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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 16, 2015

Save the Date: Marine Science Day

Marine Science Day at Oregon State's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport is Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 am until 4 pm. Free admission! (No tickets required, but donations are apprciated.) Experience the research, education, and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine lab unique in the Pacific Northwest. Read more about Marine Science Day.


Kyle McDonald at Science Pub Portland

Kyle McDonald, CEOAS Faculty Research Assistant, will be giving a science pub talk for OMSI at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, February 2, 2015. See Science Pub Portland for more information.


Share Your Research on the Radio

Inspiration Dissemination is a radio show on 88.7FM every Sunday night at 7 p.m. that features graduate students sharing stories about their research and lives here at OSU. If you are a graduate student and would like to communicate your research to a broad audience, please sign up here.


CEOAS Proposal Web Page

The CEOAS proposal web page has been updated!

New features include:

  • Request Salary and Fringe Rates for Proposals- This form can be used to request salary information for yourself or other employees on your project. If the project dates are included, we will apply an escalation rate and provide salary and fringe rates for all project years.
  • Multi-Year Budget Templates- Two budget templates have been added that follow the format of NSF’s 1030 and provides enough detail for OSU’s review. The CEOAS proposal budget guidelines and a GRA calculator can both be found in this spreadsheet. This template is not limited to NSF proposals and is not mandatory; we will continue to review budgets in the format that works best for you.
  • Upcoming Deadlines/Events- At the top of the webpage, we will announce large proposal deadlines and upcoming events.

Please check out the site and let us know what you think. If there is something you would like added or changed, please let us know!


Geology & Geophysics Seminar Series

Complete G&G Seminar Series of the Winter 2015 Quarter

Thursday 1/08 -- Dr. Anders Carlson (OSU)
Late Holocene Arctic glacier change: Occam’s Razor or Huxley’s Complex?

Thursday 1/15 -- Dr. Christo Buizerd (OSU)
Abrupt Climate Change in the Ice Core Record: The Thermal Bipolar Seesaw

Thursday 1/22 -- Dr. Alyssa Shiel (OSU)
Tracing Contaminant Transport, Transformations and Fate Using Heavy Stable Isotopes

Thursday 1/29 -- Dr. Mo Davies (OSU)
It Came From Outer Space: Cosmogenic Be Archived in Marine Sediments

Thursday 2/05 -- Dr. Rachel Lauer (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Seismic and Slow-slip Behavior Along the Middle America Trench, Costa Rica: Implications from Clay Dehydration Modeling of Fluid Sources

Thursday 2/12 -- Dr. Eldon Gath (Earth Consultants International)
Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer
Sponsored by the Engineering Geology Section of GSA
Tectonic Geomorphic and Paleoseismic Investigations for the Panama Canal

Thursday 2/19 -- Dr. John Booker (University of Washington; New Courtesy Faculty OSU)
Too Much Slab Waving in South America? Wet Plumes as an Alternative to Flat Slab Processes as the Cause of Back Arc Volcanism

Thursday 2/26 -- Dr. Mark Abbott (University of Pittsburg)
Lake Drilling Revealing Past Drought Patterns, Tropical Records of Glaciations, Global and Arctic Climate Change and Magnetic Field Variations

Thursday 3/05 -- Dr. David Ullman (OSU)
Laurentide Breakdown: Refining the Chronology and Mechanisms of the Last Deglaciation

Thursday 3/12 -- Dr. Rob Hatfield (OSU)
Using Particle-size Specific Measurements to Understand Sedimentary Magnetic Records


Brown Bag Discussion

Friday, January 23, at noon in Wilkinson 203

Ecosystem services and community based coral reef management institutions in post blast-fishing Indonesia

Kelly Heber Dunning
MIT Environmental Policy and Planning Program

Depending upon the institutional framework, coral reef ecosystems and local economic development can be synergistic. When managed properly through local institutions, coral reef systems can deliver ecosystem services that create livelihoods and increase local prosperity in dependent communities. This study compares two community-based reef management institutions. One is located in a community with a reef struggling to recover from destructive fishing, the other in a community that has experienced a remarkable recovery. Using mixed methods, long-form interviews, and surveys of reef tourism stakeholders, this uses institutional characteristics to predict reef quality. Certain institutional components hypothesized to predict reef quality did not; these include universal membership requirements for reef stakeholders, stakeholder familiarity with leadership and hierarchies, and transparent decision- making and implementation of management policy. This means that one size fits all prescriptions for local reef management institutions should be viewed with caution. Instead, the success of management institutions may depend upon both the path toward economic development, access to technology that facilitates coral recovery, and communication of conservation strategies to tourist visitors.

See article in press


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS at AGU 2014 (photo by Robert Allan)


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