Brussels 4-8th July: International Conference on Environmental Geochemistry and Health

This is my pleasure to announce the coming event from 4th to 8th July in Brussels, Belgium:

The 32nd International Conference on Environmental Geochemistry and Health, with the following themes:
Theme 1 – Dust and Aerosol: Environmental records of Anthropogenic Activities and Climate Changes
Theme 2 – Isotopes and Chemical Speciation: Tracing Transfer Processes in the Critical Zone
Theme 3 – Geochemistry and Health

CZO SAVI Summer Interns Program - Deadline March 21st

The Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) represent a wide range of environmental and landscape settings. To enable broad understanding of the evolution, function and sustainability of the Critical Zone, the CZOs have begun to articulate scientific questions that are common and have value across the entire CZO network. Those questions are: What controls CZ properties? And processes? What will be the response of CZ structure, and its stores and fluxes, to climate change? And land use change?

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eLTER offers in-person Transnational Access to 18 well-equipped, long-term ecosystem research sites in Europe.

eLTER offers in-person (physical) Transnational Access (TA) to 18 well-equipped, long-term ecosystem research sites across major European socioeconomic and environmental gradients in 17 countries. 

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Fully funded PhD studentship (for UK or EU students) at Univ Bristol

Dear All, please can you circulate the following advert for a fully funded (for UK or EU students) PhD studentship at the University of Bristol? We would like to have student start as soon as possible (even this spring) so please instruct any interested students to contact us as soon as possible. Many thanks, Heather

Determination of the nature and origins of riverine phosphorus in catchments underlain by Upper Greensand

CZO SAVI International Scholars Program-- Deadline March 7th

In recognition of the global nature of Critical Zone (CZ) science, the NSF has provided funding to the CZ Observatory (CZO) Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) program to enable travel to CZ sites or pre-eminent laboratories overseas to further the investigation of the CZ. This announcement is an open solicitation for applications by graduate students or postgraduates (US citizens or green card holders at US universities only) to receive funds for international travel during 2016.

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Northwestern University invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar in Water Data Science

Northwestern University seeks a postdoctoral scholar to integrate Urban Water, Food, Energy, and Ecosystems Data (Urban Water FEED) to improve urban systems efficiency and resiliency, reduce hazards, and support infrastructure planning and land and water management.

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Goldschmidt 2016 session on Weathering and Erosion in the Critical Zone

Goldschmidt 2016 in Japan
Abstract Submission deadline is Feb. 26th, 2016 (Friday).

11a: Weathering and erosion: quantifying and elucidating Earth surface processes in the Critical Zone and the sedimentary records


Lin Ma, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA. Email: