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SSCZO offers multidisciplinary opportunities for research collaboration and student research. Check our opportunities below or contact Michelle Gilmore to learn more.

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AGU 2020: Sessions related to CZ Science

06 Oct 2020 - A list of sessions related to CZ Science at the upcoming virtual AGU 2020 Fall Meeting.

2020 CZO Webinar Series on Sustainability

17 Jun 2020 - For an updated listing of these talks, including abstracts, see /national/education-outreach/sustainability-2020/ The U.S....

Belmont Forum Announces Collaborative Research Call on Soils

20 Apr 2020 - The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research call on the theme: Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater...

CZOs at AGU 2019

19 Nov 2019 - A list of CZ-related sessions, abstracts and events at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting.

NSF solicitation: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2)

20 Nov 2018 - NSF Crosscutting CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2) Solicitation 19-528 DUE DATES Letter of Intent Deadline...

CZOs at AGU 2018

19 Nov 2018 - The 2018 AGU Fall Meeting will be held December 10-14 in Washington, D.C.

Researcher Spotlight: Morgan Barnes

14 Nov 2018 - Say 'Hello!' to biogeochemist Morgan Barnes! Morgan specializes in the study of soil nutrient biogeochemistry, focusing on phosphorus in the Sierras

Researcher Spotlight: Jeff Lauder

24 Oct 2018 - Meet forest ecologist Jeff Lauder! Lauder's research focuses on Sierra Nevada Conifers and how they have been responding to stress during drought!

Multiple postdoc and grad student opportunities at UC Merced

12 Sep 2018 - Two postdoctoral scholar positions and multiple MS or PhD research assistantships are currently available at the University of California, Merced....

Researcher Spotlight: Ryan Bart

23 May 2018 - Meet ecohydrologist Ryan Bart! Ryan studies the interactions between water and ecosystems within the Sierra Nevada and other regions.

Researcher Spotlight: Caitlin Collins

13 Mar 2018 - Meet the minds behind the data! Caitlin specializes in modeling water fluxes from drop to catchment scale, tracking water through the Critical Zone.

Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

Gobi Desert Dust Helps Sustain California’s Sierra Nevada

28 Mar 2017 - A team of researchers found that dust provides a much greater amount of nutrients to vegetation in the Sierra Nevada than previously thought.

Are you looking for a paid summer internship? SSCZO is looking for you!

05 Feb 2016 - Open to undergraduates at any UC campus! SSCZO seeks an undergraduate intern to assist with field and laboratory research and equipment maintenance.

Job Opening: PhD in Critical Zone Science

07 Aug 2014 - PhD assistantship opportunity with Department of Geology & Geophysics, Univ of Wyoming

Job opening: Field Manager

07 Aug 2014 - Apply now for the SSCZO Field Manager position!  We are hiring a Staff Research Associate III. Position closes August 12, 2014 Position...

SSCZO multidisciplinary opportunities for research collaborators and graduate students

17 Oct 2012 - SSCZO multidisciplinary opportunities for research collaborators and graduate students

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Individual CZO observatories may have additional postings.
Use the above "move laterally" menu.

Opportunities are also posted in the CZO Email Newsletter and on Twitter.

Our partner CZEN may have additional postings.
Visit CZEN Jobs & Opportunities

Open Student Positions

Interested in other graduate and undergraduate student opportunities? Our researchers and staff may have a position for you. Contact Michelle Gilmore to learn more.

Other Research Opportunities

The list of people working with Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory is growing, and we want you to join us! We invite researchers of all levels to join the Southern Sierra CZO team.

We have a wealth of data and infrastructure available to the research community. To discuss potential collaborations, schedule a field visit, or utilize existing data and infrastructure at SSCZO, please contact Michelle Gilmore

Looking to add to the instrumentation or collect samples at our sites? Please contact Field Manager Erin Stacy for more information on site infrastructure, field logistics, and permitting.


Contact Us

  • Roger Bales


    UC Merced
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  • Alex Studd-Sojka

    Field Manager

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  • Xiande Meng

    Data Manager

    UC Merced
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