H2OSU - March 5, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012
(Winter Term, Week 9)


OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, March 6, 12-1 pm, Wilkinson Hall 203, Geomorphology Brown Bag - Winter 2012 - Mohammad Safeeq will present: Human-induced changes in animal populations and distributions, and the subsequent effects on fluvial systems, by Butler, 2006.

Tuesday, March 6, 4-5:30 pm, Memorial Union La Raza Room (208), IWW 2012 Winter Water Film Series - Water Life, Part 2

Wednesday, March 7, 4-5 pm, Nash Hall 32, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Seminar (FW 507/607) - Marcus Horning, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, OSU - Consumate and consumed predators: evaluating high levels of predation on Stellar sea lions within a density-dependent framework.

Wednesday, March 7, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series - Water Sustainability in an Era of Change - Dave Hill – Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University.

Thursday, March 8, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Student Lounge, Hydrophiles Brownbag - Just how connected are streams and aquifers? - Phil Neuman

Thursday, March 8, 1-2 pm, Kearney Hall 311, WRE group in Civil and Construction Engineering interview for new Hydroinformatics position - Dr. Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IN - Participatory Design for Sustainable Water Management: The Challenges of Definition and Judgment in Optimization

Thursday, March 8, 3:30-5 pm, Richardson Hall 107, Starker Lecture Series - Watershed Moments: People, Forests, & Water - The Clean Water Act: Fundamentals and Effects on Forestry

Friday, March 9, 10 am, Wilkinson 203, Tara O'Donnell will be presenting her Master's thesis defense entitled: "Evaluating stream temperature spatial patterns with Distributed Temperature Sensing"


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, March 12, 9-10 am, Nash Hall 32, Stream Team Monday Morning Meetings - Climate change effects on myxozoan disease in Pacific salmon

Tuesday, March 13, 4-5:30 pm, Memorial Union - La Raza Room (208), IWW 2012 Winter Water Film Series - Student Film Night

Wednesday, March 14, 4-5 pm, Nash Hall 32, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Seminar (FW 507/607) - Dan Roby, Oregon Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, U.S. Geological Survey & OSU - Avian predation on juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River ecosystem

Wednesday, March 14, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series - Water Sustainability in an Era of Change - Steve Loheide – Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

  • Are you an OSU student interested in learning mediation skills?  The Mediators Beyond Borders chapter at Oregon State University (MBB-OSU) is seeking applications from students who wish to participate in a FREE 32-hour basic mediation training, which will take place from 8am-5pm on April 14, 15, 21 and 22 on the OSU campus.  Applications can be found on the MBB blog. Submit your application by email to (mediators@oregonstate.edu) by March 19, 2012 to be considered for this great opportunity.
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is seeking graduate students to serve as GTA Fellows for next year’s New GTA Orientation. The CTL is recruiting 10 motivated and qualified graduate students from a variety of disciplines to serve in this leadership role during the spring, summer, and fall of 2012. International and domestic students are both eligible to apply.  GTA Fellows’ primary responsibility will be planning and facilitating the CTL’s annual New GTA Orientation event in September. In doing so, GTA Fellows will be required to attend trainings and the New GTA Orientation September 13 & 14. All GTA Fellows will be compensated $250 upon completing their training and facilitation duties. Beyond the New GTA Orientation event, GTA Fellows will have additional for-credit opportunities to develop and facilitate GTA workshops and to serve as consultants to their fellow teaching assistants in their respective departments.  Completed applications must be received by April 1, 2012.
  • EPA's Green Infrastructure Program recently launched a new website and announces funding opportunities for technical assistance.  The new website expands upon the previous website to showcase EPA's research on green infrastructure and to serve as a gateway to the wealth of resources developed by governmental agencies, academia, non-profits, and the private sector.  Stakeholders will be able to consult the website for up-to-date information on green infrastructure publications, tools, and opportunities.


OSU Water in the News

The Hydrophiles have launched their new webpage.  The site has a lot of new features including: member profiles, announcements, and an event calendar.  Please update your bookmarks and check it out!  You can also become a friend of the OSU Hydrophiles on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.


Recent OSU Water Publications

McMillan, JR, Dunham JB, Reeves GH, Mills JS, Jordan CE (2/2012) Individual condition and stream temperature influence early maturation of rainbow and steelhead trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss Environmental Biology of Fishes Abstract OSU authors: McMillan, Mills

Danehy, RJ, Bilby RE, Langshaw RB, Evans DM, Turner TR, Floyd WC, Schoenholtz SH, Duke SD (01/2012) Biological and water quality responses to hydrologic disturbances in third-order forested streams Ecohydrology Abstract OSU authors: Evans, Floyd, Schoenholtz

Mata-González, R, McLendon T, Martin DW, Trlica MJ, Pearce RA (01/2012) Vegetation as affected by groundwater depth and microtopography in a shallow aquifer area of the Great Basin Ecohydrology Abstract OSU authors: Mata-Gonzalez


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

OSU Research Equipment Reserve Fund 03/19/2012    

USEPA: Region 1 Wetland Program Development Grants 03/26/2012    

NSF: Research Initiation Grants in Engineering Education (RIGEE) 03/29/2012    

NSF: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) [Photosynthetic Biorefineries (PSBR)] 03/30/2012   

NSF: Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN) 04/01/2012

BPA: FY12 Technology Innovation Opportunity (LOI: 04/04/2012) 05/30/2012   

NSF: Antarctic Research 05/31/2012

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


Foundation: Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program 03/15/2012    

 Foundation: Pacific Water Quality Association - Major of Study Related to Potable Water Quality $1,000 04/01/2012    

Foundation: Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship 04/02/2012  


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Postdoctoral Research Associate- Research Physical Scientist (Remote Sensing), Agricultural Research Service (Pendleton, OR) (closing 11/30/12)

Supervisory Hydrologist - Water Resources Division Chief, National Park Service (Fort Collins, CO) (closing 3/19/12)

Water Resources Program Manager, National Park Service (Fort Collins, CO) (closing 3/19/12)

Resource Conservationist (Wetlands), Natural Resources Conservation Service (Watertown, SD) (closing 3/20/12)

Interdisciplinary Civil/Agricultural Engineer (Area Engineer), Natural Resources Conservation Service (Ephrata, WA) (closing 3/20/12)

Water Resources Engineer, Dewberry (Denton, TX) (open until filled)

Entry Level Civil Engineer, Golder Associates (Mount Laurel, NJ) (open until filled)

Hydrologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (State College, PA) (closing 3/14/2012)

Temporary Field Research Assistant in Stream Geomorphology/Hydrology/Ecology, OSU Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering (Corvallis, OR with multi-day trips to Medford, OR) (closing 1/4/2012)

Outreach Notice – Hydrologist, USFS - Eagle Lake Ranger District (Susanville, CA) (closing 3/23/2012)

11 PhD scholarships in Political Ecology, The European Network for Political Ecology (ENTITLE)(various locations around Europe) (closing 4/20/2012)


Regional Events and Conferences 


OWRD - Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy Meeting - Draft Discussion | Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Oregon Water Resources Department in Salem   

7th Annual The Future of Water Supply and Management in the Pacific Northwest | Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Portland, Oregon    

8th National Monitoring Conference – Water: One Resource – Shared Effort – Common Future | Monday, April 30, 2012 - Friday, May 4, 2012 | Portland, Oregon

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

Bard Center for Environmental Policy - National Climate Seminar - Careers: Finding Meaning, Money and Community | Wednesday, March 7, 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.  

Joint USGS–CUAHSI Workshop on Sediment Hydroacoustics | Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - Thursday, March 22, 2012 | National Conservation Training Center Shepherdstown, West Virginia | Registration is still available

Assessing pathogen fate, transport and risk in natural & engineered water treatment | Sunday, September 23, 2012 - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Banff, Alberta, Canada | Call for abstracts by March 30, 2012.

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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