Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 20, 2012


Mon., 23 April, 10 a.m., Burt 193. Special Seminar High Latitude Candidate. Joe Levy, OSU: "Geology, Hydrology, and Ecology at High Latitudes: New Frontiers in Antarctic Research."

Tue., 24 April, Noon, Burt 193. Special Seminar Earthquake Geology & Active Tectonics Faculty Candidate/Yeats Chair. Betsy Madden, Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University: "The Mechanics of Earthquakes that Rupture Multiple Faults: The Influence of Fault Geometry and Driving Stress on Fault Slip in the M7.3 Landers, CA Earthquake."

Tue., 24 April, 2:30 p.m., ALS 4001. Ecological & Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series. Andy Jones, Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology, OSU: "Seeing the Forest below the Trees: A Metagenomic Study of Plant Fungal Interactions in a Tropical Forest."

Tue., 24 April, 3 p.m., Burt 193. Physics of Oceans & Atmosphere Seminar. Ed Dever, CEOAS: "NSF's Ocean Observatories Initiative: Building Research Infrastructure for the Pacific Northwest and the Broader Community."

Tue., 24 April, 4 p.m., Wilk. 231. Geography, Environmental Sciences, and MRM Seminar. Julia Jones, CEOAS: "The Volcano Ecology: The Geography of Volcanic Disturbance Effects on Ecosystems and People – Two Examples from Chile."

Thur., 26 April, Noon, Burt 193. Ocean Ecology & Ocean Biogeochemistry Seminar. Kelly Benoit-Bird, CEOAS: "The Importance of Patches in the Ocean."

Thur., 26 April, 4 p.m., Gilfillan Auditorium. Geology Colloquium. Emily Johnson, University of Oregon: Title TBA.

Student Defense

Fri., 20 April, Noon, Kelly Engineering Center 1001. Kelsey Gianou, Marine Resource Management graduate student, will present her M.S. Defense: "Aquatic Pesticide Best Management Practices and Relational Database for the Protection of NOAA Trust Species."

Congratulations, Peter Clark

Peter Clark was named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Earth Science. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists in its eighty-eighth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. During his time as a Guggenheim Fellow, Peter Clark plans to further develop a recent interest in ice sheet-ocean interactions and their influence on climate and the carbon cycle.

Funding Opportunity

NSF: Research Coordination Networks (RCN). The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education. Groups of investigators will be supported to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. Proposed networking activities should focus on a theme, such as a broad research question. BIO, GEO, SBE, OCI, and OPP directorates accept general RCN proposals. These directorates as well as others (such as Engineering and Mathematics and Physical Sciences) participate in the targeted tracks, such as the Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (RCN-SEES) track. See the full solicitation for more information. Due: 06/15/2012, 02/04/2013.

International Marine Spatial Planning Public Symposium

11th Annual Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium at URI Providence Feinstein Campus (Paff Auditorium). This all-day event will bring together international marine spatial planning experts to discuss what is being learned from the practice from the more mature initiatives and better understand the implications of different approaches to the task. Panelists from around the globe will discuss topics including how does marine spatial planning affect economic, ecological, and regulatory issues as well as options for structuring the governance system, integrating science and local knowledge in the planning and analysis process, and bridging the gap between planning and the implementation of a marine spatial plan. A summary of the Symposium will be prepared for wide distribution. For more information, please visit Rhode Island Sea Grant Marine Spatial Planning.

OSU Discovery Days - C-More

Volunteers are needed to present ocean-themed activities to kids in an informal setting at OSU Discovery Days! C-MORE (Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education) at the U. of Hawaii has developed some great activities to teach basic ocean concepts and info about plankton to a wide variety of audiences.

OSU Discovery Days is a free outreach program sponsored by the Colleges of Science and Engineering to be held Tue., and Wed., May 1-2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (volunteer in 2-hour time blocks) at LaSells Stewart Center. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Amy Vandehey, 7-9655.

R/V/ Oceanus

18 Apr. – 26 Apr., Newport, Reimers, OSU/Shelf EC Fluxes
30 Apr. – 09 May, Newport, Levine, OSU/CMOP-Renewal
12 May – 26 May, Newport, Toomey, UO/Cascadia Initiative

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