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November 4, 2013 — Graduate student Jesse Hahm successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations Jesse!
October 31, 2013 — The manuscript "Geophysical Constraints on Deep Weathering and Water Storage Potential in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory" has been accepted for publication in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Cliff Riebe is second author on the publication.
October 28, 2013 — Riebe Lab Group members gave 3 talks in the Critical Zone session at the Geologic Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
October 26, 2013 — The NSF workshop, entitled “Drilling, Sampling and Imaging the Depths of the Critical Zone” in Denver, Colorado, has just wrapped up and was a great success. An international group of researchers met and participated in a series of brainstorming activities over the course of 2 days. We had great discussions and came to an important concensus about directions to pursue in deep critical zone research.
September 18, 2013 — The group has recently received three National Science Foundation grants in the amount of $527,410 to fund two research projects and one international workshop. The first grant, titled “Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory”, is part of a $5 million, multi-institutional, cross-disciplinary study of weathering and the hydrologic cycle in California’s most prominent mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. This will help support the work of PhD student Heather Rogers. The second grant, titled “Collaborative Research: Spatial variability in eroded sediment size and geomorphic processes inferred from detrital thermochronometry and cosmogenic nuclides”, will support groundbreaking work on combining cosmogenic nuclides and detrital thermochronometry and help fund PhD student Claire Lukens. The third grant, entitled “NSF Workshop: Drilling, Sampling and Imaging the Depths of the Critical Zone” will support an international workshop in Denver, Colorado, from October 24-26, 2013. Outcomes from two of the three grants will leverage contributions from the new Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG).
August 31, 2013 — Graduate students Claire Lukens and Jesse Hahm presented their work at the International Conference on Geomorphology hosted by the International Association of Geomorphologists in Paris, France.
June 20, 2013 — NSF has announced its intent to fund the group's work on quantifying variations in grain size and erosion rates of sediment in landscapes. The funding will help support Claire Lukens' PhD research. Cliff Riebe is the lead PI on this collaborative, multi-institution grant.
June 14, 2013 — NSF has announced its intent to fund the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory. Cliff Riebe is a co-PI on the grant.
June 10, 2013 — We've announced the timing and location of upcoming NSF Workshop: Drilling, Sampling and Imaging the Depths of the Critical Zone. Timing: 24-26, October, 2013, immediately before the annual Geological Society of America meeting. Location: Downtown Denver, Colorado (details forthcoming -- stay tuned). The workshop will be convened by Cliff Riebe and Jon Chorover (U. Arizona). Click here for details.
May 20-22, 2013 — Riebe Lab members and collaborators delivered 3 presentations at the annual Cordilleran Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America. The meeting was held this year in sunny Fresno, California.
April 18, 2013 — Jesse Hahm, Cliff Riebe, and Claire Lukens presented a cyber seminar entitled “Nutrient deserts of the Sierra Nevada Batholith and their effects on life, soil, and topography”. Click to view our recording of this webinar. User info: Java must be enabled; we recommend you do not use Safari browser on Mountain Lion OS. Firefox and chrome seem to be robust.
March 29, 2013 — Claire Lukens has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Fellowship from the NASA Space Grant Consortium. It carries a stipend of $20,000 for research to be performed in the 2013-14 academic year. Congratulations Claire!
March 27, 2013 — Jesse Hamm has been awarded an all-expenses paid trip to attend the Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate, Food Security and Ecosystem Services conference in Reykjavík, Iceland, May 26-29 2013. The conference is hosted by the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland and the Agricultural University of Iceland and will be held in cooperation with several international and Icelandic institutions.
March 25, 2013 — Claire Lukens has been accepted as a participant in the 2013 Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences workshop that will be held in Boulder, Colorado this summer, July 7-10.
March 22, 2013 — NSF has announced its intent to fund the proposal Drilling, Sampling and Imaging the Depths of the Critical Zone for funding. The grant, proposed by PI Riebe and co-PI Jon Chorover (Arizona U.) will fund a workshop to be held in Denver, Colorado this fall at around the time of GSA.
March 18, 2013 — Heather Rogers is traveling to Purdue University to develop techniques for processing magnetite for Be-10 extraction.
December 4, 2012 — Claire Lukens received a Horton Research Grant from the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). This is a prestigious award which includes a stipend of $10,000 to support research in 2013.
December 3-7, 2012 — Riebe Lab members and collaborators delivered 7 presentations at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.
December 1, 2012 — Dr. Sarah Konrad has left the Riebe Lab to assume the role of Associate Director of the UW EPSCoR Track 1. This is a good move for her and for the University as a whole, but she will be missed in our lab.
November 21, 2012 — Undergraduate student and lab manager Will White has been hired as an intern in Operations Geology by Exxon Mobil. We will all sorely miss Will but wish him the best as he takes the next step on the career ladder.
October 1, 2012 — Dr. Sarah Konrad joined the team to work on a new project involving quantitative analysis of landscape properties (a.k.a geomorphometry). Welcome Sarah!
September 1, 2012 — Sayaka Araki is leaving the team to return to Berkeley, California. She will be sorely missed.
August 27, 2012 — New PhD candidate Heather Rogers joined the team. Welcome Heather!
August 2012 — The multi-institution Southern Sierra CZO team was awarded a $1,000,000 1-year extension from the National Science Foundation to continue its work on quantifying snowline processes in in the Providence Creek watershed. The UW share (to Cliff Riebe) was ~$90K.
August 2012 — Student collaborator Franklin Dekker successfully defended his MS thesis at the University of Montana.
August 6, 2012 — Sayaka Araki and Rafeal de Asua welcomed their baby Leonardo Araki de Asua into the world. He weighed 7.5 lbs. and was 20 inches tall at birth.
June 2012 — Cliff Riebe and Darryl Granger were awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation to develop cosmogenic beryllium-10 in detrital magnetite for use as a new tool in erosion and weathering studies.
June 2012 — Jesse Hahm presented his work on landscape scale effects of bedrock nutrient limitations at the annual Goldschmidt Meeting in Montreal, Quebec.