.L.

11:10am – 11:15am – Discussion of H5

11:20am – 12:00pm – Posters, Break, and Field Trip Preparations

12:00pm – 3:00pm – Field Trip with Ying Fan Reinfelder to Lake Perez for lunch, tour of Shale Hills, and a quick stop in Garner Run – meet in EES Building parking lot – sandwiches and water provided for RSVP participants.  Not all team members are required to participate; however, one from each Hypothesis team is required. We will emphasize depth of roots and where trees get their water.

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Featured Seminar by Ying Fan Reinfelder, Professor of Rutgers University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, will present “Three Hydrologic Depths in the Earth’s Critical Zone – Linking Hillslope to Global Processes ” in 114 EES Building

6:30pm – Dinner - Pizza with students and Reinfelder (217B EES Building)

Friday, May 11th          ALL HANDS MEETING - 117 EES Building

8:00am – 9:00am – Opening Poster Session

9:05am – 9:20am – Team H6 Sandstone ridges act as collectors for dust and overlying soil particles over 100 ka timeframes – Marcon, V., Hoagland, B., Gu, X., Kaye, J., and Brantley, S.L.

9:20am – 9:25am – Discussion H6

9:25am – 9:40am – Team H7 What are the most important variables controlling the land-air-ecosystem interactions of Shale Hills? – He, Y., Davis, K., Shi, Y., Eissenstat, D., Kaye, J. and Kaye, M.

9:40am – 9:45am – Discussion H7

9:45am – 10:00am – Team H8 Using statistical tools to understand spatial and temporal variability in Shaver’s Creek watershed – Wayman, C., Hoagland, B., Forsythe, B., Russo, T., Li, L., and Brantley, S.L.

10:00am – 10:05am – Discussion of H8

10:05am – 10:20am – Team H9 Understanding Hydrobiogeochemical Dynamics Using an Upscaled Simple Model – Wen, H., and Li, L.

10:20am –10:25am – Discussion of H9

10:25am – 10:40am – Team H3 Root Processes in the Critical Zone – Malik, R., Szink, I., Primka, E., Orr, A., Kaye, J., and Eissenstat, D. 

10:40am – 10:45am – Discussion of H3

10:45am – 11:30 am – Break and Posters

11:30am – 12:30pm – Review and Outcomes of January Science Retreat – Facilitated by Ken Davis

12:30pm – 12:40pm – Greg Mount, Assistant Professor IUP – GeoPATHS summer field camp

12:45pm – 2:00pm – Lunch and Discussions and Posters – 2217 EES Building

2:00pm – 2:20pm – Shaver’s Creek Research Collaborations (Joshua Potter, Lucy McClain, Justin Raymond, Doug Wentzel) 

2:20pm – 2:30pm – Discussion of collaborations – Next steps

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Break and Posters

3:30 – 4:00pm – Feedback from Reinfelder – Observations of the SSHCZO

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Science for the Future (pop-ups welcome?)
6:00pm – Happy Valley Brewing Company – for Social and Happys

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