Critical Zone economics article in current issue of Sustainability

Title: Economic Valuation of Earth’s Critical Zone: A Pilot Study of the Zhangxi Catchment, China


Wan Nie , Hongyan Guo, Lei Yang, Yaoyang Xu, Gang Li, Xiaohong Ruan, Yongguan Zhu, Liding Chen, and Steven A. Banwart

Sustainability, Vol. 12, 1699; doi:10.3390/su12041699



Soil Functions and Critical Zone article in current Annual Reviews

Dear CZEN colleagues - please have a look at our article on soil functions in the current issue of Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences.


Title: Soil Functions: Connecting Earth's Critical Zone

Steven A. Banwart, Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis, Yong-Guan Zhu, Caroline L. Peacock, and Donald L. Sparks

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Vol. 47:333-359

Feature-Length Documentary: “The Education of Bruno Latour: From the Critical Zone to the Anthropocene”

Celebrated French philosopher Bruno Latour travels with Duke University Critical Zone scientist Daniel D. Richter, PhD to the John C. Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) in rural South Carolina to observe how deep soil erosion gives a more nuanced view of the Anthropocene. Read more >

CZ projects supported by The Council of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)

The Council of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) held its 3rd Session in February 2018 and evaluated 35 projects consisting of 22 ongoing projects and 13 new proposals. 7 new projects have been approved and 4 projects will be on one extended term, which means they will remain active without funding from IGCP. In 2018, a total of 22 projects will be financed by UNESCO and IUGS.

IGCP is supporting work on the following five themes: