The lasting influence humans have on Earth’s critical zone—and how geologic forces have mediated those influences—is revealed in studies of soil and carbon migration.
Scientists are resolving how plants, microbes, and lithology sculpt the structure of the critical zone.
In October, Eos examines a pivotal point for a field of science that’s starting to make a name for itself.
A new network that embraces scientists with wide-ranging experiences and expertise aims to solve the challenges of Earth’s critical zone.
The developing field, which unites Earth scientists to examine the planet’s surface as a single, unified entity, is unraveling the complex, interconnected processes that support life on Earth.
As human activity alters the Earth's surface environment in unprecedented ways, a comprehensive survey campaign is necessary to predict future impacts.