Academic Assistant (Post-Doc Position)

The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg (Germany, State of Brandenburg) offers as soon as possible a position at the Research Center Landscape Development and Mining Landscapes (FZLB) in Cottbus as an academic assistant (post-doc) preliminary limited for 5 years (options for extension will be c

Two Postdoc positions on soil carbon and iron biogeochemistry in tropical forests

Description: We invite applications for two postdoc positions across diverse skillsets that intersect with soil biogeochemistry. The successful candidates will conduct research into the role of iron redox processes on soil carbon mineralization in humid forests within the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Puerto Rico.

 

Geomicrobiology Town Hall at The 2015 Goldschmidt Conference

Wednesday 19th August 17:00-19:00
Location: Club E

This event is for the geomicrobiology community to discuss the conclusions of two recent workshops held in Chicago, USA, and Beijing, China. The Chicago workshop was convened to review advances made in the last 15 years, infrastructure that has made these advances possible, emerging approaches that hold promise to yield major breakthroughs, and grand challenges ahead in the field. The China workshop focused on current understandings of microbial extracellular electron transfer with minerals as electron sources and sinks (MEETS) and key science questions and hypotheses for MEETS research. This town hall meeting will begin with two presentations summarizing the workshops, followed by time for comments and discussion on conclusions and the potential for international research collaborations.

Last call - Symposium "Observing Ecosystem Transition"

Understanding ecosystem transitions is more important than ever and critical zone observatories shall contribute to this issue. The Symposium "Observing Ecosystem Transition" (28 - 29 September 2015) will discuss regime shifts during ecosystem succession and the role of critical zone observatories. The conference will take place at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus (Germany) and includes an excursion to the Chicken Creek critical zone observatory.

AGU Session Announcement on International CZ Research

Dear Colleagues, On behalf of my co-conveners, I would like to bring to your attention to an AGU-session on:

EP019 "International Critical Zone Research: Status, Networking and Challenges"

Session ID#: 8692

that we are planning for the Fall AGU Meeting (14-18 December 2015, San Francisco).

The deadline for abstract submission is already August 5th, 2015.

To submit an abstract to this session please visit:

AGU 2015 Session: Modeling the Critical Zone: Integrating Processes and Data across Disciplines and Scales

Session ID#: 7751; Session Description: Critical Zone (CZ) evolution and function depend on a suite of tightly coupled processes (e.g. meteorological, hydrological, geochemical, geomorphological, and biological) that are influenced by the surface and subsurface heterogeneity over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales.