Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 2, 2012

Seminars & Defenses

Monday,  November 5, 2012, 3:30pm, ALS 4001. Karen McLeod, Director of Science – COMPASS. "Making your science matter: Risks, rewards, and responsibilities".  *Reception to follow at Bombs Away

Tuesday, November 6, 3pm, Burt 193. Sally Warner, CEOAS/OSU:  "Using bottom pressure to quantify tidal form drag on a sloping headland".

Tuesday, November 6th, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar Series, Heather Lintz (CEOAS). “Tree species sustainability in the Northwest, Joseph Black, and landscape-level phenotyping of natural populations.”

Thursday, November 8, 4pm, Gilfillan Auditorium.  Geology & Geophysics Colloquium- Jochen Braunmiller (CEOAS). "The Maupin, Oregon Earthquake Swarm - Role of Fluids and Seasonal Modulation".

Thursday, November 8th, 9am, Wilkinson Hall Room 203. M.S. Thesis Defense; Philip Neumann, M.S., Water Resources Science (Hydrogeology). Advisor: Dr. Roy Haggerty. "Gaining leverage in freshwater management through savvy use of shallow aquifers"

Thursday, November 8, 11-12. Library Seminar Room, HMSC. Steamed live at: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/video/live.html . Marie Colton, HMSC Director Candidate.

Thursday, November 8th, 2 pm, Burt 193. M.S. Defense, Baiq Hilda Astriana, M.S., Marine Resource Management. Advisor: Dr. Flaxen Conway. "Evaluating the Potency of Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) using Oyster (Crassostrea sp.) and Seaweed (Gracilaria sp.) for Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Farms to Reduce Negative Impacts on Environment and to Improve Coastal Economy in Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia"

Job Opportunities

Adjunct teaching at WSU Vancouver: Environmental Policy; Climate Change; Evolution. We are searching for adjunct faculty to teach the following courses while regular faculty are on leave during Spring semester 2013 (Jan. 7-May 7). We will provide syllabi, though modifications that build on an individual's strengths are welcome.

Environmental_Science 335: Environmental Policy. 3 credits. Global, national, and regional environmental issues and policy.  This is a lecture-based course currently scheduled for Tuesday/Thursday, 14:50-16:05 Class is 3 contact hours of lecture. The course may be taught based on the existing syllabus (available at http://directory.vancouver.wsu.edu/people/michael-chappell. (Direct Link))

Geology 390: Living on the Edge: Global Climate Change and Earth History. 3 credits. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Global earth system: ocean, earth, atmosphere, biosphere, and cryosphere; human impact on the climate system; climate change data predictions; debates.  This is a 3 credit course taken primarily by non-science majors, typically with an enrollment of ~40. Scheduled Tuesday/Thursday 13:25-14:40

Biology 403: Evolutionary Biology. 3 credits. Course Prerequisite: Biology 301 (Introduction to Genetics). Survey of evidence for evolution and operation of evolutionary processes that influence adaptation, diversification and speciation in organisms.  This course is scheduled for Tuesday/Thursday 10:35-11:50 and will be team-taught with Prof. John Bishop.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in a related discipline, Ph.D. preferred; plus experience in developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Application Procedure:  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Interested applicants should send 1) a cover letter discussing training and experience as related to the required and preferred qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3 letters of reference; and 4) evaluations of past teaching performance to: Dr. John Bishop, Program Leader, Science Programs, Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave, Vancouver, WA 98686, bishopj@vancouver.wsu.edu

See http://cas.vancouver.wsu.edu/ for more information regarding departments and WSU Vancouver.

Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of groups historically under-represented in science are strongly encouraged to apply.

 The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track position in physical oceanography and/or marine biogeochemistry.  An appointment may be made at any level of seniority. 

All applicants with research interests in oceanic processes are invited to apply.  AOS is a vibrant and collaborative department whose faculty have long-standing strengths in the theory, modeling, data analysis, and measurements of weather, large-scale circulations, climate, mesoscale and microscale turbulence, atmospheric physics and chemistry, marine biogeochemistry, ecosystems, and space physics.  AOS operates an instrumented 27-ft Zodiac for coastal ocean measurements.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D (or equivalent) degree at the time of appointment and will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He or she will also be expected to lead or develop a first-rate research program, where graduate and post-graduate scholars are actively recruited, supported, and mentored. An interest in mentoring or outreach to underrepresented groups is also desirable. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The target starting date is Fall 2013 but is negotiable.  Please direct all applications and inquiries to Professor James McWilliams, Chair, Oceanic Search Committee, UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA  90095-1565. ocean_search@atmos.ucla.edu

In the electronic and/or paper application package, please include: (i) a statement of teaching and research interests; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) a list of 3-5 individuals who are familiar with your work and can serve as a reference; (iv) up to five publications. Applications postmarked prior to December 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.

Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium Accepting Applications

For early career marine geoscientists, the symposium (March 11-13, 2013, in Washington, D.C.) introduces skills of forming interdisciplinary collaborations and communicating discoveries to the public and policymakers. Participants will engage in small group discussions and proposal workshops, and will meet with funding agencies, media representatives, and policymakers. The symposium will provide leadership and communications training and begin the process of forming interdisciplinary research collaborations. Applicants may be from any subfield of marine geology or geophysics, including including sedimentary geology, geochemistry, marine geophysics, microbiology, marine seismology, paleooceanography, tectonophysics, volcanology, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, and more. They should have completed their PhD between December 2009 and December 2012. Selected participants will receive full participation support. Deadline 12/16/12.



CEOAS Congrats

Michael Ewald, Marine Resource Management , received the Geoffrey R. Dimmick Memorial Scholarship for academic excellence. 

Three CEOAS students won prizes for Best Student Poster at the 2012 Heceta Head Coastal Conference, 26-27 October in Florence, OR. Ata Suanda, Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres, first place; Michael Ewald, Marine Resource Management, 2nd place; and Arwen Bird, Marine Resource Management, 3rd place 


2nd GRRS Training for Principal Investigators - SAVE THE DATE, 11/15

ATTN ALL PIs: Following up on our first opportunity to learn about a terrific accounting tool that we've all been wanting, we'll hold a second training session on Grant Reporting & Reimbursement System (GRRS) on  Thursday, November 15th from 1-2:30pm in Burt 193. Don't miss out if you'd like to learn some great new ways to track and manage your grants!

Bring your iPad or laptop for an interactive session. Remember you will need your ONID username and password to use GRRS.

A cheat sheet is now located on the Proposals page of our website under "Faculty & Staff --> Proposal Information": http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/proposal/

Wanted: DEX phonebooks

Wanted: any unwanted hardcopy "DEX" phonebooks that came out earlier this week. There were two; I would like to get any unwanted copies of the larger one (just says "Corvallis"). We want them for the maps in the front. They are nicely-formatted Corvallis maps that include a street index, a rapidly-disappearing commodity.Prospective students and visitors find them useful. I will recycle the remainder for you. Please contact Lori Hartline.

R/V Oceanus

19 Dec/09 Jan Newport/Apra Harbor       Transit/              11/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
12 Jan/28 Jan Apra Harbor/Apra Harbor   Wiens, D/0841074      18/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
01 Feb/19 Feb Apra Harbor/Kao-hsiung    Hodgkiss, W/N00014-12-1-0054 16/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F
                                        Bibee, L/             5/NAVY-NRL/F
21 Feb/11 Mar Kao-hsiung/Cordova        Transit/              20/NAVY-ONR/F
14 Mar/23 Mar Cordova/Cordova           wang, d/              11/NAVY-NRL/F
25 Mar/01 Apr Cordova/Newport           Jessup, A/            7/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Crater Lake National Park, Sept. 11, 2012 Redeploying the 60th instrument mooring in the depths of Crater Lake. This research project has yielded 30 years of continuous observations of the physics, chemistry, and biology in the deepest lake in the United States (7th deepest in the world). Pictured in the lower right, Bob Collier, Professor CEOAS, Mark Buktenica, National Park Service Biologist and OSU Alum, and Chris Moser, Senior Faculty Research Assistant hold a sediment trap that collects particles settling to a depth of 582 meters. Every time this sediment trap is redeployed, the crew signs it, leaving a history of the people and memorable events along the way. Pictured in the lower left, Chris Moser and Walt Waldorf prepare the mooring on the Park Service's RV Nueston. For more information, see: http://chemoc.coas.oregonstate.edu/~bobcollier/

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