H2OSU - July 1, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010
(Please note: H2OSU will be distributed monthly during July-September.)
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OSU Water Related Events July 1-31

Wednesday, July 21 (all day) and Thursday, July 22, 8am-noon, La Sells Stewart Center - OSU Subsurface Biosphere Initiative Summer Workshop - There will be invited speakers and a poster session. The poster session is open to students, post-docs and faculty. FMI: garrett.jones@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2751.



photo of Christoph Thomas.Christoph Thomas Receives NSF Career Award

Dr. Christoph Thomas, an assistant professor of atmospheric sciences, received a prestigious CAREER award from National Science Foundation to work on "A new direction into atmospheric near-surface transport for weak-wind conditions in plant canopies". The project will study how air moves in plant canopies such as crops and forests where winds are usually relatively weak, and how it affects the transport of heat, water and momentum. Read more about his award on the Biomicrometeorology Group website. Congratulations Christoph!


OSU Water in the News

New Websites focus on Water Basin Restoration in Central, Southeastern Oregon (OSU News & Communications, 6/30/10) - Some of Oregon’s most spectacular landscapes and diverse natural habitats are on the east side of the Cascades – locations that are also at the heart of complex political and economic discussions around restoration and research.

How pristine are our national parks? (OPB, 6/24/10) - If you think our National Parks are pristine, unspoiled places, a couple of new reports might make you think again. Researchers studied eight national parks and preserves between 2003 and 2005. Stacy Simonich was one of the researchers. She’s an associate professor of toxicology and chemistry at Oregon State University. (See also US News and World Report and a related OSU press release). Features Staci Simonich, an associate professor of environmental and molecular toxicology.

Two OSU scientists named lead authors for climate report (Gazette-Times, 6/23/10) - Two Oregon State University scientists have been named lead authors for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, which will be issued in 2013, OSU said in a news release Wednesday. Dr. Philip Mote, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Dr. Peter Clark, professor of geoscience, are the faculty mentioned.

Using fiber optics to measure water temperature (Science 360) - Features video with graduate student Travis Roth (Water Resources Engineering).


Recent OSU Water Publications

Sayde, C, Gregory C, Gil-Rodriguez M, Tufillaro N, Tyler S, van de Giesen N, English M, Cuenca R, Selker JS.  2010.  Feasibility of soil moisture monitoring with heated fiber optics. Water Resources Research. 46(6).

De Stefano, L, Pedraza Gilsanz J, Villarroya Gil F.  2010.  A Methodology for the Evaluation of Water Policies in European Countries. Environmental Management. 45(6):1363-1377.

Usenko, S, Simonich S ML, Hageman KJ, Schrlau JE, Geiser L, Campbell DH, Appleby PG, Landers DH.  2010.  Sources and Deposition of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Western U.S. National Parks. Environmental Science & Technology. 44(12):4512-4518.

Conrad, ME, Brodie EL, Radtke CW, Bill M, Delwiche ME, Lee HM, Swift DL, Colwell FS.  2010.  Field Evidence for Co-Metabolism of Trichloroethene Stimulated by Addition of Electron Donor to Groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology. 44(12):4697-4704.

Hageman, KJ, Hafner WD, Campbell DH, Jaffe DA, Landers DH, Simonich S ML.  2010.  Variability in Pesticide Deposition and Source Contributions to Snowpack in Western U.S. National Parks. Environmental Science & Technology. 44(12):4452-4458.

Flitcroft, RL, Dedrick DC, Smith CL, Thieman CA, Bolte JP.  2009.  Social Infrastructure to Integrate Science and Practice: the Experience of the Long Tom Watershed Council. Ecology and Society. 14(2).

Ciotti, D, Griffith SM, Kann J, Baham J.  2010.  Nutrient and Sediment Transport on Flood-Irrigated Pasture in the Klamath Basin, Oregon. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 63(3):308-316.


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

Preproposal due: 7/14/2010. NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) (Full Proposal due: 8/12/2010).

7/16/2010. NSF Division of Earth Sciences - Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program.

7/16/2010. NSF Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics.

7/19/2010. NSF Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF).

7/20/2010. NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.

7/20/2010. NASA ROSES: Climate and Biological Response: Research and Applications.

Preproposal due: 7/22/2010. NSF: Informal Science Education (ISE) (Full Proposal due: 12/7/2010).

7/31/2010. Hugh Kelly Fellowship for Visiting Senior Scientist at Rhodes University (South Africa).

8/1/2010. NSF: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) .

8/2/2010. NSF: Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS).

8/15/2010. NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences.

8/15/2010. NSF: Political Science.

8/15/2010. NSF: Sociology.

8/15/2010. NSF: Cultural Anthropology.

8/25/2010. NSF: Research Experiences for Undergraduates.


For Students: Funding Opportunities

8/1/10. GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists.

8/1/10. The National Academies Research Associateship Program.

8/24/10. Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry, Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.


Job Opportunities

(all new!)

Monitoring Coordinator, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. Closing 7/8/10.

Lecturers, Hydrology and Water Resources (position 1) and Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (position 2), The University of Melbourne. Closing 7/21/10.

PhD Graduate Research Assistantships Hydrology and Hydropedology, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire.

Hydrologist (Groundwater Specialty), US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Job Announcement Number: NRO/DSER-2010-0012. Closing 7/12/10.

Hydrologist (Surface Water Specialty), US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Job Announcement Number: NRO/DSER-2010-0013. Closing 7/12/10.

Post Doc: Stream Temperature Modeling, Oregon State University.

Ecologist, AECOM, Seattle.

Senior Scientists, Hydraulic Modeler/GIS Developers (2 positions), Riverside Technology, inc., Silver Spring, Maryland.

Operations Coordinator, Calapooia Watershed Council, Brownsville, Oregon. Closing 7/14/10.


Other Items of Interest

University of Washington Water Center Closes June 30, 2010

After 22 years the Center is closing due to recent state budget cuts and changes in University of Washington program directions. Read more about the closure in a letter to constituents.


Other Related Campus Events

(none this time)


Regional Events and Conferences

July 1 - Abstract Deadline for the 2010 Sustainable Stormwater Symposium (September 15-16 in Portland) | Sponsored by the Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Environment and Water Resources Group (ASCE-EWRG) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).

July 8, July 19, August 5 - Rain gardens 201: A collaborative learning technical field class. Portland, Oregon. Three dates to take the one day class.

July 16 - Application deadline to make a presentation at the 2010 Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Conference Pendleton, Oregon, November 15-17..

August 10-11 - Freshwater Mussels of the Pacific Northwest (EPP 725), A short course through the Portland State Environmental Professional Program.

August 15 - Session proposal deadline for the 10th Annual Stream Restoration Symposium, "Looking Back and Moving Forward" Skamania, WA, February 1-3, 2011. The abstract deadline for oral and poster presentations will be September 24.

August 19 - Soil Quality Workshop - Train the Trainers, Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis.

September 28-30 - Salvelinus confluentus Curiosity Society 2010 Annual Meeting | Collier State Park, Chiloquin, Oregon.

November 15-17 - 2010 Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Conference Pendleton, Oregon.


National and International Events and Conferences

July 11-16 - 2010 Gordon Conference on Flow & Transport in Permeable Media | Bates College, Lewiston, ME

July 19-22 - Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (CUAHSI) Biennial Colloquium | Gordon Grant (USFS, OSU-Geosciences) will give the meeting's M. Gordon "Reds" Wolman Lecture. | Boulder, Colorado.

July 22 - Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) Down to Earth: Principles, Applications, Operational Factors, and Demonstrations for Environmental Sensing | Workshop sponsored by NSF, CUAHSI, CTEMPs, OSU, UN-R | Instructors: John Selker (OSU BEE) and Scott Tyler (Nevada-Reno) and Cost: $150 USD includes snacks, lunch, and materials.  A $75 discount for the first 25 current students. | The workshop will follow the CUAHSI Colloquium. |FMI: Susan.Atkisson@oregonstate.edu. | Boulder, Colorado.

July-26-30 - CSP3185 - Managing Water for People and Nature: Environmental Flows | Short course offered at the USFWS, National Conservation Training Center; Shepherdstown, WV