General Announcement

NEON Science Summit

Earth Lab will be hosting the NEON Science Summit in Boulder, Colorado on October 15-17, 2019. This meeting will convene current and prospective users of data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) to explore major questions that can be addressed at continental scales. At this workshop you will further your understanding of NEON data products and their potential use, build a network of NEON data users, and help drive questions in ecology and environmental science.

Six volume book series 'Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone'

A six-volume series entitled Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone is available through Wiley. The series was part of the activities of the working group on soils at the Académie d’Agriculture de France (French Academy of Agriculture).

Volumes of 'Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone' include:

Free course materials on Critical Zone Science

If you are looking for ways to expand your department’s current course offerings, or if you are looking for new materials to incorporate in existing classes, consider using instructor materials from this 7-module, 15-week course on Critical Zone Science:  https://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/critical_zone/index.html

Request an Ecohydrologist

Hello Critical Zone Colleagues!

The AGU Ecohydrology Technical Committee is compiling a database of self-identified ecohydrologists as a community resource to help people find ecohydrology speakers/experts, and to take a census of the discipline. The database will be included on the AGU Ecohydrology website:  https://www.aguecohydrology.org.

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, h.buss@bristol.ac.uk

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

Call for Papers: WATER Special Issue on "Catchments as observatories of the hydrological and biogeochemical functioning of the Critical Zone"

Call for Papers

Journal: Water (an Open Access Journal by MDPI)
Special Issue: Catchments as observatories of the hydrological and biogeochemical functioning of the Critical Zone
Call for Papers Deadline: 
31 October 2019
Editors: Dr. Jean-Luc Probst and Dr Anne Probst

Supporting Material(s): 

Funded PhD Studentship in Geomicrobiology at the University of Bristol, UK

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, h.buss@bristol.ac.uk

Start date: flexible, ideally January-February 2019