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2016 News

November  2016

CZOs at AGU 2016

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

TeenShale Network participants take to the stream

09 Nov 2016 - The 2016-2017 TeenShale cohort begins fifth year of water quality monitoring along Black Moshannon Creek, from Black Moshannon State Park to the...

September  2016

Critical Zone Profiles - Meet the people doing CZO science (Shale Hills CZO)

26 Sep 2016 - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Shale Hills CZO are profiled here, including students and professors.

Critical Zone Profile – YUNING SHI (meteorologist, research associate)

26 Sep 2016 - Research Associate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile – TESS RUSSO (hydrologist, assistant professor)

26 Sep 2016 - Assistant Professor; Department of Geosciences; The Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile – LILLIAN HILL (ecologist, graduate student)

26 Sep 2016 - Graduate student, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile - JOANMARIE DEL VECCHIO (geomorphologist, graduate student)

26 Sep 2016 - Graduate student, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

Critical Zone Profile – HYOJIN KIM (geochemist, postdoctoral fellow)

26 Sep 2016 - Post-doctoral researcher; Global Institute for Water Security; Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Pennsylvania State University

Shale Hills hosts eight-member delegation from China

09 Sep 2016 - To further their knowledge in critical zone research, a delegation of geologists from the China Geological Survey (CGS) and students from the China...

August  2016

Team takes a Sunday field trip to the new “Ag” site to explore instrumentation design

29 Aug 2016 - Investigators and students traveled to the Cole Farm yesterday afternoon, downstream of Shale Hills proper, to explore the topography of the...

Collaborators begin erosion experiment and microbial characterization study along the Shale Transect

15 Aug 2016 - Investigators Ashlee Dere, University of Nebraska – Omaha, and Sam Nath, University of Oregon, begin field installations for two new erosion...

Math Modeling Workshop participants tour the CZO

04 Aug 2016 - A cohort of twenty international graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career faculty spent five days at Penn State for an intense,...

2016 CZO REUs and RETs present summer research

01 Aug 2016 - CZO REUs and RETs presented their research at the CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium, July 24-27, 2016, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The presentations...

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.

TeenShale faculty mentors at State High “Spend a Summer Day” in the field

20 Jul 2016 - Early on a cool, clear, morning, five earth science faculty with State College Area High School gather with CZO team members to embark on a summer...

Shale Hills and Garner Run specimens collected for cross-CZO microbial investigations

13 Jul 2016 - Over the next year (April 2016 – March 2017), the cross-CZO microbial ecology working group plans to collect soil samples during peak regional...

Joanmarie Del Vecchio receives GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division Research Award

01 Jul 2016 - Joanmarie Del Vecchio, M.S. candidate in Geosciences, has been awarded the 2016 GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division Research...

June  2016

Penn State Weather Campers visit the CZO

30 Jun 2016 - Each year, the Department of Meteorology hosts Weather Camp and Advanced Weather Camp over two weeks in June.  The Penn State Weather camps...

Flux Tower instrumentation complete for the Garner Run catena

29 Jun 2016 - The Garner Run sandstone catena will have additional measurements coming online soon.  A LI-COR Eddy Covariance system was installed on Hunt 40...

Hydrogeophysics 2016 Workshop an interdisciplinary success!

24 Jun 2016 - Organized by Rutgers and based at both Shale Hills and Garner Run catenas, the 2016 Hydrogeophysics Workshop took place on June 23rd and 24th. ...

Susan Brantley has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal

11 Jun 2016 - We are proud to announce that Dr. Susan Brantley, Lead-PI of the Shale Hills CZO has been awarded the 2016 Wollaston Medal.

May  2016

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center hosts “What is the Critical Zone Observatory?”

27 May 2016 - To kick off the CZO summer display in the Lower Classroom at Shaver’s Creek, the Environmental Center hosted a poster session to learn about...

Fourteen participants engage in the PIHM developers workshop

26 May 2016 - The Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model (PIHM) developer workshop aimed to help developers understand the PIHM code and learn how to contribute...

Poster presentation at Shale Network Workshop wraps up 2015-2016 TeenShale

19 May 2016 - The fourth year of the TeenShale Network water quality monitoring project closes this evening with a poster presentation of their research at the...

Shale Hills CZO hosts Jorden Hayes for All-Hands 2016

16 May 2016 - Jorden Hayes (Southern Sierra CZO) was an invited speaker and visitor to the Shale Hills CZO All-Hands meeting in May 2016

Cross CZO Collaborator brings hydrogeophysical methods to the CZO

09 May 2016 - Luquillo CZO PI Xavier Comas, Professor of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University, joined the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO team along with...

April  2016

DCNR Environmental Educators visit the CZO

21 Apr 2016 - New this Year:  Educators from state parks around Pennsylvania traveled to Shale Hills (Wednesday, April 20th) for a half day introduction to...

March  2016

Critical Zone Profile - PAM SULLIVAN (hydrogeochemist, Assistant Professor)

23 Mar 2016 - Assistant Professor of ecohydrology, Department of Geography, University of Kansas

February  2016

TeenShale Network State College Chapter to hold first fundraiser

18 Feb 2016 - Earth Science students at State College Area High School will hold a fundraiser next week to help offset the expense of field trip transportation...

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