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Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds

Released from the National Science Foundation on June 20, 2017.

Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories at this link.

Corn is grown not only for food; it is also used as an important renewable energy source. But renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues.

Postdoctoral researcher position in Integrated Groundwater-Land Surface Modeling

The Catchment Hydrology and Spatial Analysis Lab (https://www.hooriajami.ucr.edu/) in the Department of Environmental Sciences at University of California, Riverside, CA invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position on Integrated Groundwater-Land Surface Modeling.

Postdoctoral researcher position in Integrated Groundwater-Land Surface Modeling

The Catchment Hydrology and Spatial Analysis Lab (https://www.hooriajami.ucr.edu/) in the Department of Environmental Sciences at University of California, Riverside, CA invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position on Integrated Groundwater-Land Surface Modeling.

5th Ileaps Science conference, 11-14 September 2017, Oxford, UK

The Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS), a global research project of Future Earth, will hold its 5th Science Conference in Oxford, United Kingdom.

The event which will run from the 11th - 14th September 2017, has the theme 'Understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges.' It is being organised by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology of the Natural Environment Research Council.

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Assistant Professor, Critical Zone Pedologist Position

The University of Kentucky is currently seeking a Critical Zone Pedologist, with a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level. This is a full time (12-month) tenure track position with an initial appointment of 65% Research, 25% Teaching and 10% Service.

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CZO Webinar Series on YouTube

Thank you to all who participated in the CZO spring webinar series! Watch this series on YouTube. Keep an eye out for our CZO webinar series this fall. 

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Reminder: CZO Webinar "Policy Relevance of CZ Science," Tuesday, May 9 at 3pm ET

The last webinar in the 2017 CZO Webinar series is this Tuesday, May 9 at 3 pm ET with Steven Banwart (University of Leeds) presenting "Policy Relevance of Critical Zone Science."

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Registration is Now Open for CUAHSI’s 2017 Conference on Hydroinformatics

Registration is Now Open for CUAHSI’s 2017 Conference on Hydroinformatics:
Swimming in Data Without Drowning in the Deluge

July 25-27, 2017 || The University of Alabama || Tuscaloosa, AL
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 15th
Regular Registration Deadline: July 10th

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Assistant Professor Position – Soil Physics

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA is looking to hire an Assistant Professor in Soil Physics.

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CZNews: Spring 2017

The 2017 spring edition of CZNews, the CZO National Office newsletter, is now available at http://criticalzone.org/national/news/story/cznews-spring-2017/. The newsletter features an update on CZO, LTER and NEON collaboration, CZO presence at the 2017 NE-NC GSA Joint Section Meeting, an InTeGrate undergraduate course on CZ science and more.