Journal Highlights

Tracing Water Through the Critical Zone

Editors' Vox—

The “critical zone”, the Earth’s surface and near-surface environment comprising air, living organisms, water, soil and rock, is now widely recognized in an integrated, holistic way. Researchers from across disciplines are studying the complex interactions between different elements. A recent review article in Reviews of Geophysics explored water in the soil-vegetation-atmosphere interface. The editors asked two of the authors some questions about methodological developments in this field that are improving our understanding of hydrological processes and vegetation response to climate change....[more]

-- Matthias Sprenger and Markus Weiler,