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We would like to draw your attention to the following special issue of Vadose Zone Journal:

Special Issue of Vadose Zone Journal
Solicitation of New Manuscripts

Soil‐mediated drivers of coupled biogeochemical and hydrological processes across scales

Guest Editors:
Michael H. Young, University of Texas at Austin
Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Juelich
Peter A. Troch, University of Arizona
Nicolas Brüggerman, Forschungszentrum Juelich

Scope and Objective:
This scope of this special issue follows the general approach taken from an AGU Chapman conference held in Tucson, Arizona on 21‐24 Oct 2013, entitled “Soil‐mediated drivers of coupled biogeochemical and hydrological processes across scales.” More than 115 presentations were given over three days, plus several breakout sessions and reports provided to the attendees. The Chapman conference was organized to review and discuss new strategies to observe and understand processes and drivers in the biogeosphere, particularly those related to coupled biogeochemical and hydrological
processes in terrestrial systems. The vadose zone was the target of these discussions. The topics presented at the meeting included transport and exchange processes of organic and gaseous compounds across the soil‐water and soil‐plant interfaces, monitoring strategies of soil‐mediated
processes and drivers from the local to the catchment scale, and the impact of soil formation and functions on ecosystem services.

The topics of this special issue will parallel those of the Chapman conference, but with attention paid to pursuing three main conclusions. First, although the topics listed above are connected by soil biogeochemical processes, many biologically‐driven functions are not fully incorporated into either conceptual or modeling approaches—how can they be better incorporated? We seek papers that highlight these approaches. Second, how can isotopic fractionation processes in CO2 exchange, evapotranspiration and shallow soil‐water exchange inform us about mass exchange at different scales and what cutting‐edge technological monitoring developments are ready to measure these processes. And, third, how can we use our understanding of these biogeochemical processes and the data we collect to communicate, the importance of the vadose zone and value of ecosystem services?

We encourage manuscripts from the general scientific community, as well as the attendees of the Chapman conference.

- August 1, 2014: Call for papers
- December 1, 2014: Deadline for submittal of first round of papers
- February 1, 2015: Completion of first round of reviews
- April 1, 2015: Completion of second round of reviews and selection of papers
- June/July 2015: Publication of special issue

News Archive
The 6th WGNE workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models Mar 17, 2022
International Soil Carbon Network Workshop 11/12 Nov 29, 2016
Vacancy Nov 29, 2016
Minutes of Science Panels meeting Frankfurt 17/10/2016 Nov 15, 2016
Vacancy Associate Professor of Agrohydrology and Biophysical Modelling at Copenhagen University Nov 12, 2016
Vacancy: CEH Soil Carbon Modeller Oct 28, 2016
Vacancy: CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Soil Physics & Hydrology – Townsville, Australia Oct 07, 2016
Postdoc (80%) Soil Fertility and Soil Protection Sep 15, 2016
Postdoc position “Factors controlling C-storage and turnover in subsoils” Sep 14, 2016
Postdoctoral Research Associate Sep 09, 2016
Assistant Professor in Soil Biophysics Aug 23, 2016
PhD Studentship: Comparative chemical mapping of plant-soil interaction Aug 23, 2016
PhD Studentship: Multiscale modeling of nitrogen uptake from the soil by plant roots Aug 23, 2016
Vacancy: Professor of soil science at Cranfield Jul 01, 2016
AGU Fall Meeting 2016, Session: Modeling the Critical Zone: Integrating processes and data across disciplines and scales Jun 30, 2016
Vacancy: Post Doctoral in Hydrological Modeling and Water Resources Management Jun 23, 2016
Vacancy: Postdoc Position, Univ of Erlangen-Nuernberg Jun 06, 2016
Soil4Life May 27, 2016
Vacancy at Forschungszentrum Jülich / ISMC May 11, 2016
Vacancies at the University of Southampton May 05, 2016
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity May 02, 2016
AgMIP 6 Global Workshop Apr 25, 2016
DOE’s Environmental System Science Principal Investigator meeting Apr 20, 2016
Follow-up Austin Conference Apr 12, 2016
White paper on soil modeling accepted in VZJ Mar 29, 2016
Vacancy: PhD position at the University of Southampton Mar 22, 2016
Vacancy - removed Mar 16, 2016
Vacancy: Scientific Assistant (m/f) TV-L E13 (100%) Mar 15, 2016
Vacancy: Doctoral Researcher (m/f) TV-L E13 (75%) Mar 15, 2016
Vacancy: Full Professor of Rural Water Management and Soil Physics Mar 15, 2016
The 3rd International Conference on Hydropedology Feb 17, 2016
Vacancy: Permanent support scientist hydrologist position in Tucson, AZ Feb 17, 2016
Vacancies: 2 PhD Studentships at the University of Southampton Jan 27, 2016
Vacancy: PhD Positions in Biogeochemistry and Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions – University of Florida Jan 26, 2016
Vacancy: Professor of Soil Resources at ETH Zürich Jan 25, 2016
Vacancy: PhD thesis offer: Establish a multi-scale model of the electrical signature of plant root architecture Dec 21, 2015
Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Systems Modeller Dec 20, 2015
Vacancy: PhD Position in numerical modelling at the interface of ecology and hydrology Oct 20, 2015
Vacancy: An academic position in Soil-plant-atmosphere system modelling Oct 08, 2015
AGU 2015 Session: Advances in Soil Biophysical Processes across Scales Aug 10, 2015
Austin International Conference on Soil Modeling Jul 24, 2015
Postdoctoral position to be opened in INRA Lusignan, France Jul 24, 2015
Postdoctoral fellowship available Jul 20, 2015
PhD position in modelling root-soil interaction available Jun 23, 2015
AGU 2015 Session: Modeling the Critical Zone: Integrating Processes and Data across Disciplines and Scales Jun 18, 2015
Postdoc position in soil chemical imaging/sensing Jun 06, 2015
Postdoc position in soil-root interactions modelling Mar 06, 2015
3 PhD positions in Southampton available Mar 02, 2015
Contribution to EGU 2015 Session Jan 05, 2015
Vacancies: 2 Positions in Aberdeen Oct 30, 2014
Vacancy: Professorship in Vadose Zone Processes Oct 23, 2014
Monitoring Soil Properties at Different Scales Sep 15, 2014
Postdoc position Bristol - AMUSED project Sep 15, 2014
Rhizosphere Biophysicist - 4 years PDRA at the University of Aberdeen Sep 08, 2014
Vacancy Sep 03, 2014
White paper - current version Aug 21, 2014
Special issue Aug 19, 2014
Position in Agroclimatology and Ag-Systems Modeling available Aug 18, 2014
Lectureship in soil biology at Southhampton Aug 07, 2014
Deadline for AGU fall meeting 2014-08-07 Aug 07, 2014
White paper Jul 25, 2014
ISMC session suggested for EGU 2015 Jul 08, 2014
ISMC session at AGU meeting now open for abstract submission Jun 26, 2014
Complex Soil Systems Conference - Abstract accepted Jun 25, 2014
Vacancy at FZJ, Agrosphere Institute Jun 16, 2014
Vacancy at FZJ, Agrosphere Institute Jun 16, 2014
Road map for white paper May 21, 2014
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