H2OSU - April 2, 2012


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Monday, April 2, 2012
(Spring Term, Week 1)


OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, April 3, 12-1 pm, Wilkinson Hall 203, Geomorphology Brown Bag - High Resolution Lidar in Oregon: An unmatched dataset for innovative earth science research - Ian Madin, DOGAMI

Tuesday, April 3, 12-1 pm, Gilkey Hall 305, Collaborative Governance in Tough Settings: Questions of Institutional Change and Collaborative Capacity for the Long Haul - Edward Weber School of Environmental and Public Affairs Greenspun College of Urban Affairs University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Wednesday, April 4, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Developing an International Water Agreement in the UN Context: Possibilities and Obstacles - Richard Meganck; OSU, former Director UNESCO-IHE

Thursday, April 5, 12-1 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Hydrophiles and IWW present: World Water Forum Panel Discussion - OSU faculty Lynette de Silva and Michael Campana along with graduate student Kim Ogren will discuss their experiences at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille.

Thursday, April 5, 3:30-5 pm, Richardson Hall 107, Starker Lecture Series: Watershed Moments: People, Forests, & Water - Forest Watershed Research: Management Under the Microscope


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Tuesday, April 10, 12-1 pm, Wilkinson Hall 203, Geomorphology Brown Bag - Use of LIDAR to study sea cliff erosion\coastal landslides - Mike Olsen

Tuesday, April 10, 7-9 pm, Linus Pauling Science Center (Reser Auditorium), Degrees of Freedom: The Seemingly Random Walk of an Academic Ecologist’s Career Path - Dr. Laura Huenneke, Vice President for Research, Northern Arizona University

Wednesday, April 11, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, International Waters: Conflict, Cooperation, and Transformation? Aaron Wolf; College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences OSU, Director Conflict Management Certificate Program

Wednesday, April 11, 5-7:30 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4001, Hydro-Careers Panel Discussion

Friday, April 13, 2-4 pm, Valley Library (third floor-Willamette room), How to Apply to State and Federal Jobs Workshop


Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


OSU Water in the News

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Meganck, the International Program Leader of the Institute for Water and Watersheds, for being appointed by Secretary Clinton to the U.S. National Commission to UNESCO for a three year term.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Mills, JS, Dunham JB, Reeves GH, McMillan JR, Zimmerman CE, Jordan CE (4/2012) Variability in expression of anadromy by female Oncorhynchus mykiss within a river network Environmental Biology of Fishes Abstract OSU authors: Mills, McMillan

Nolin, AW (03/2012) Perspectives on Climate Change, Mountain Hydrology, and Water Resources in the Oregon Cascades, USA Mountain Research and Development Abstract OSU author: Nolin

Baumgardner, D, Avallone L, Bansemer A, Borrmann S, Brown P, Bundke U, Chuang PY, Cziczo D, Field P, Gallagher M et al. (02/2012) In Situ, Airborne Instrumentation: Addressing and Solving Measurement Problems in Ice Clouds Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Abstract OSU authors: Twohy

Rupp, DE, Licznar P, Adamowski W, Leśniewski M (2012) Multiplicative cascade models for fine spatial downscaling of rainfall: parameterization with rain gauge data Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Abstract OSU author: Rupp

Lewin, PA, Fisher M, Weber B (03/2012) Do rainfall conditions push or pull rural migrants: evidence from Malawi Agricultural Economics Abstract OSU authors: Fisher

Riley, SC, Rinchard J, Honeyfield DC, Evans AN, Begnoche L (12/2011) Increasing Thiamine Concentrations in Lake Trout Eggs from Lakes Huron and Michigan Coincide with Low Alewife Abundance North American Journal of Fisheries Management Abstract OSU author: Evans

Hurst, CN, Holt RA, Bartholomew JL (02/2012) Dam Removal and Implications for Fish Health: <i>Ceratomyxa shasta</i> in the Williamson River, Oregon, USA North American Journal of Fisheries Management Abstract OSU authors: all
Bai, X, Wang J, Sellinger C, Clites A, Assel R (2012) Interannual variability of Great Lakes ice cover and its relationship to NAO and ENSO Journal of Geophysical Research Abstract OSU author: Sellinger

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

NIH: Climate Change and Human Health (LOI: 04/24/2012) 05/24/2012 

NSF: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) 04/24/2012 

NSF: 2012 Water Science Synthesis Working Groups at the USGS John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis 04/30/2012 

NSF: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (LOI: 05/01/2012) 07/02/2012


(Visit the IWW funding database for more funding links...)


For Students: Funding Opportunities


Foundation: University Club Foundation Fellowship Award 04/13/2012    

Foundation: Leslie S. Parker Memorial Scholarship 04/15/2012    

NSF: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) 04/24/2012    

Foundation: National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Fellowship Program 04/25/2012  


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

PhD Programme in Science and Management of Climate Change, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and/or Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (Dynamic climatology - Bologna, Italy; Climate change impact and management – Venice, Italy) (closing 4/11/2012)

Transportation and Climate Change Intern, Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)(Washington DC) (open until filled)

Environmental Specialist I or II, The City of Gresham Department of Environmental Services (DES) Watershed Division (Gresham, OR) (closing 4/6/12)

PBT Monitoring (Environmental Specialist 2), Washington Department of Ecology (Thurston County – Lacey, WA) (closing 4/3/12)

Biologist l or ll (anadromous salmonids), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Omak, WA) (closing 4/6/12)

Restoration Specialist (AmeriCorps Individual Placement), Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) and King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (Seattle, WA) (open until filled)

Associate Engineer-Civil/Mechanical, Eugene Water and Electrical Board (EWEB) (Eugene, OR) (open until filled)

GIS Training Specialist, RedCastle Resources, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) (open until filled)

GIS Analyst, Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, OR) (closes 4/6/12)

Forest Watershed Program Manager Position - Interdisciplinary Hydrologist GS-1315-12 / Soil Scientist GS-0470-12, Umpqua National Forest (Roseburg, OR) (closing 4/2/12)


Regional Events and Conferences 

3rd Annual Bretz Club Conference & Field Trip | Friday, April 13, 2012 - Saturday, April 14, 2012 | Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) - Charleston, OR    

PNWS-AWWA Water Resources Committee Lunch-n-Learn Event: The past is not the key to the future? Rate setting in a declining per capita world. | Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | City of Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA     

2012 NatureServe Conference - Biodiversity Without Boundaries [Ecosystem Services Focus] | Sunday, April 22, 2012 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Portland, OR  


(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

2nd Annual Regulation of Water in Alaska: The Changing Environment of Permitting and Enforcement | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Anchorage, AK   

NGWA Webinar - Life Cycle of Groundwater Data — From Field to Lab to Electronic Data Deliverable to Report | Wednesday, April 25, 2012     

NGWA Site Characterization: The Groundwater System | Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Denver, CO   

NGWA Fundamentals of Groundwater Geochemistry | Thursday, April 26, 2012 - Friday, April 27, 2012 | Denver, CO  


(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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