H2OSU - February 13, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012
(Winter Term, Week 6)


OSU Water Events This Week

Monday, February 13, 3-4 pm, Richardson Hall 313, Final Spaniol Chair Candidate Seminar - Dr. Lucinda Johnson - Vision Seminar, Dr. Lucinda Johnson is Director and Senior Research Associate, Center for Water and the Environment, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, February 14, 10:30-11:30 am, Richardson Hall 313, Final Spaniol Chair Candidate Seminar - Dr. Lucinda Johnson - Teaching Seminar

Tuesday, February 14, 12-1 pm, Wilkinson Hall 203, Geomorphology and Ecosystems Brownbag - Loren Davis will lead a discussion of modeling past geoecological systems (focus on lower Salmon River canyon, Idaho)

Tuesday, February 14, 4-5:30 pm, Memorial Union La Raza Room (208), IWW 2012 Winter Water Film Series - Gaslands Part 1 by Josh Fox

Wednesday, February 15, 4-5 pm, Nash Hall 032, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Seminar (FW 507/607) - Hugo Magana, Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service, Albuquerque, NM: Trophic interactions in an arid-land river floodplain

Wednesday, February 15, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series - Water Sustainability in an Era of Change - Roy Haggerty – Geosciences, Oregon State University

Thursday, February 16, 2-4 pm, Burt Hall 193, Eric Sproles - PhD dissertation defense - Climate change impacts on mountain snowpack in the McKenzie River Basin

Thursday, February 16, 4:30-5:30 pm, Kearney Hall 112, Merging the Geotechnical Engineering and the Environmental Paradigms - Thomas C. Kinney, PhD, PE, D GE; HWA Geosciences INC.

Thursday, February 16, 12-1 pm, Wilkinson Hall 203, Hydrophiles Brownbag: State of Oregon v. BPA Wildlife Habitat Mitigation Plan in the Willamette Valley

Friday, February 17, 6-8 pm, Corvallis Country Club (1850 S.W. Whiteside Drive), Water for the World Banquet - EWB-OSU fundraiser for Lela, Kenya


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, February 20, 9-10 am, Nash Hall 032, Stream Team Monday Morning Meetings - Evaluating changes in thermal regime of streams in western North America under a recent warming climate

Tuesday, February 21 - Thursday, February 23, Memorial Union 109, Mentoring Workshops by Hugh Kearns

Tuesday, February 21, 4-5 pm, Memorial Union APA Room (206), IWW 2012 Winter Water Film Series - Gaslands Part 2 by Josh Fox

Wednesday, February 22, 12-1 pm, Cordley Hall 2035, Women in Science Meeting - Faculty lunch discussion with Dr. Katherine Field.

Wednesday, February 22, 4-5 pm, Nash Hall 032, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Seminar (FW 507/607) - Tom Hurst, Thermal effects on fish and implications for foodweb interactions.

Wednesday, February 22, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series - Water Sustainability in an Era of Change - Watershed Disturbance Models to Predict and Assess Biological Integrity of Stream Ecosystems

Thursday, February 23, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Student Lounge, Hydrophiles Brownbag - Salmon Safe Certifications - Do they work?

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

  • “The Great Work: Re-imagining Humanity as the Planet Changes”, a special contest for OSU students invites works that tell hopeful stories about new ways for humans to prosper on Earth.  The contest is sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, with support from the Student Sustainability Initiative.  This is a great opportunity that challenges students to discuss our relationship with nature and imagine new ways for humans to prosper on Earth. The Great Work is open to written and video entries in any genre: documentary, essay, opinion, creative.  The deadline for submissions is March 5, 2012.
  • Graduate Students: Interested in discussing your research on the air?  Inspiration Dissemination (Sundays, 7 pm) is a new program on Oregon State University’s College Radio: 88.7fm KBVR. The purpose of this program is to inspire young students and professionals to pursue a career of science and research.  They are looking for graduate students/recent grads that are conducting interesting research and are willing to join them on the air to discuss it for 10-20 minutes.  Email to Joey Hulbert (josephmichaelhulbert@gmail.com) or Zhian Kamvar (zkamvar@gmail.com) with any questions.


OSU Water in the News

  • Dr. Michael Campana was recently appointed to the Groundwater Advisory Committee of the Oregon Water Resources Department. The Groundwater Advisory Committee consists of nine members appointed by the Water Resources Commission, each representing a range of interests and expertise.  The Committee advises the Commission on all matters relating to rules, legislation, and public policy for the development, securing, use and protection of groundwater; and licensing of well constructors, including the examination of such persons for license.
  • Arturo Leon (School of Civil and Construction Engineering, College of Engineering) has been awarded a Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) grant by the OSU Research Office for the proposal: “Multi-Purpose River Hydraulics Research Facility”.
  • Congratulations to Evan Miles, a recent WRS MS graduate, for earning the prestigious Gates Scholarship to pursue a PhD at Cambridge.  Evan will work with Ian Willis on a study of proglacial lake formation in the Himalaya.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Shaw, RM, Pendleton L, Cameron RD, Morris B, Bachelet D, Klausmeyer K, MacKenzie J, Conklin DR, Bratman GN, Lenihan J et al. (12/2011) The impact of climate change on California’s ecosystem services Climatic Change Abstract OSU authors: Bachelet, Lenihan


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

For OSU Faculty: DeLoach Work Scholarship program to support undergraduate student workers 03/16/2012  

 Oregon BEST Sustainable Built Environment Research Consortium - Call for Proposals 03/16/2012   

NSF: Renewal proposals for Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Projects 03/21/2012    

NSF: Macrosystems Biology 04/02/2012

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


NSF: 2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - Dynamics of Water and Societal Systems An Interdisciplinary Research Program at the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab 02/29/2012     

Foundation: The Hudson River Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program 03/21/2012   

Foundation: Udall Foundation Scholarship 03/02/2012 (LOI: 10/01/2011)     

Foundation: Sigma Xi Student Research Grants 03/15/2012  


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Graduate Research Assistantship 0.49 FTE (Work-Life Balance Research), OSU Graduate School (Corvallis, OR) (closes 2/24/2012). Contact Michelle Kutzler, Dept. of Animal Sciences, 312 Withycombe Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331 michelle.kutzler@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District (Laguna Niguel, CA) (closing 2/27/2012)

Coastal Management Policy Analyst Intern, NOAA Fisheries (Portland, OR) (closing 2/15/2012)

Stewardship Coordinator/Invasive Species Specialist, Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (Corvallis, OR) (closing 2/22/2012)

Water Policy and Sustainability Adviser, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Water Programme (Gland, Switzerland) (closing 2/26/2012)

Assistant/Associate Professor of Geoscience & Chemistry, University of Connecticut - Center for Integrative Geosciences and the Department of Chemistry (Storrs, CT) (closing 2/26/2012)

Remote Sensing Field Technician, Watershed Sciences Inc. (Corvallis, OR) (closing 2/24/2012)

Graduate Engineer Water Resources, Moore Engineering, Inc. (West Fargo, ND) (open until filled)

Hydrogeologist (High Plains aquifer), Kansas Geological Survey (Lawrence, KS) (closing 3/9/2012)

Executive Director, Juneau Watershed Partnership (JWP) (Juneau, AK) (2/29/2012) Please email questions to jwp@alaska.net, no phone inquiries.

Senior Advisor - Design, Estimating and Construction Oversight and Dam Safety, Bureau of Reclamation (Denver, CO) (closing 3/1/2012)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Queensland School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management (St Lucia, Queensland) (open until filled)

Biologist l or ll, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Omak, WA) (closing 2/17/12)


Regional Events and Conferences 


Learn how to analyze data with complex interactions using Non-parametric Multiplicative Regression (NPMR) and the HyperNiche software package. | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR 

 AWRA’s 2012 Summer Specialty Conference-Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water Resources II: Research, Engineering, and Community Action | Monday, June 25, 2012 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Denver, CO | Abstract Submittal Deadline: Feb. 6, 2012    

NGWA Focus Conference on Midwestern Groundwater Issues | Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Columbus, Ohio

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

NGWA - Geohazards and the Role of Groundwater and Surface Water | Monday, March 26, 2012 - Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Columbus, Ohio   

Student Water Research Conference - Oklahoma State University | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma   

Bard Center for Environmental Policy - National Climate Seminar - The Climate for Coffee | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Annandale-on-Hudson, NY | Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 9:00 am local time on the scheduled day. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.   

USEPA SWMM & PCSWMM Stormwater Modeling 1 Day Advanced Workshop | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Toronto, Ontario    

World Water Council - 6th World Water Forum | Monday, March 12, 2012 - Saturday, March 17, 2012 | Marseille, France  

Hydrogeology of Arid Environments. | Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - Saturday, March 17, 2012 | Hannover, Germany

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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