The integration of hydrological, ecological, and geological information necessary to advance science on the “critical zone” is the focus of “Water Across the Critical Zone–Scaling from Local to Global Hydrology,” the Fourth Biennial Colloquium on Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Jul. 28-30, 2014, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The critical zone is the area near the land surface where interactions occur among rocks, soil, water, the atmosphere, and organisms. The July meeting is organized by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI). Click here for more information; or contact Emily Geosling, CUAHSI, 196 Boston Ave, Suite 3000, Medford, MA 02155; phone (339) 221-5400, ext. 204; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the the critical zone and its importance as an area of research, see Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science, National Research Council (2001), online at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=9981 (as of 4/17/14).