H2OSU - May 7, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012
(Spring Term, Week 6)


OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, May 8, 4-5 pm, Wilkinson Hall 231, Is Science Biased Toward Natural? - Robert T. Lackey, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, OSU

Wednesday, May 9, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, 2012 Spring Hydrology Seminar Series - Innovations in International Waters - Peter Goodwin; DeVlieg Presidential Professor in Ecohydraulics and Professor of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Idaho

Thursday, May 10, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Annex, Hydrophiles Brownbag - Career Center Presentation

Thursday, May 10, 1:30-3:30 pm, Valley Library Autzen Classroom, Library Workshop for Grad Students and Faculty - Graduate Student Financial Support

Thursday, May 10, 3:30-5:00 pm, Richardson Hall 107, Starker Lecture Series: Watershed Moments: People, Forests, & Water - Land Use, Climate Change, Water, and Other Ecosystem Services: Connecting Science to Users, Policies, and Programs

Thursday, May 10, 4-5 pm, Gilfillan Auditorium 110, The Evolution of Floodplain Complexity - Tom Dunne, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California Santa Barbara

Friday, May 11, 12-1 pm, Burt Hall 193, An Investigation and Analysis of the Incentives and Disincentives for Conflict Prevention and Mitigation in the Bureau of Reclamation’s Water Management - Kim Ogren - Master’s Thesis Defense


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, May 14, 4-5 pm, Valley Library Autzen Classroom, Library Workshop for Grad Students and Faculty - Intro to Zotero: A Web-Based Way to Manage Your Citations 

Monday, May 14, 5-6 pm, Valley Library Autzen Classroom, Library Workshop for Grad Students and Faculty - Advanced Zotero 

Tuesday, May 15, 2-3 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Corvallis Climate Change Modeling Community Seminar - David Rupp - Pacific Northwest climate in the 21st century: projections from the latest generation of global and regional climate modeling 

Tuesday, May 15, 4-5 pm, Wilkinson Hall 231, Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy - Dr. Brenda O. Bateman, Oregon Water Resources Department

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

  • TEDx OSU Talks Now Available On-Line
On April 17, 2012 at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University Campus, the first TEDx OSU event was held with the general theme focusing on water, weather, and energy of Our Planet. This event brought thought leaders together to inspire OSU students, faculty, community members, and alumni. Over 50 applications were received to speak.

Featured speakers include: Jim Walls, the Executive Director for the Lake County Resources Initiative (LCRI), a non-profit working on natural resource projects spoke on America's First Energy Zero County. Kendra Sharp, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Water, and Women Engineers. Mark Owen, OSU Mechanical Engineering alum ('81) and CEO of Puralytics on The Future of Water. John Selker, Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering on Weather Africa? The TAHMO Continental Observatory.

  • Water Faculty part of International Water (IW) Teams
The IW:Science Synthesis Report, bringing all of the findings together across the 5 IW System types as well as state of the science information available in published literature was written in a similar format to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and IPCC Assessment Reports. The 5 x Synopsis Reports and 5 x Analysis Reports are available by clicking on one of the links to the reports here: http://www.inweh.unu.edu/River/IWScience.htm. Lynette DeSilva, Associate Director for the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation at OSU participated in the Rivers team. Todd Jarvis, Interim Director of IWW, participated in the Groundwater team. Comprising the final and policy impacting outcome of the IW:Science project, the Synthesis Report will be launched at the inaugural GEF IW Science Conference in Bangkok, 24-26 September. The Conference is being organized by UNEP as part of the UNDP/UNEP GEF IW:LEARN program.


OSU Water in the News

  • Proof Positive: Alternatives to Plastic Mulch

The WRGP People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) team’s recent first place finish for research posters at the MOSES conference has been highlighted in the Organic Conference's affiliated newspaper, the Organic Broadcaster.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Evans-Peters, GR, Dugger BD, Petrie MJ (4/2012) Plant Community Composition and Waterfowl Food Production on Wetland Reserve Program Easements Compared to Those on Managed Public Lands in Western Oregon and Washington Wetlands Abstract OSU authors: Evans-Peters, Dugger 

Held, IM, Shell KM (04/2012) Using Relative Humidity as a State Variable in Climate Feedback Analysis Journal of Climate Abstract OSU authors: Shell 

Huang, B, Langpap C, Adams RM (04/2012) THE VALUE OF IN-STREAM WATER TEMPERATURE FORECASTS FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT Contemporary Economic Policy Abstract OSU authors: Langpap, Adams  

Imbach, P, Molina L, Locatelli B, Roupsard O, Mahé G, Neilson R, Corrales L, Scholze M, Ciais P (04/2012) Modeling Potential Equilibrium States of Vegetation and Terrestrial Water Cycle of Mesoamerica under Climate Change Scenarios* Journal of Hydrometeorology Abstract OSU authors: Neilson


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

NSF: GeoPrisms Program 07/02/2012    

NSF: Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (LOI: 07/02/2012) 03/04/2012 

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

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

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

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


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

One Year Coordinator Services Contract, Luckiamute Watershed Council (Independence, OR) (closed 5/21/12)

One Year Outreach Services Contract, Luckiamute Watershed Council (Independence, OR) (closed 5/21/12)

Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management Tenure-track Faculty Position, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN) (open until filled)

District Manager, Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (Redmond, OR) (closed 5/18/12)

Groundwater Hydrologist, State of Montana - Natural Resources and Conservation (Helena, MT) (open until filled)

Administrative Staff Analyst (NM), New York City Department of Environmental Protection (New York, NY) (closes 5/21/12)

Intern Planner (GIS focus), City of Eugene Planning Division (Eugene, OR) (closed 5/15/12)

Multiple Short Term Geoscience Positions, GeoCorps America (various locations) (closed 7/2/12)

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences – University of Texas (El Paso, TX) (open until filled)

Public Outreach Interns, Energize Corvallis (Corvallis, OR) (closed 5/27/12)


Regional Events and Conferences

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

NGWA short course - Hydrogeology Field Methods Course: What You Didn’t Learn in School | Monday, June 4, 2012 - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | Andover, Minnesota

Techniques to Quantify Stream-Groundwater Exchange and Shallow Transport A Hands-on Workshop | Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012 | Penn State University, University Park, PA

NGWA short course - The New MODFLOW Course: Theory and Hands-On Applications | Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012 | Las Vegas, NV

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 | Call for abstracts are now open!

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