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Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons. Brewer, Tess E., Emma L. Aronson, Keshav Arogyaswamy, Sharon A. Billings, Jon K. Botthoff, Ashley N. Campbell, Nicholas C. Dove, Dawson Fairbanks, Rachel E. Gallery, Stephen C. Hart, Jason Kaye, Gary King, Geoffrey Logan, Kathleen A. Lohse, Mia R. Maltz, Emilio Mayorga, Caitlin O’Neill, Sarah M. Owens, Aaron Packman, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Alain F. Plante, Daniel D. Richter, Whendee L. Silver, Wendy H. Yang, Noah Fierer (2019): mBio Oct 2019, 10 (5) e01318-19 Cross-CZO National


Mercury sourcing and sequestration in weathering profiles at six Critical Zone Observatories. Richardson, Justin B., Arnulfo A. Aguirre, Heather L. Buss, A. Toby O'Geen, Xin Gu, Daniella M. Rempe, and Daniel deB. Richter (2018): Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32(10):1542-1555 Cross-CZO National


Ideas and perspectives: Strengthening the biogeosciences in environmental research networks. Richter, D.D., S.A. Billings, P.M. Groffman, E.F. Kelly, K.A. Lohse, W.H. McDowell, T.S. White, S. Anderson, D.D. Baldocchi, S. Banwart, S. Brantley, J.J. Braun, Z.S. Brecheisen, C.W. Cook, H.E. Hartnett, S.E. Hobbie, J. Gaillardet, E. Jobbagy, H.F. Jungkunst, C.E. Kazanski, J. Krishnaswamy, D. Markewitz, K. O’Neill, C.S. Riebe, P. Schroeder, C. Siebe, W.L. Silver, A. Thompson, A. Verhoef, G. Zhang (2018): Biogeosciences 15: 4815-4832 Cross-CZO National


Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Shale Hills in the Context of Shaver's Creek Watershed. Brantley Susan, White Timothy, West Nicole, Williams Jennifer, Forsythe Brandon, Shapich Dan, Kaye Jason, Lin Hangsheng (Henry), Shi Yuning, Kaye Margot, Herndon Elizabeth, Davis Kenneth, He Yuting, Eissenstat David, Weitzman Julie, DiBiase Roman, Li Li, Reed Warren, Brubaker Kristen, Gu Xin (2018): Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180092


The Effect of Lithology and Agriculture at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Li Li, DiBiase Roman A., Del Vecchio Joanmarie, Marcon Virginia, Hoagland Beth, Xiao Dacheng, Wayman Callum, Tang Qicheng, He Yuting, Silverhart Perri, Szink Ismaiel, Forsythe Brandon, Williams Jennifer Z., Shapich Dan, Mount Gregory J., Kaye Jason, Guo Li, Lin Henry, Eissenstat David, Dere Ashlee, Brubaker Kristen, Kaye Margot, Davis Kenneth J., Russo Tess A., Brantley Susan L. (2018): Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180063


New Opportunities for Critical Zone Science. Sullivan, P.L., Wymore, A.S., McDowell, W.H. et al. (2017): 2017 CZO Arlington Meeting White Booklet Cross-CZO National


Common Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) Infrastructure and Measurements. J. Chorover, S. Anderson, A. K. Aufdenkampe, R. C. Bales, S. L. Brantley, W. Dietrich, P. Kumar, K. A. Lohse, W. McDowell, D. Richter, T. White (2015): A Guide Prepared By CZO PIs, May 05, 2015 Cross-CZO National


Common questions of the US NSF–supported Critical Zone Observatories. Dietrich, W.E. and Lohse, K. (2014): A Guide Prepared By CZO PIs Cross-CZO National


Graduate Research Group White Paper: Cross-CZO Research Potential. Harpold, A.A., D. Karwan, J. Perdrial, J.A. Marshall, J. Driscoll, A. Neal, and C. Phillips (2013): Internal CZO publication Cross-CZO National



Full-3D Seismic Tomography for Structure of the Critical Zone. WANG W., CHEN P., LEE EJ., MU D. (2019): Chapter in Earthquake and Disaster Risk: Decade Retrospective of the Wenchuan Earthquake, 1st Ed. Y.G. Lee (Ed.) Higher Education Press & Springer Nature Singapore

Observing and Simulating Spatial Variations of Forest Carbon Stocks in Complex Terrain. He, Yuting, Kenneth Davis, Yuning Shi, Dave Eissenstat, Jason Kaye, Margot Kaye (2019): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (submitted)

Reply to the comment on “Particle fluxes in groundwater change subsurface shale rock chemistry over geologic time”. Kim, H., Gu, X., and Brantley, S.L. (2019): Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 514:169–171

What Controls Above- and Belowground Partitioning Patterns in Temperate Forests?. Orr, A., T.S. Adams, K. Naithani, M. McCormack, J. Kaye, D. Baldwin, Y. Shi and D.M. Eissenstat (2019): Functional Ecology, submitted

Developing boron isotopes to elucidate shale weathering in the critical zone. Noireaux, Johanna, Pamela Sullivan*, Jérôme Gaillardet, Pascale Louvat, Grit Steinhoefel, Susan L. Brantley (2019): Chemical Geology, submitted

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Using the Susquehanna - Shale Hills CZO to Project from the Geological Past to the Anthropocene Future. Brantley, Susan L., Davis, Kenneth J., Eissenstat, David M., and Li, Li (2019): NSF Award # 1331726 - Annual Report: Year 6

Using the Susquehanna - Shale Hills CZO to Project from the Geological Past to the Anthropocene Future. Brantley, Susan L., Davis, Kenneth J., Eissenstat, David M., and Li, Li (2018): NSF Award # 1331726 - Annual Report: Year 5

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EAGER SitS: Emergent Properties during Soil Formation at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Brantley, S.L., Nyblade, A., Regan, J., Forsythe, B., Hodges, C., Kaye, J. (2019): NSF/DARPA/ARPA-E Signals in the Soil Conference in the National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia

Broadening the Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in the Geosciences Using a Practical Field Camp Experience in Geophysics. Keating, Kristina, Gregory J. Mount, Jonathan Nyquist, Jorden L. Hayes, Alexander Gates, Susan L Brantley, Ellen Iverson, Kristin O’Connell, and Jennifer Zan Williams (2019): Pittcon 2019, Philadelphia, PA, March 19-21

Understanding flow transport in the Critical Zone using 3D electrical resistivity imaging. Saneiyan, S., Robinson, J., Slater, L., Brantley, S.L., Mount, G.J., Forsythe, B. (2018): SAGEEP 2018 Meeting. 25-29 March, Nashville, TN

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SURFACE WATER-SEDIMENT INTERACTIONS: EXAMPLES FROM PRISTINE AND CONTAMINATED CATCHMENTS. Hoagland, Nell Elizabeth (2018): Doctor of Philosophy, Geosciences and Biogeochemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, p. 270

Lithological controls on soil properties of temperate forest ecosystems in central Pennsylvania. Hill, L. (2017): Master of Science, Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University, p. 89

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