The University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences seeks an outstanding candidate for a permanent Lectureship/Senior Lectureship (Assistant/Associate Professor) appointment within the broad area of environmental geosciences. Areas of scholarly focus could include but are not limited to environmental geochemistry, geomicrobiology, the digital environment and Earth observation.
A Special Issue of the journal Soil Systems entitled "Recovery Processes of Acidic Soils Experiencing Decreased Acidic Deposition" is now open for submission of manuscripts. For more details please see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/soilsystems/special_issues/recovery_acidic_soils
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 >
New Geoinformatics solicitation
A new solicitation has been posted for the NSF Geoinformatics (GI) program from the Division of Earth Sciences. Please note that there are substantive changes to the program, including the addition of three possible tracks for projects. The target date for submission of proposals is August 15, 2019.
The announcement of the program and link to the solicitation may be found at:
The spring edition of CZNews, the CZO National Office newsletter, is now available at http://bit.ly/CZNewsSp19. The newsletter features the upcoming Gran Paradiso Summer Course, an update on CZO educational resources, a feature on Katherine Wolkoff's art exhibition "The Critical Zone" and more.
Description: We seek a highly motivated student to fill a MS graduate student assistantship at Oregon State University to investigate biogeochemical links between nitrogen-fixing trees and mineral weathering in soils. The student will receive a MS in either Forest Ecosystems and Society or Soil Science.
The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Soil Science. This is a non-tenure track, faculty position on a 48-week academic year appointment with 100% teaching responsibilities in a fixed-term multi-year (3 year) contract with the opportunity and expectation for continued renewal.
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: