Conference Announcement

CZOs at AGU 2015

The NSF-funded Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) and National Office (CZONO) will be well represented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco (Dec. 14-18). Over 150 posters and presentations will be made by this community in numerous sessions spanning Monday through Friday of the meeting -- see attached agenda for a list of these presentations.

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Call for abstract: Novel developments and data-integration in complex biogeochemical and hydrological process models -- CMWR, June 20 – 24, 2016, Toronto, Canada

Greetings! We would like to invite you to join us and share your research in the upcoming conference in the Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR) at the University of Toronto, Canada, June 20 – 24, 2016 (http://cmwrconference.org/).  The abstract submission deadline is November 30, 2015. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested.

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.

B052: Multi-Scale and Integrated Sensing for Watershed Science

American Geophysical Union -- Session ID# 8983 Description: Gaining a predictive understanding of dynamic ecosystem and hydrological processes in watersheds involves complex surface and subsurface hydrology, biogeochemistry, and vegetation dynamics. Heterogeneous properties and responses are needed in sufficiently detailed spatial and temporal resolution. However, properties and responses must be averaged, translated, and/or upscaled to integrate over the entire watershed or watersheds. While there has been some progress towards developing multi-scale approaches to understand and predict watershed-scale behavior, the community still struggles to extrapolate knowledge beyond the point scale. However, advances in technology and interdisciplinary cooperation are changing this trend.