Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 13, 2015


Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:00 AM, Wilkinson 203.  Student Defense - Ms. Melissa Errend (M.S., Marine Resource Management) "Applying Economic Benefit Transfer to Improve the Transfer of Ecological Estimates in Ecosystem Services Research & Policy"

Friday, March 20, 2015 2:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Defense - Mr. Evan Riddle (M.S., Geophysics) “High Resolution Regional Travel-Time Tomography in South-Central Tibet: Imaging Tibetan Crust beneath the Hi-CLIMB Array”

Earth Systems History Candidates to Speak

“The rise of oxygen and siderite oxidation during the Lomagundi Event”
Presented by: Aviv Bachan, Pennsylvania State University/Stanford University
Monday, March 16th / 12pm / Burt 193

Candidate will give a teaching lecture on Monday, March 16th at 4 pm in Wilkinson 231


“The co-evolution of life and environment across the Precambrian-Cambrian transition in Mongolia, South China and the western USA”
Presented by: Emily (Emmy) F. Smith, Harvard University
Wednesday, March 18th / 12pm / Burt 193

Candidate will give a teaching lecture on Thursday, March 19th at 11:30 am in Wilkinson 231


Brown-Bag Discussion: Science and Public Perception

Should scientists withhold some evidence to avoid alarming the public? Who decides? Join the discussion Tuesday, March 17, noon to 1 p.m. in the Linus Pauling Science Center room 402. Info: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sciencecommunicators/

Open Access Workshop

Interested in learning more about Open Access resources at Oregon State? Join Michael Boock, head of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services at OSU Libraries, for a discussion on new tools for scholarly publishing and communication. April 6, 2-3 p.m., Burt 193. More details to follow.

Geospatial Analysis/Climate Adaptation Candidate Here To Share

Scott Lieske, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

"Visualization methods for linking scientific and local knowledge of climate change impacts."
Monday March 16, 2-­3PM in Burt 193
Teaching seminar: Tuesday, March 17, 2­3PM (Wilkinson 235)

New Enterprise/National direct billing number

The direct billing number tied to Oregon State Universities Enterprise/National contract has been compromised with fraudulent activity. For the security of the University we have issued a new direct billing number.  This change only effects the number used while making rental car reservations. 

Please contact travel@coas.oregonstate.edu to obtain this new number. For security reasons, it cannot be posted on our website.

Science Pub Talk

Beneath Antarctic Ice: The Persistence of Life at the End of the Earth

March 16, 2015 (Monday) • Father Luke's Room, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend
Andrew Thurber, assistant professor and senior researcher, will discuss how invertebrate communities thrive in the Antarctic  Learn how these invertebrates shift their diets in order to survive, from plankton to fascinating kinds of bacteria. Thurber's story may be set against an Antarctic backdrop, but it provides an analog for some of the largest and most important habitats on our planet with implications for our carbon legacy and the continued functioning of our planet as a whole.

Register for Beneath Antarctic Ice

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS Geology grads celebrating after using their worldly knowledge to be crowned Coalition of Graduate Employee trivia champions! Photo by Allan Lerner

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