H2OSU: November 12, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012
(Fall Term, Week 8) 

 

OSU WATER EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, November 12, 9:00am-10:00am, Nash Hall 32, “Why is it so dark in here? Am I in a riparian plantation or do I have my head up my . . . ?” -Tom Spies and Gordie Reeves, USFS Pacific Northwest Forests Experiment Station

Tuesday, November 13, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt Hall 193, Modeling the Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills from Deep-water Wells -Jim Graham, CEOAS- GEM Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 14, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Kerr Administration Building B008, Applying and interviewing for a post-doc position -Women in Science Fall Work

Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Various locations, USGS Cyanobacteria Webinar- Cyanobacteria Monitoring in Kansas

Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, ALS 4000,Rivers of Ideas: Keynes' dams, Hayek's meanders, and Aristotle's regimes- Martin Doyle, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment

Thursday, November 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Gilmore Annex Conference Room, Hydrophiles Brownbag Politics and Water

Friday, November 16, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Wilkinson Hall 203, Alison Doniger's Thesis Defense- Establishing Irrigation Criteria for Cultivation of Veratrum californicum

Friday, November 16, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Various locations, Monitoring Hydroecologic Change in a Restored Riparian Wetland: A Need for Improved Soil Moisture Measurement Technology - Steve Loheide, University of Wisconsin-Madison CUAHSI Fall Cyberseminar Series

 

UPCOMING OSU WATER EVENTS

Tuesday, November 20, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt Hall 193, Joe Levy - CEOAS, GEM Research Seminar Series

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.

 

WATER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Young Hydrologic Society is looking for students and young scientists!

Young Hydrologic Society (YHS) is an initiative aiming to set up a network for young hydrologists. YHS will be organizing a meeting during the EGU General Assembly 2013, in Vienna, Austria. This meeting will be an interactive session where they will discuss the possible contribution of this network, what its goals should be and how this should be organized in the most effective fashion. If you are interested in participating and would like to get involved please visit their website at www.youngHS.com or email them at younghydrologicsociety@mail.com.

Please spread the word your fellow students!

  • Opportunity to meet Martin Doyle from Duke University!

Dr. Martin Doyle from Duke University will be joining us to present at our weekly Water Resources seminar next Wednesday, November 13-14. There are opportunities to join him for no-host dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, and breakfast or lunch on Wednesday. If you are interested, please indicate your availability on this doodle poll http://doodle.com/vgdnamrrtps5e5t9. You can also visit Dr. Doyle's website: http://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/martindoyle/


 OSU WATER IN THE NEWS

  • Study: High stream temperatures, low flow create potential “double trouble” (Corvallis Gazette Times)

    A newly published study by researchers at Oregon State University and two federal agencies concludes that high temperatures coupled with lower flows in many Northwest streams is creating increasingly extreme conditions that could negatively affect fish and other organisms.

    The study, published in the professional journal Hydrobiologia, was funded and coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey and the research branch of the U.S. Forest Service. It points to climate change as the primary reason for the extreme conditions.

    The study looked at 22 “minimally human-influenced” streams from the period of 1950 to 2010, located in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Montana and Idaho. The researchers found the hydrology of the streams was complex and differed among streams; while weather extremes affected all of the streams, the impact seems to be mediated by the influence of groundwater.

     

RECENT OSU WATER PUBLICATIONS

Saldías GS, Sobarzo M, Largier J, Moffat C, Letelier R (8/2012) Seasonal variability of turbid river plumes off central Chile based on high-resolution MODIS imagery Remote Sensing of Environment Abstract OSU authors: Saldias, Letelier

Jackson TR, Haggerty R, Apte SV, Coleman A, Drost KJ (2012) Defining and measuring the mean residence time of lateral surface transient storage zones in small streams Water Resources Research Abstract OSU authors: Jackson, Haggerty, Apte, Coleman, Drost
 

Safeeq M, Fares A (10/2012) Interception losses in three non-native Hawaiian forest stands Hydrological Processes Abstract OSU author: Safeeq

 

FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

NSF: Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps) 12/15/2012

Foundation: McDonnell (James S) Foundation - Collaborative Activity Awards

Foundation: Wells Fargo Environmental Grant Program

USDOD: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) 01/08/2013

NSF: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Type 2 and 3 Projects 01/14/2013

USEPA: Centers for Water Research on National Priorities Related to a Systems View of Nutrient Management 01/15/2013

NSF: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology 01/17/2013

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water 01/31/2013

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

 

FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

NSF: NSF Sponsored REU "Water, Society, and Health" 12/15/2012

NSF: NSF STEM Scholarships for students in Water Resource Science and Engineering degree programs at OSU 01/04/2013

AWWA Abel Wolman Fellowship 01/05/2013

AWWA Larson Aquatic Research Support (LARS) 01/05/2013

AWWA Thomas R. Camp Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Holly A. Cornell Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA American Water Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Black & Veatch - Building a World of Difference Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Malcolm Pirnie Graduate Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA MWH Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Charles “Chick” Roberts Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Hazen and Sawyer Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Mueller Systems Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Echologics Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Neptune Scholarship 01/05/2013

USEPA: Performance and Effectiveness of Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Approaches in the Urban Context: A Philadelphia Case Study 01/08/2013

NSF: Law & Social Sciences (LSS) 01/15/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Political Science 01/15/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics 01/15/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics 01/16/2013

USDA: USAID Title II Development Food Assistance Programs 01/16/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Economics 01/18/2013

Foundation: Oregon Best Red List Design Challenge 01/18/2013

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Postdoctoral Fellowship in modeling evapotranspiration and land-atmosphere interactions, Moffett Research Group, (Austin, TX) (Open until filled)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in GIS and Hydrogeology, Tennessee Tech University, (Cookeville, TN) (Open until filled, applications preferred by December, 15, 2012)

Director, Institute for Sustainability Studies, and Associate/Full Professor, Montclair State University, (Montclair, NJ) (Deadline: November 15, 2012)

Assistant Professor of Geography: Biophysical Dimensions of Water, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) (Open until filled: Review of applications starts December 15, 2012)

Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences: Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) (Open until filled: Review of applications starts December 15, 2012)

Oregon Legislative Assembly Committee Intern Position, Oregon Legislative Assembly (State Capitol in Salem, OR) (New Corrected Deadline: November 19, 2012)

Aquatic Ecologist Researcher Position, National Aquatic Monitoring Center: Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University (Logan, UT) (Open until filled: Application review starts December 7, 2012)

Research Hydrologist Position, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station (Otto, NC) (Open until filled)

(All New!)

 

REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES 

The Cutting Edge of Temperature Measurement in Earth Sciences Principles, Applications, Operational Factors, and Demonstrations of Distributed Temperature Sensing for Environmental Sensing | Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Sunday, December 2, 2012 | Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Drilling Fundamentals for Hydrogeologists | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Explaining Complex Hydrogeological Issues | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada

NGWA Geothermal Forum: Business Success Through Excellent Performance | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada

20th Annual Endangered Species Act | Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Friday, January 25, 2013 | Seattle, WA

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

2012 AGU Fall Meeting | Monday, December 3, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012 | San Francisco, CA 

NGWA 2012 Groundwater Expo's | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, NV

2012 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Geohazards and the Role of Groundwater and Surface Water | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Columbus, Ohio

AGU Short Course - Launching an Academic Career: A 1-Day shortcourse for PhD students and Post docs | Saturday, December 8, 2012 | Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

CUAHSI EarthCube "End-User" Workshop on A Digital Crust | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Fort Collins, CO | To apply for in person or virtual participation, please fill out an interest form (click here) by October 31.

5th Water Contamination Emergencies: managing the threats | Monday, November 19, 2012 - Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | IWW Water Centre, Mülheim-an-der-Ruhr, Germany

Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2012 | Monday, November 19, 2012 - Thursday, November 22, 2012 | Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

1st Guatemalan Hydrogeological Congress | Monday, November 19, 2012 - Saturday, November 24, 2012 | Ciudad de Guatemala, GUATEMALA

13th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control | Sunday, November 25, 2012 - Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Perth, Western Australia, Australia

4th International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage: Management, Technologies and Policies | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Adelaide, Australia

6th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment Conference (IPWE 2013) | Monday, January 7, 2013 - Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Izmir, Turkey

 

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