How to submit a proposal to the USGS Powell Center

Proposals for the John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis are due January 31, 2016.
If you have an interest and questions about how to develop a proposal for synthesis efforts,
please join in a
WEBINAR on Friday December 11, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time

Teleconference: USGS/DOI 703-648-4848
Toll free: 855-547-8255
Code: 571-323-83#

Job opening for NSF Program Director in Geobiology & Low-Temp Geochemistry (permanent or rotator)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Division of Earth Sciences’ (EAR) Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry (GG) Program. This position is open until Jan. 4, 2016.

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.

Supporting Material(s): 

Two Assistant Professor Positions, Physical Geology and Geochemistry, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso

University of Texas at El Paso
Department of Geological Sciences
Two Assistant Professor Positions, Physical Geology and Geochemistry

Call for Proposals; USGS Powell Center

The John Wesley Powell Center for Earth System Science Analysis and Synthesis fosters innovative thinking in Earth system science through collaborative synthesis activities. This mission is driven by the growing recognition that synthesis is critical to solving complex problems facing Society. To date, the Center has successfully hosted 36 working groups that have produced 70 pubs, many in top-ranked journals.

Discussion on how to measure the Critical Zone open until Nov. 25

The manuscript, “Designing a Suite of Measurements to Understand the Critical Zone,” by Brantley et al., which details the methodology behind scaling up from measuring “everything everywhere” at Shale Hills to measuring “only what we need” over the greater Shavers Creek watershed, is now available for online public discussion at the journal Earth Surface Dynamics.  The online discussion is open until November 25 2015, and is available at the following link, along with the manuscript and suppl

MS positions available in Critical Zone Carbon dynamics for fall 2016

I have 1-2 MS positions available on TA (RA pending) for this coming fall on projects related to soil and stream water C dynamics. One project will look at spatial patterns in river corridor C characteristics and another will use a comparison of experiments, field sampling and mining of existing data to investigate CZ controls on stream water C. Some background in geology is required for teaching intro geology courses.