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Making Waves - November 25, 2015

Seminars & Defense

Monday, November 30, 2015. 4-5 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Rosie Gradoville (PhD, OEA) “Linking nitrogen fixation rates to microbial diversity across ocean biomes”

Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 12-1 pm, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar: Jamon Van Den Hoek. "By Any Lens Necessary: Spatially-explicit monitoring and analysis of violent conflict”

Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 2-3 pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Federico Cernuschi (PhD, Geology). “The geology and geochemistry of the Haquira East porphyry copper deposit of southern Peru: Insights on the timing, temperature and lifespan of the magmatic-hydrothermal alteration and mineralization.”

Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  3:30-4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Ali Mashayek, MIT. "The leaky Drake Passage"

Wednesday, December 2, 2015. 4-5 pm, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Bryan Tilt, Oregon State University: Anthroplogy Program, College of Liberal Arts. “Establishing a Global Database to Analyze the Ecological and Social Impact of Dams: A Partnership Between OSU and the Nature Conservancy”

Thursday, December 3, 2015. 4-5 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar:  Lucinda Leonard, University of Victoria. “Assessing the tsunami hazard of Canada’s coastline from plate-boundary, crustal fault, and large landslide sources"

It's A Bake Off

The CEOAS Annual Winter Celebration is taking the form of an All College Bake Off this year! Students will judge from 4 categories: Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and Breads. All are encouraged to bring their contribution. Please let Melinda know if you will be submitting your tasty treat for judging.

Where: CEOAS Admin Lounge
When: Thursday December 3rd from 4-6 pm
Cost: One can of food or $1…proceeds to go to the Annual Food Drive

Special Seminar by Ray Hilborn

Dr. Ray Hilborn, professor in the School of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Washington will be giving an invited general audience seminar in LaSells Stewart Center onMonday, Nov. 30th at 700pm.

This is an special invited seminar hosted by OEB in conjunction with Applied Economics and Fish and Wildlife.

There will be a reception prior to the talk at 6:30 in the Myrtle Tree Cove at with some light snacks provided.

If you would like to meet with Ray during his visit please contact Andrew Thurber.

Ray is a fisheries scientist working on global fisheries using both population and ecosystem approaches. His research is high profile and controversial. It should be a great talk. Read more about Ray.

Title and Abstract:

Sustaining global fisheries production:  what does it take?

The media are filled with gloom and doom stories about the demise of fisheries and have promoted views that 90% of the large fish of the ocean were depleted by 1980 and that if current trends continue all fish stocks will be collapsed by 2048.  After the publication in 2006 of the paper estimating the 2048 date for the final demise of fisheries, the lead author of that study, Boris Worm, and I formed a group to understand our difference in perspective about the sustainability of capture fisheries.  In 2009 we found that in countries that conduct scientific stock assessments stocks were on average not in decline, but stable.  Since then the status of fisheries in many countries has continued to improve with fishing mortality rates declining and stocks often rebuilding.  However, much of the world does not have effective fisheries management, and in those places stocks appear to be heavily fished and in decline.  In this talk I will discuss some of the data used to identify the status of fish stocks and fisheries, and outline our current understanding of what it takes to sustainably manage fisheries.

AGU Poster Printing

We expect a high number of requests to print posters for the conference beginning 12/14. College logos are available on the CEOAS website.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Last week's Pie-in-the-Face contest was a well-supported success. Thanks to all who participated! Besides Larry Becker pictured here, Interim Dean Roy Haggerty, Demian Hommel, and Andrew Meigs also got "pied." The event raised $492 to support Geosciences Club trips. All OSU students and faculty are welcome to go on these trips. For more information, contact Bobby Cruze geoclubofficers@gmail.com

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