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CZO Agenda for 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:21:43 +0000

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Monday, December 11, 2017 - 16:15 to Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:15

The NSF-funded Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) and National Office will be well represented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans, Louisiana (Dec.11-15). Over 170 posters and presentations will be made by the CZO community in numerous sessions spanning Monday through Friday of the meeting -- see attached agenda for a list of these presentations.

CZO personnel will be available to meet with you in the Exhibit Hall throughout the meeting - please stop by Booth #2032 to say hello and learn about what is new in the CZO program heading into 2018.

In addition, the CZOs will host a Town Hall on Thursday, December 14 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm (local time) in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 208-209. Light refreshments will be served. 

Follow us on Twitter at @criticalzoneorg for updates throughout AGU!

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The National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Director of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR).

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:22:07 +0000

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Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:15

The National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Director of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR).  

The division director position represents an opportunity to help advance the frontiers of Earth Sciences as part of NSF’s leadership team. The division director oversees division activities, builds partnerships with other agencies and organizations, assesses trends in geoscience research and education, and helps develop research opportunities for the EAR community.

Open and closing dates:  10/26/2017 to 01/31/2018

Salary: $163,519 to $181,600 per year

Appointment type: One may apply for a permanent position, or for an IPA rotator or other temporary classification.

For more information, please visit:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483044300?org=NSF

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CZO Town Hall — Thursday, Dec. 14th at AGU 2017

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:30:11 +0000

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:30

The U.S. CZO program will host a town hall, "Critical Zone Observatories: Platforms for Collaborative Science", on Thursday, December 14 during the 2017 AGU Fall meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The town hall is scheduled for 12:30 -13:30 in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center rooms 208-209. Please join us for a lively discussion and light refreshments. 

Check out some of the CZ science being presented during AGU 2017. 

 

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Assistant Professorship in Hydrogeology at Fort Hays State University

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:44:33 +0000

Article Type: Job OpeningStart Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:45 to Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:45Responsibilities: The Department of Geosciences at Fort Hays State University is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, nine-month Assistant-Professor of hydrogeology starting August 2018. Teaching duties include a typical load of 12 credit hours (3–4 courses) per semester. Online and summer teaching offer opportunities for supplemental salary. Other duties include research, service, and advising of students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field is required (ABD will be considered). Applicants must demonstrate effective teaching, communication, and interaction with students and colleagues. The successful candidate must have expertise in hydrogeology or a closely related topic. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach structural geology as well as develop and/or teach online courses for our successful Virtual College. Other geosciences experiences or expertise will be valued, including geophysics, geomorphology, remote sensing, GIS, etc. Collegiality within a department that includes geology and geography is very important. Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/ Application Documents: A complete application includes a C.V., contact information for at least three references, and a cover letter specifying: how your credentials match the job description, a statement of teaching philosophy, goals for scholarship, and expectations for student engagement. Review of applications will begin on 16 February 2018. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact: Dr. Hendratta Ali Chair of the Geology Search Committee hnali@fhsu.edu ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Geosciences has eight full-time faculty members and five active adjunct faculty with expertise in geology and geography. The Department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geosciences, and GTAs are assigned to assist faculty with instruction. Our offices, classrooms, labs, and research spaces are all located in a contemporary science building on the FHSU campus. The Department has a rock lab that, in addition to storing rock and mineral samples, houses petrographic thin-sectioning equipment, including oil- and water-based rock saws and lapidary wheels. Rock- and sediment-sampling equipment include a chainsaw core drill, a soil-sampling kit, a rock crusher, and a rock pulverizer. We also have water-quality and dye-tracing equipment for in situ geochemical monitoring and underground water flow and geophysics equipment including a magnetometer, a resistivity system, a seismic reflection/refraction unit, and two radiometers. Other departmental resources include a stable isotope geochemistry preparation lab. This lab is equipped with a fume hood (with chemical storage), centrifuges, a heating/drying oven, balances, vortex mixer, and standard lab plastic and glassware. Standard chemicals are available in the Department of Chemistry’s chemical store. Our GIS lab, housing 20 desktop computers equipped with software supporting GIS (ArcGIS 10.1), seismic interpretation (IHS Kingdom, Seisware 8.0), and subsurface mapping (Petra, Surfer, Strata), is available to faculty and students for classwork and research. FHSU is home to the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, which holds geology, paleontology, and zoology specimens available for research; it is also a federal repository for specimens collected from public lands. For more information about the department, please visit http://www.fhsu.edu/geo. FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant university community of approximately 20,000, located half-way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of n[...]



Assistant Professor Position at University of Wisconsin - Madison

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:23:41 +0000

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:15 to Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 11:15

Assistant Professor of Earth Surface Processes

The Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research interests in earth surface processes, including geomorphology, fluvial processes, hydrology, eco-hydrology, and watershed modeling. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain a vibrant research program in earth system geography, advise students in the department’s graduate programs, and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The faculty member will be expected to develop a high-enrollment undergraduate course and contribute to our graduate and professional programs through teaching of an upper-level quantitative skills course in spatial analysis, remote sensing, or process-based modeling. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, implement novel approaches to research, and who value collegiality and collaboration. The Department of Geography is an interdisciplinary and collaborative community of scholars engaged with the humanities, social sciences, data sciences, natural, and physical sciences.

To apply go to: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/496553/assistant-professor-of-geogr...

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Interactive Webinar - Harmonizing scale & process representation across CZ models - CZO/LTER/NEON/ISMC - Dec 6th, 9 AM MT

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:48:49 +0000

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:00

We invite you to join an interactive discussion on the spatiotemporal scales, process representation, and motivating science questions by modelers involved in the CZO, LTER, ISMC, and NEON communities. Specifically, we seek to identify previously unrealized opportunities for synthesizing understanding across modeling perspectives, gaps in understanding that require new collaborations and approaches, and key observations from within and across the different networks that could support interdisciplinary breakthroughs in near Earth surface modeling. The webinar will begin with ‘lightning’ presentations from several panelists, with plenty of time for discussion led by Pamela Sullivan (University of Kansas) and Lejo Flores (Boise State University).

What: Webinar, Harmonizing scale and process representation across the ecosystem of critical zone-oriented models and opportunities for cross-network synthesis

When: Weds Dec 6th @ 9 AM Mountain Time

More details and link to register: http://www.neonscience.org/opportunities/events/harmonizing-scale-proces...

Please email Samantha Weintraub with any questions. 
 

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Critical Zone session at NE-GSA in Burlington, VT

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:19:18 +0000

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 13:30

The 2018 Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeastern Section Meeting will be held in in Burlington, VT on March 18-20th. 
Abstract submission deadline is December 12th, 2017.

Please consider submitting an abstract to theme session T5: “Critical Zone Processes, Function, and Resiliency: Challenges and Opportunities”.

Organizers: Julia Perdrial (University of Vermont) and Tim White (Penn State University)

Session Description: The Critical Zone (CZ) spans from the top of the vegetative canopy to the actively cycled groundwater and provides life sustaining services, however, the Anthropocene poses challenges to the sustainability of the CZ. We encourage contributions that investigate the CZ with a focus on CZ functions and/or resilience and stresses related to the Anthropocene.

Look for more info here: https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/Sections/ne/2...

 

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NE-GSA session

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:15:24 +0000

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:15

Hi all,

Tim White and I are organizing a session on “Critical Zone Processes, Function, and Resiliency: Challenges and Opportunities” (Theme #5), please consider submitting an abstract!

NE-GSA is in Burlington, VT, March 18-20th 2018. Abstract submission deadline is December 12th 2017.

Look for more info here: https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/Sections/ne/2...

Here is a brief description of our session, you will see it is quite general: The Critical Zone (CZ) spans from the top of the vegetative canopy to the actively cycled groundwater and provides life sustaining services, however, the Anthropocene poses challenges to the sustainability of the CZ. We encourage contributions that investigate the CZ with a focus on CZ functions and/or resilience and stresses related to the Anthropocene.

Hope to see you in Burlington!

Cheers

Julia and Tim

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Critical zone sessions at CMWR conference, Saint Malo, France

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:43:40 +0000

Article Type: Conference AnnouncementStart Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 05:45The 22nd CMWR conference (Computational Methods in Water Resources) will place a special emphasis on the link between data and models, in particular in the context of critical zone systems. The conference will take place in the coastal city of Saint Malo (France) from June 3 to 7 2018. The deadline for abstract submission is November 22 2017. The session most closely related to the critical zone are the following: - Computational ecohydrology: http://cmwrconference.org/program/sessions/computational-ecohydrology/ - Integrated hydrologic models of coupled surface and subsurface flow: http://cmwrconference.org/program/sessions/integrated-hydrologic-models-... - Modeling solute turnover with landscapes: http://cmwrconference.org/program/sessions/modeling-solute-turnover-with... - Observatories, remote sensing, data-driven modeling: http://cmwrconference.org/program/sessions/novel-developments-and-data-i... - Reactive transport modeling: http://cmwrconference.org/program/sessions/reactive-transport-modeling/ - Subsurface biogeochemistry: http://cmwrconference.org/program/sessions/subsurface-biogeochemistry/ Four invited speakers will present topics closely related to the critical zone: - Yin Fang, "Three critical zone depths" http://cmwrconference.org/program/keynote-speakers/ying-fan/ - Stefan Kollet "Groundwater to atmosphere simulations under human water use conditions over the European continent" http://cmwrconference.org/program/keynote-speakers/stefan-kollet/ - Praveen Kumar "Simulation based exploration of critical zone dynamics" http://cmwrconference.org/program/keynote-speakers/praveen-kumar/ - Kate Maher "Response of biogeochemical interfaces to hydrologic fluctuations: the ultimate control on water quality ?" http://cmwrconference.org/program/keynote-speakers/kate-maher/ Group content visibility: Public - accessible to all site users[...]



Two funded PhD positions in critical zone hydrology at Johns Hopkins

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:10:12 +0000

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 17:15

The Landscape Hydrology Lab at Johns Hopkins University is looking to recruit two new PhD students interested in a variety of topics in hydrologic science.

One position is suited to a student interested in combining field research, data analysis and some modeling to address questions related to water quality and quantity in watersheds. Ideal candidates will have a background that includes hydrology, geology, environmental chemistry, environmental or earth science, and an interest in advancing their mathematical and computational modeling skills. Experience in field data collection and research is highly desirable.

The other position is suited to a student interested in data analysis and computational model development aimed at improving understanding and prediction of water flow and transport in the landscape. Candidates might have a background in hydrology, engineering, physics, or math, but would ideally also have an interest in collecting or analyzing environmental data. Experience in numerical modeling and research is highly desirable.

Both positions will receive full funding for up to 5 years of study, assuming satisfactory progress in the program.

The Landscape Hydrology Lab (landscapehydrology.squarespace.com) is led by Dr Ciaran Harman, and addresses a variety of questions about flow and transport in the evolving critical zone of the landscape. We use field, modeling and experimental approaches to advance fundamental understanding, and translate understanding into new tools and methods. As a research group we aim to foster a collaborative academic environment with each other and with colleagues across the university, and have particularly close connections to earth and planetary sciences, and public health divisions of the university. Johns Hopkins is a top-tier research university, and the department is one of the top-ranked Environmental Engineering programs in the country. It is located in Baltimore, Maryland, which has a vibrant culture, close proximity to DC and NYC, and a low cost of living.

Applications received by December 10th will be reviewed with highest priority. Apply at grad.jhu.edu/apply. Contact Dr Harman (charman1@jhu.edu) to discuss the opportunities, or Academic Coordinator Adena Rojas (arojas@jhu.edu) if you have any questions about the application process.

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