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Research and Observatory Catchments: Promoting the Sites Behind the Rich Legacy of Knowledge Discovery and Innovation
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  • Stephen Sebestyen,
  • James Shanley,
  • Theresa Blume,
  • Jonathan Duncan,
  • Julia Jones,
  • Catalina Segura
Stephen Sebestyen
USDA Forest Service

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James Shanley
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Theresa Blume
GFZ German Research Centre
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Jonathan Duncan
Pennsylvania State University Main Campus
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Julia Jones
Oregon State University
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Catalina Segura
Oregon State University
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Catchment studies provide foundational scientific knowledge that is relevant to policy, resource management, education, outreach, and public awareness of the environment and environmental problems. Through a concerted effort to highlight the catchments and catchment studies behind a rich legacy of scientific findings, we have led several efforts to promote long-term and place-based research at monitoring, observatory, and ecosystem study sites. Our efforts have included sessions at AGU and other professional meetings, a special issue of Hydrological Processes, and a CUAHSI Cyberseminar series on monitoring and observation at research catchments that span the globe. In this poster, we continue to promote the catchments and innovative research at those sites by summarizing our efforts and updating a map of the catchment studies that we have identified. Our primary objective is to stimulate discussion about the vibrant state of the catchment sciences, the sites that make the science possible, and how to move forward in coming decades.