H2OSU - March 28, 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011
(Spring Term, Week 1)


OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, March 29, 4-5 pm, Nash 206 - Special Seminar: Fisheries & Wildlife Department -
"Polymorphism and ecological speciation in subarctic salmonids"
|Speaker:  Per-Arne Amundsen, Tromsø University, Norway

Tuesday, March 29, noon-1 pm, ALS 3096 - Geomorphology Brown Bag Seminar: Open discussion of the 3/11/11 Tohuku Earthquake and Tsunami | Bring information, links, details to share with the group. |  Email Sarah Lewis if you'd like more information about the geomorph seminar group.

Tuesday, March 29, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café -  HydroHour, a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Wednesday, March 30, 12-12:50 pm, Nash 104J - Spring Hydrology Seminar Series Journal Club with John Wiens, Point Reyes Bird Observatory | There will be journal club meetings throughout the seminar series and students can enroll for credit.

Wednesday, March 30, 4-5:30 pm, ALS 4000 - Hydrology Seminar: Niches, models, and climate change: Assessing the assumptions and uncertainties| Speaker: John Wiens, Point Reyes Bird Observatory | The focus for the Spring Hydrology Seminar series is Climate Impacts on Freshwaters: Interdisciplinary PerspectivesDownload the complete seminar schedule.  Students can enroll for credit.

Upcoming OSU Water Events

Tuesday, April 5, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café -  HydroHour, a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Wednesday, April 6, 4-5:30 pm, ALS 4000 - Hydrology Seminar: Water futures and the perfect storm: Implications for the Canadian prairies | Speaker: Howard Wheater, University of Saskatchewan


Water Community Announcements

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence - call for submissions

Please encourage your undergraduate students to submit their projects for this year’s campus-wide undergraduate research symposium “Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence: Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity” (CUE) scheduled for Thursday, May 5 from 10:00 – 2:00 in the MU Ballroom.  The student application deadline to present work at the CUE is April 8, 2011.  All OSU undergraduate students are eligible to submit their work and an adviser is required to sign off on the project in order for them to present.  Presentations will be judged on overall appearance, accuracy and content.  For more information and to apply online here.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Joy Jorgensen by email or by phone at 541-737-6166.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Licata, JA, Pypker TG, Weigandt M, Unsworth MH, Gyenge JE, Fernández ME, Schlichter TM, Bond BJ (01/2011) Decreased rainfall interception balances increased transpiration in exotic ponderosa pine plantations compared with native cypress stands in Patagonia, Argentina Ecohydrology Abstract OSU Authors: Licata, Bond

Moya, N, Hughes RM, Domínguez E, Gibon F-M, Goitia E, Oberdorff T (05/2011) Macroinvertebrate-based multimetric predictive models for evaluating the human impact on biotic condition of Bolivian streams Ecological Indicators Abstract OSU Authors: Hughes


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

New! USEPA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Program Solicitation (This year's solicitation has a special focus on drinking water treatment technologies.) 05/03/2011

BPA: FY12 Technology Innovation Opportunity (LOI: 04/05/2011) 05/27/2011  

NSF: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Type 1 Projects 05/27/2011

NSF: Hydrologic Sciences 06/01/2011

New! IWR NIWR Water Resources Competitive Grants Program (focus on federal water resources policy) 08/01/2011

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


Oregon Sea Grant RFP Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program for Undergraduates (Application due 4/1/2011)

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry 2011 Funding Opportunity  Contact Martha Coleman, Director of Foundation Relations, OSU Foundation for more information. (application due 8/25/2011)

Job Opportunities


Makah Watershed Scientist (Neah Bay, WA) (closing 4/6/2011)

Reader in Water Research, University of Leeds (Leeds, UK) (closing 4/11/2011)

Executive Director, North Fork John Day Watershed Council (Long Creek, OR) (closing 4/13/2011)

Urban Outreach/Restoration Specialist – Long Tom Watershed Council (Eugene, OR) (closing 4/14/2011)

Regional Conservationist, Department of Agriculture (Washington DC Metro) (closing 4/22/2011)

Post-doc, Hydrologist/Soil Scientist (post-doc), Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (Tucson, Arizona) (open until filled) Interested persons should contact Shlomo Neuman.

Analytical Chemist, CH2MHILL (Corvallis, OR) (open until filled)

Environmental Technician, Landau Associates (Edmonds, WA) (open until filled)

Principal Planner, Columbia River Gorge Commission (White Salmon, WA) (open until filled)

Environmental Services Manager – Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging (Longview, WA) (open until filled)

Other Related Campus Events

(none this week)


Regional Events and Conferences

We are now listing only new events in the weekly newsletter.  View the complete calendar of external events online.

 (All New!)

Valuing Beavers in the Beaver State | Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | Corvallis Downtown Public Library, Main Meeting Room, Corvallis, OR | 7.00-8.30 pm Speaker: Jimmy Taylor, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist, USDA

Landowner Workshop: Pasture and Mud management | Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Lebanon Library, Lebanon, OR | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Landowner Workshop: Controlling Invasive Weeds | Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | Lebanon Library, Lebanon, OR | 6:00-9:00 pm

National and International Events and Conferences

We are now listing only new events in the weekly newsletter.  View the complete calendar of external events online.

(No new events this week)


Other Items of Interest

EPA Releases Report, Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments:  Four Case Studies of Water Utility Practices
This report presents a series of case studies describing the approaches currently being taken by four water utilities in the United States to assess their vulnerability to climate change.  The case studies illustrate different approaches that reflect specific local needs and conditions, existing vulnerabilities, local partnerships, and available information about climate change.  Information from these case studies will be useful to water utilities and other members of the water resources community to inform the development of strategies for understanding and responding to climate change.  Read the full report here.