Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves February 15, 2013


THIS FRIDAY, Feb. 15th, 4 p.m., Gilfillan Hall. Special Seminar: Dr. Marvin Lilley"On Being Lucky - Hydrothermal Vents: From Discovery to Today's Science". Marv Lilley received his Ph.D. from Oregon State University and he participated in the cruise that discovered hydrothermal vents. He has been on more than 50 vent related oceanographic cruises in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans.  His primary interest continues to be the chemistry, microbiology and gases in hydrothermal vents.  He has developed instruments for in situ chemical measurements and collecting samples from vents. He will talk about the discovery of hydrothermal vents and some of the exciting science that he has been involved in since. There will be a TGIF at Martin Fisk's house after the talk. 5:45 to 8:00 p.m. Some food and drink provided. You are welcome to bring something to share. For more details please email: martin.fisk@oregonstate.edu

Tuesday, February 19th, 4pm, Wilk 108.  GEM Seminar Series: Brian Chaffin (CEOAS Geography Program) "Flexibility in Water Resource Governance: Prospects for measuring adaptive governance in the Klamath Basin." Michael C. Ewald (CEOAS Marine Resource Management Program) Where's the True Ground Surface? LiDAR Elevation Bias in Oregon Tidal Marshes and Swamps

Tuesday, February 19, 3:30pm, Burt 193. Dr. Mark Zelinka (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). "Insights into feedbacks, rapid adjustments, and radiative biases due to clouds in global climate models."

Wednesday, February 20th, 4pm, ALS 4000. Water Resources Seminar Series: John Selker (Oregon State University: Biological & Ecological Engineering). "How a footnote in a book by a French Mathematician from the 1800's helped solve a salmon riddle in the Middle Fork of the John Day."

Thursday, February 21st, 4pm, Wilk 108. Geology Seminar Series: Rebecca Terry (Zoology, Oregon State University). "The Dead Don't Lie: Raptors, Rodents, and Conservation Paleobiology."

Friday, Feb. 22nd, 4pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar Series: Ale Sanchez- "The Oregon shelf through a SeaGlider perspective I will show examples of the different types of physical events that sea gliders are able to capture." Sandy Letzing - "Characterizing the response of coralline algae to changing ocean chemistry." Michael Ewald - "Where's the True Ground Surface? LIDAR Elevation Bias in Oregon Tidal Marshes and Swamps LIDAR-derived digital elevation models are potentially biased within tidal wetlands and other densely vegetated landscapes."

Friday, February 22, 4pm, Cordley 1109. Prof. Kathleen Dean Moore & Prof. Michael P. Nelson (OSU). "Five Tools of Moral Reasoning for Climate Scientists."


Job Opportunities

Green Diamond Resource Company has two Full-Time Temporary Geology Technician positions available.  These positions will work under a Professional Geologist and may count toward time worked towards your geology license. We are looking for Geology or Watershed Management students that have taken coursework in Hill-Slope processes (landslides) and/or Fluvial Geomorphology; a Bachelor’s degree in Geology is preferred.  This is a field-intensive position that will work on over 350,000 acres of Redwood-forest terrain in Northern California.  Our ownership spans from the Oregon border approximately 100 miles south and 30 miles east to west from the coast.  Experience with geologic, watershed or aquatic monitoring surveys along with experience surveying topographic profiles is a plus.  4WD, GPS, and the ability to work as a valued member of a crew are required. The full job posting is available at www.greendiamond.com/employment

Deadline to apply - Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 12 noon, Send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Zambas at e-mail: lzambas@greendiamond.com or fax: 707-268-3028.


February Climate CIRCulator

The February Climate CIRCulator is available for viewing and is brought to you by The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) and The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC).  If you would like to subscribe to the Climate CIRCulator click here.

Food Drive Update!

Thanks for making the bake sale a delicious success. We raised approx $175 and saw some amazing displays of CEOAS baking skills! Don't forget, we have a generous CEOAS faculty member amgonst us who has offered to match each and every cash/check donation to the Linn-Benton Food Share for up to a total of $250. That match DOES NOT include money raised from the bake sale, WE ONLY HAVE $50 TO GO...we can do it!! Please give donations to Jane Cigarran or Sarah Haluzak in CEOAS Admin 203, or Melinda Jensen in Wilk 104. Thanks to all for your generosity!

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Next Saturday, February 23rd, 15 teams of high-school students and about 100 volunteers will converge on the College for the annual Salmon Bowl. Behind the scenes, the 2013 Salmon Bowl student coordinators and faculty advisor are busy with final arrangements. From left: Michelle Fournet, Fred Prahl, and Saskia Madlener.

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