H2OSU - May 21, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012
(Spring Term, Week 8) 


OSU Water Events This Week

Upcoming OSU Water Events

Tuesday, May 29, 4-5 pm, A River Loved: Facilitating Cooperative Negotiation of Transboundary Water Resource Management in the Columbia River Basin through Documentary Film

Wednesday, May 30, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Land-atmosphere exchange in the Swiss Alps - Marc Parlange; Dean, School of Architecture, Civil & Environ. Engineering. EPFL University; Lausanne, Switzerland.

Thursday, May 31, 9-3 pm, Near Burnt Woods: Flynn Creek and Needle Branch Watershed, Starker Lecture Series: Watershed Moments: People, Forests, & Water - Capstone Field Trip

Thursday, May 31, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Hall Student Lounge, Hydrophiles Brownbag - Allison Danner will lead a discussion on dam operations and climate change.

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

  • Science: Beacon of Reality

Dr. Robert T. Lackey presents the plenary lecture at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Seattle, Washington.


OSU Water in the News

  • Congratulations to the OSU Hydrophiles for being named the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Best Student Chapter!


Recent OSU Water Publications

Jones, JA, Creed IF, Hatcher KL, Warren RJ, Adams MB, Benson MH, Boose E, Brown WA, Campbell JL, Covich A et al. (04/2012) Ecosystem Processes and Human Influences Regulate Streamflow Response to Climate Change at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites BioScience Abstract OSU authors: Jones, Hatcher, Campbell, E. S. Miles and K. M. Miles

Payn, RA, Gooseff MN, McGlynn BL, Bencala KE, Wondzell SM (2012) Exploring changes in the spatial distribution of stream baseflow generation during a seasonal recession Water Resources Research Abstract OSU authors: Wondzell

White, D, Rashleigh B (4/2012) Effects of stream topology on ecological community results from neutral models Ecological Modelling Abstract OSU author: White

Sanders, EC, Abou Najm MR, Mohtar RH, Kladivko E, Schulze D (2012) Field method for separating the contribution of surface-connected preferential flow pathways from flow through the soil matrix Water Resources Research Abstract OSU author: Abou Najm

Brooks, RJ, Wigington PJ, Phillips DL, Comeleo R, Coulombe R (05/2012) Willamette River Basin surface water isoscape (δ18O and δ2H): temporal changes of source water within the river Ecosphere Abstract OSU author: Phillips


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

NSF: Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) 07/31/2012  

Foundation: AAAS Mentor Awards 07/31/2012  

NSF: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) 08/01/2012   

NSF: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) 08/01/2012   

NSF: NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) 08/15/2012  

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

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

Foundation: River Management Young Achievers Award 07/13/2012  

Foundation: Integrated Water Management Masters Scholarships 08/01/2012 

Foundation: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation - Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry 08/20/2012  

NSF: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 08/22/2012  


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Hydrologist, ECL Environmental Solutions (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (open until filled)

Senior Hydrogeologist, Ausenco Vector (Denver, CO) (open until filled)

Laboratory Assistant, OSU Soil Physics Laboratory (Corvallis, OR) (open until filled) Familiarity with water potential measurements, Excel and the willingness to learn Origin 3.5 is a plus. Pay rate is $10/hr. Please send resume to Priscilla.Wolverton@oregonstate.edu.

Monitoring Coordinator, Powder Basin Watershed Council (Baker City, OR) (open until filled)

Communications Intern – Summer 2012, Ecotrust (Portland, OR) (open until filled)

Associate Editor in Surface Water Hydrology, Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) (various locations) (closes 6/15/12)

Field Volunteers (riparian and stream monitoring), Long Tom Watershed Council (Eugene, OR) (open until 6/14/12)

Watershed Council Intern (part time), Wasco County Soil & Water Conservation District (The Dalles, OR) (closes 5/24/12)

Facility Engineer (Environmental Engineer 1), Washington Department of Ecology (Lacey, WA) (open until 5/28/12)

Postdoctoral Research Associate (environmental flows and ecosystem services), Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) (open until filled) - The ideal applicant will have expertise in both ecology and hydrology and experience creating models to explore the dynamics of complex systems. The postdoc will (1) synthesize the existing literature on methods for determining environmental flow requirements for freshwater mussels, (2) use existing data to model mussel population success and ecosystem services under different environmental flow scenarios, and (3) make recommendations regarding environmental flow requirements, minimum instream flows, and water management scenarios for several rivers in the middle Red River drainage. The postdoc will have opportunities to interact with faculty and students in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate program, Department of Biology and newly established South Central Climate Science Center at the University of Oklahoma.  Applicants should send a CV, statement of interests, up to 3 representative publications, and contact information for 3 references to Caryn Vaughn (cvaughn@ou.edu). 


Regional Events and Conferences

Public Talk with Jack Sim, Global Sanitation Advocate and World Toilet Organization Founder | Friday, June 1, 2012 | The Aceh Community Room at Mercy Corps located at 28 SW First Ave in Portland. | Sponsored by PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) and Mercy Corps.  

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  

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

AWRA’s 2012 Summer Specialty Conference- Riparian Ecosystems IV: Advancing Science, Economics and Policy | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012 | Denver, CO 

5th Annual Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Conference | Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Saturday, August 4, 2012 | Portland, Oregon  

Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Climate Science | Friday, September 14, 2012 - Sunday, September 16, 2012 | University of Colorado at Boulder 

 (View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

18th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment | Saturday, June 30, 2012 - Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland, Maine, USA | Deadline for Early Registration: June 12, 2012 

2nd International Conference on Hydropedology | Sunday, July 22, 2012 - Friday, July 27, 2012 | Leipzig, Germany 

CREAR (Center for Research and Education of the Amazonian Rainforest) - Tropical Rivers 2012 | Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Saturday, August 11, 2012 | Iquitos, Peru 

Defense, National Security and Climate Change: Building Resilience and Identifying Opportunities Related to Water, Energy and Extreme Events | Monday, June 25, 2012 - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Washington, DC 

2012 CUAHSI Third Biennial Science Meeting - Fusing Science and Solutions | Monday, July 16, 2012 - Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Boulder, CO

2012 UCOWR/NIWR Conference, Managing Water, Energy, & Food in an Uncertain World | Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Santa Fe, NM | 

CoRP Symposium 2012 | Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin—Madison 

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