Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves August 23, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, August 26, 1pm, Wilkinson 203. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Amy Lange (Ph.D., Geology, Advisor: Dr. Roger Nielsen). “Magmatic processes beneath mid-ocean ridges: Insights from mineral and glass chemistry in plagioclase ultraphyric basalts."

Tuesday, August 27, 9:30am, Burt 193. Ph.D. Defense: Brie Lindsey (Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Advisor: Dr. Harold Batchelder). "Bioenergetics and Behavior of the Krill Euphausia pacifica in the California Current System off the Oregon Coast."

Tuesday August 27, 12:30 pm, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense: Stephaine G. Labou (M.S., Marine Resource Management, Advisor: Dr. Sarah Henkel). "Physical Factors Affecting the Spatial Distribution of Infaunal Bivalve Assemblages and Species along the Continental Shelf of the Pacific Northwest."

Tuesday, August 27th, Tea and cookies at 3pm/ Seminar at 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Sean Carrigg (OSU undergraduate student in the BioResources Research program, advised by Christoph Thomas). "Is Advection Important? An Examination of the Advective Dynamics of Sensible Heat and their Influence on Subcanopy Respiratory Fluxes in Heterogeneous Forest Terrain."

Friday August 30, 10:30am, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense: Danielle C. Asson (M.S., Marine Resource Management, Advisor: Dr. William Hanshumaker
). "What's That on the Beach?  Designing a Protocol for the Identification and Reporting of Stranded Marine Fish, Squid, and Turtles Using the Oregon Coast as a Proof-of-Concept."

Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences (IDES) Program Event -Sept. 25th

Shan de Silva, Bob Duncan, and staff wish to invite you to the Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences (IDES) Program event: The 2013 Symposium will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., in Oregon State University’s Burt Hall, Room 193. The IDES Symposium provides students that have just completed a year or two in the program, with the opportunity to present their research projects.  We are anticipating brief PowerPoint presentations by the students, and a poster session highlighting their ongoing research. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet all the interns and mentors, and get a brief update on how the program is progressing. Refreshments will be provided, so RSVP to Lynette de Silva (at desilval@geo.oregonstate.edu) by September 18 at 5pm.

To learn more about the program visit http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu 

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Top - Nick Davies (Whitman College, REU fellow) pulls a pot. Photo by Jessie Wishart. Bottom - The group eats crab after the catch. Photo by Rick Colwell.

Send Announcements To



See older Making Waves issues