General Announcement

Biogeochemistry of the Critical Zone Book Volume: Now Accepting Abstracts

As part of the Advances in Critical Zone Science Book Series (Edited by Steve Banwart, published by Springer-Nature) we are pleased to announce the development of the volume “Biogeochemistry of the Critical Zone”. We are currently seeking abstracts related to one of the many thematic topics outlined in the linked PDF with abstracts due by May 15th, 2018.

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Announcement of an Effort to Expand the NSF INCLUDES National Network

Announcement of NSF Funding Opportunity

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Field Experiences in Microwave Remote Sensing for Agricultural Hydrology Training Workshop

April 24-27, 2018 in Gainesville, FL. Register by March 15th!

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Earth Science Summer Research Opportunities at the University of Arizona

“Biosphere 2 Earth Systems Research for Environmental Solutions” ( is a 10-week summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students participate in a variety of activities that will help them pursue a career in environmental sciences. They conduct their own research with a faculty mentor, interact with other participants and scientists, and present research findings in a formal poster symposium setting.

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Deadline to Submit Goldschmidt Sessions 1 November

Dear Critical Zoners,

The deadline (1 November 2017) for submitting sessions to Goldschmidt 2018 is rapidly approaching! Consider submitting a session to Theme 12: Soils and the Critical Zone!

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Contribute to Springer-Nature Book Series: Advances in Critical Zone Science

A New Springer-Nature Book Series: Advances in Critical Zone Science
Series Editor: Steven A. Banwart (University of Leeds)

An Invitation for Edited and Authored Volumes

The series editor invites proposals for edited or authored volumes for the series. All areas of Critical Zone science are welcome, particularly those drawing on recent outcomes of funded national CZO programmes.

AGU Session EP053 - Where things aren't: Understanding the role of porosity in the Critical Zone

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting your AGU abstract to EP053 - Where things aren't: Understanding the role of porosity in the Critical Zone. Our goal is to being together researchers doing cross-disciplinary work to examine porosity structure and evolution in the critical zone. Description below.

Abstracts due tonight! We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!


Nicole West, Jorden Hayes, Jay Austin


AGU Session H092: Plants as Builders and Plumbers of the Critical Zone

Dear CZO Colleagues.

Again, we would like to remind you to submit your abstract to the following AGU session:

"H092. Plants as Builders and Plumbers of the Critical Zone"

Last Chance - Call for Abstracts - GSA T20: The Critical Zone as Heterogeneous Media: Implications for physical, chemical, and biological processes

Dear CZ Community,

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Call for participation in special issue on CZ: Critical Zone Export to Streams as Indicator for CZ Structure and Function

In collaboration with Frontiers in Earth Science, section Biogeoscience, we are organizing a Research Topic titled "Critical Zone (CZ) Export to Streams as Indicator for CZ Structure and Function", hosted by Julia Perdrial, Ashlee Dere, Nikki West, and Pam Sullivan. As host editors, we would like to encourage contributions to this topic. Please find more information about Research Topics below, including the publishing fees that apply.