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CZEN

Most recently funded projects for CZEN

A fundamental goal of CZEN is to encourage and promote interdisciplinary research among a network of sites, people and data that span environmental gradients. Until recently the fledgling network has worked to establish the most promising sites with only an eye toward the final goal. But recent awards by the National Science Foundation to support Critical Zone science proposals provide an important step in more quickly building the network. Researchers in the U.S. are encouraged to write proposals to pursue research that crosses the sites within CZEN.
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CZEN Users Group

Help and documentation for CZEN users about the site and Drupal.

This is a space to offer documentation and other types of help to improve the user experience and collaboration on CZEN.org. For help topics in using the site click the CZEN Users Group Discussion Forum link below.

group leader name(s): 
Greg O'Toole
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Worldwide Universities Network Meeting--PSU Fall 2009

Group formed to house all of the WUN talks at Penn State for Sept 9&10, 2009
group leader name(s): 
Timothy White
Steve Banwart
Katarina Michaelides

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The Critical Zone Exploration Network (CZEN) is a community of people and a network of field sites investigating processes within the Critical Zone, defined as the Earth’s outer layer from vegetation canopy to the soil and groundwater that sustains human life. CZEN members are a diverse group of researchers and educators who study the physical, chemical and biological processes shaping and transforming Earth’s Critical Zone. This research spans a wide range of disciplines including geosciences, hydrology, microbiology, ecology, soil science, and engineering. CZEN encourages all researchers working in the Critical Zone to join the effort by registering on this site and contributing content.

Nevada Climate-ecohydrological Assessment Network (NevCAN) Snake Range Transect

Moderated group

PI: Gayle Dana (DRI, NSHE)
PI: Nick Lancaster (DRI)
PI: Scott Mensing (UNR)
PI: Tom Piechota (UNLV)

CO-PI: Ecological Change Component: Franco Biondi (UNR), Jay Arnone (DRI), Brett Riddle (UNLV)
CO-PI: Water Resources Component: Lynn Fenstermaker (DRI), Laurel Saito (UNR), Dale Devitt (UNLV)
CO-PI: And many others

The Effect of Climate on the Terrestrial Sulfur Cycle

Last name: 
Amundson
First name: 
Ron

Using a Critical Zone Exploration Network to Quantify Controls on Earth’s Regolith

Last name: 
Brantley
First name: 
Susan

WUN Workshop on Critical Zone Research

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 (All day) - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 (All day)
“WUN Workshop on Critical Zone Research,” sponsored by the Worldwide Universities Network, will be hosted at Penn State on Sept. 9 and 10. Day 1 will introduce participants to recent advances in Critical Zone research in the U.S. and Europe through talks by Penn State researchers active at the NSF-funded Susquehanna Shale Hills Observatory followed by a visit to that field site. On day 2, the focus will be on how WUN can advance Critical Zone research globally beginning with talks that examine specific sites and articulate the scientific expertise/capabilities which can be applied in Critical Zone research. The meeting will conclude with discussions aimed at developing thematic strategies for expanding the Critical Zone Exploration Network.

Critical Zone Exploration Network Meeting, Wednesday July 16th, UBC campus during Goldschmidt meeting

To Critical Zone scientists attending Goldschmidt in Vancouver: On Wednesday afternoon, July 16th at 2:30PM at the Goldschmidt meeting in Vancouver, we are planning a small meeting on the UBC Campus. The building and room location for this meeting is Irving K Barber Learning Center- Room 260. Because this is a public meeting, we encourage all interested in the growth of Critical Zone science to attend. The agenda for the meeting will be as follows: 2:30 pm Introduction and CZEN Overview (Sue Brantley)
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