Brantley et al., 2018 Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Shale Hills in the Context of Shaver’s Creek Watershed

The Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (SSHCZO) was established to investigate the form, function, and dynamics of the critical zone developed on sedimentary rocks in the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylvania. When first established, the SSHCZO encompassed only the Shale Hills catchment, a 0.08-km2 subcatchment within Shaver’s Creek watershed. The SSHCZO has now grown to include 120 km2 of the Shaver’s Creek watershed.

PhD Fellowships in High Latitude Hydrology

The University of Florida Water Institute Graduate Fellows Program (WIGF) is offering 5 to 6 PhD fellowships for interdisciplinary collaborative studies in hydrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, microbial ecology, botany, ecosystem ecology, and coastal hydrodynamics of glaciers, pro-glacial landscapes, and coastal systems in Greenland. Fellows will form a cohort and will benefit from integrative activities to enhance interdisciplinary skills as well as expertise in environmental civics (i.e.

Session soil-plant interactions - Theme 12 of Goldschmidt conf, Barcelona 18-23 August 2019.

Exploring the functioning of soil-plant interactions: data and models

Convenors: Frédéric Gérard (INRA), K Ulrich Mayer (UBC), Chiara Pistocchi (SupAgro), Federica Tamburini (ETH)

Proposed keynote speaker: Sascha Oswald (Univ Potsdam)

Teaching position in environmental earth science at Tulane University

My department at Tulane is hiring a non-tenure-track teaching professor. The load is 3 classes per semester. This prof will be expected to teach the introductory environmental earth science course (~120 students, has a lab that is taught by TAs). Otherwise the focus of the other classes somewhat depends on the expertise and interest of the professor. I’m happy to take questions. Ad is below.
Nicole M. Gasparini

Update - International applications welcome for a funded PhD Studentship in Geomicrobiology at the University of Bristol, UK

Update - funding now possible for international applicants, and deadline extended

PhD Studentship: Impacts of fracking fluids on microbial communities in shale basins

Dr Heather Buss, Professor Michael Kendall (School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) and Professor Fred Worrall (Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University)

Project enquiries: Dr Heather Buss,

Call for Goldschmidt 2019 Sessions closes 1 November

Just a reminder that the call for sessions for Goldschmidt 2019 in beautiful Barcelona closes on Thursday 1 November. 

Dear Critical Zoners! The call for sessions and workshops for Goldschmidt 2019 in Barcelona is now open until 1 November 2018. Please consider proposing a session to Theme 9: Weathering, erosion and the critical zone

Two openings for groundwater hydrologists - Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG)

The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) has two openings for groundwater hydrologists. The positions require an MS plus experience or PhD, in hydrogeology or a closely related field.