H2OSU - October 4, 2010

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Monday, October 4, 2010
(Fall Term - Week 2)

OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, October 5, noon-1 p.m., ALS 3096 - Geomorphology Brown Bag, Speaker: Andrew McFadden – Sediment transport at an ecological restoration site in the Willamette National Forest, Oregon.

Tuesday, October 5, 5-6 p.m., Bombs Away Cafe - HydroHour - a weekly casual gathering of water folks to facilitate community socializing and networking.

Wednesday, October 6, 4-5:20 p.m., Owen 106 - Fall Water Resources Seminar Series | Water Reallocation: Challenges and Opportunities | Speaker: Gail Achterman, Director, Institute for Natural Resources, Oregon State University.

Wednesday, October 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Maple Grove Shelter in Avery Park - Hydrophiles Fall BBQ. Basic drinks and food (non-vegetarian and vegetarian burgers, sides, salads, and more) will be provided. Please bring a side-dish to share and your own reusable cup and plate (but extra cups and plates available just in-case). Please bring musical instruments and outdoor games to play.  Family are welcome!


Water Events Next Week

Monday, October 11, 9 a.m., Nash 10 - Stream Team Monday Morning Meeting.

October 13, 4:00-5:20 p.m., Owen 106 - Fall Water Resources Seminar: Municipal Water Permitting in an era of Change: Legal structures and policy trajectories | Speaker: Laura Schroeder, Schroeder Law Offices

October 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m., ALS 4000 - Special IWW Lecture: Nitrogen Dynamics and Hydrochemical Impacts of Rain-fed Agriculture: Case of the Palouse | Speaker: Kent Keller, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University and Co-Director, Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO) | Link to an abstract about Kent's seminar.


Water Community Announcements

Volunteers needed for Kids Day for Conservation

Chrissy Lucas (Benton OSU Extension) is looking for a few good student volunteers to help build edible aquifers at the Kids Day for Conservation – to be held October 9 at the Benton County Fairgrounds.   At last year's event they built over 450 ‘aquifers’!

Students interested in volunteering a couple of hours to help educate children on groundwater protection, can contact Chrissy at Chrissy.Lucas@oregonstate.edu or by phone at 541-766-3556.


OSU Water in the News

OSU gets fiber-optic temperature sensor (KEZI) - A new fiber-optic instrument designed for remote temperature sensing is now in use at Oregon State University.



Recent OSU Water Publications

(one or more authors is affiliated with OSU)

Appuhamillage, TA, Bokil VA, Thomann E, Waymire E, Wood BD.  2010.  Solute transport across an interface: A Fickian theory for skewness in breakthrough curves. Water Resources Research. 46(7) (OSU authors: all)

Crenshaw, CL, Grimm NB, Zeglin LH, Sheibley RW, Dahm CN, Ershall ADP.  2010.  Dissolved inorganic nitrogen dynamics in the hyporheic zone of reference and human-altered southwestern U. S. streams. Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv f?r Hydrobiologie. 176(4):391-405. (OSU author: Zeglin)

Lajtha, K, Jones J.  2010.  Comment on ‘Kane et al. 2008. Precipitation control over inorganic nitrogen import-export budgets across watersheds: a synthesis of long-term ecological research. Ecohydrology 1(2): 105-117’. Ecohydrology. (OSU authors: Lajtha, Jones)

Mote, PW, Salath EP.  2010.  Future climate in the Pacific Northwest. Climatic Change. 102(1-2):29-50. (OSU author: Mote)

Nolin, A. W., J. Phillippe, A. Jefferson, and S. L. Lewis. in press. Present-day and Future Contributions of Glacier Runoff to Summertime Flows in a Pacific Northwest Watershed: Implications for Water Resources, Water Resources Research. (OSU authors: all) (Note: This paper is derived from work that Jeff Phillippe did for his MS thesis, which won the OSU Distinguished MS Thesis award and was a finalist for the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) - University Microfilms International (UMI) Distinguished Masters Thesis Award.)

Porter, ML, Valdes-Parada FJ, Wood BD.  2010.  Comparison of theory and experiments for dispersion in homogeneous porous media. Advances in Water Resources. 33(9):1043-1052. (OSU authors: Porter, Wood)

Sabalowsky, AR, Semprini L.  2010.  Trichloroethene and cis-1,2-dichloroethene concentration-dependent toxicity model simulates anaerobic dechlorination at high concentrations: I. batch-fed reactors. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 107(3):529-539. (OSU authors: Sabalowsky and Semprini)

Sabalowsky, AR, Semprini L.  2010.  Trichloroethene and cis-1,2-dichloroethene concentration-dependent toxicity model simulates anaerobic dechlorination at high concentrations. II: Continuous flow and attached growth reactors. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 107(3):540-549. (OSU authors: Sabalowsky and Semprini)

Schemmel, E, Dunham J.  2010.  Threatened fishes of the world: Salvelinus confluentus (Salmoninae). Environmental Biology of Fishes. 89(2):161-162. (OSU authors: Schemmel, Dunham)

Seibert, J, McDonnell JJ, Woodsmith RD.  2010.  Effects of wildfire on catchment runoff response: a modelling approach to detect changes in snow-dominated forested catchments. Hydrology Research. 41(5):378. (OSU author: McDonnell)


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

NOAA: National Weather Service 2010 Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) 10/15/2010

Evaluating Stream Restoration Projects in the Sprague River Basin 10/15/2010

OSU Research Equipment Reserve Fund for Fall 2010 10/25/2010

NSF: Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) (LOI: 11/05/2010) 01/06/2011

NSF: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG) 11/19/2010

NSF: Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) 11/30/2010


For Students: Funding Opportunities

New! 3 year PhD Studentship at the Northern Rivers Institute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (Starting date January 2011): “Heterogeneity and connectivity in riverine and riparian ecosystems – implications for climate change”

New! European Marie Curie fellowship (2.5 years in France/Zurich)

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (proposals due 10/19/10)

CUAHSI 2010 Pathfinder Graduate Student Fellowships to Support Multi-site Research in Hydrology (aps due 11/1/10)

Fall 2011 EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study (aps due 11/05/10) (includes many water-related areas)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (applications due in November)

Funding for airborne laser swath mapping (ALSM) of graduate student research areas by National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) (aps due 11/1/10)

2011 American Society of Microbiology Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute (aps due 12/1/10)

DOD Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program (aps due 12/1/10)

2011 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study (aps due 12/9/10)

8th Annual USEPA P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet (proposals due 12/22/10)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) (aps due 12/17/10)

Research Assistantships, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (stormwater management on ecosystem function in urban watersheds)


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Fish Biologist (GS-0482-11/12) Stockton Fish and Wildlife Office (CA) (closing 10/8/10)

Faculty position in Environmental/Microbiology/Biotechnology, Northwestern University in Environmental Engineering and Science (closing 11/30/10)

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Earth Sciences, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (regional atmospheric climate modeling)

Environmental/Geo Post-docs, Geological and Planetary Science Division at the California Institute of Technology

Hydrogeologist, groundwater engineer, or geological engineer Loughlin Water Associates, LLC (Park City, Utah)

Postgraduate Research Associate in Hydrology, Chemistry, or Soil Science Environmental Sciences Division Biological and Environmental Sciences Directorate Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge (Tennessee)

Business Development Manager - Malawi, Water for People (closing 10/10/10)

Community Educator, People for Puget Sound


Other Items of Interest

(none this week)


Other Related Campus Events

New! Tues, October 5, 9–10:30 a.m. MU 109B (Schille Room) - Interviewing Techniques: How to Be Effective & Avoid Common Mistakes, Sponsored by: OSU Women in Science (WIS) group | bring a resume/CV

New! Thursday, October 7, 3-6 p.m., 140 Covell Hall - Open House for the new Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation Center. The goal of this program is to double the number of underrepresented minority students who graduate in science and engineering in 5 years.

New! Thurs, November 4, 9am–10:30am MU 109A - Negotiating Terms of Employment, Sponsored by OSU Women in Science (WIS) group | bring a resume/CV


Regional Events and Conferences

September 30 through October 7 - USACE Open Houses on 2010-2011 Winter Season Modified Operations for Willamette Valley Project

October 9 - Northwest Water Law Symposium (NW-WLS)

October 9, 10-4 p.m. - Kids Day for Conservation, hands-on natural resource education event | Volunteer opportunites available! | Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis

October 11 - Deadline for abstracts for posters at the 10th Annual Stream Restoration Symposium, Skamania Lodge, WA

October 20 - Deadline for abstracts for the 2011 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) April 12-16, 2011, Seattle, WA

October 20 - 14th Annual WA/OR Climate and Water Meeting: 2011 Water Year | Vancouver, WA

November 7-9 - The 2nd Annual Symposium on Transboundary River Governance in The Face of Uncertainty: The Columbia River Treaty, 2014

November 15 - Managing for Uncertainty: Climate Change Models May be WRONG, but They ARE Useful, A workshop for natural resource extension educators | LaSells Stewart Center

November 15-17 - 2010 Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Conference Pendleton, Oregon.

New! November 29-December 3 - Contaminant Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater Training

December 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Oregon Water Utilities Council’s 2010 Legislative Symposium Meeting Oregon’s Water Needs | Salem

New! May 24-25, 2011 - 2011 Oregon Water Conference: Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty | Convened by the Oregon Section of the American Water Resources Association (ORAWRA) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Hydrology.


National and International Events and Conferences

November 12, 3 p.m. ET - CUAHSI Cyberseminar - Thorsten Wagener, Pennsylvania State University | Hydrologic Similarity and the Search for a Catchment Classification Framework