Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 25, 2015

Seminars & Defense

Monday, November 30, 2015. 4-5 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Rosie Gradoville (PhD, OEA) “Linking nitrogen fixation rates to microbial diversity across ocean biomes”

Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 12-1 pm, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar: Jamon Van Den Hoek. "By Any Lens Necessary: Spatially-explicit monitoring and analysis of violent conflict”

Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 2-3 pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Federico Cernuschi (PhD, Geology). “The geology and geochemistry of the Haquira East porphyry copper deposit of southern Peru: Insights on the timing, temperature and lifespan of the magmatic-hydrothermal alteration and mineralization.”

Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  3:30-4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Ali Mashayek, MIT. "The leaky Drake Passage"

Wednesday, December 2, 2015. 4-5 pm, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Bryan Tilt, Oregon State University: Anthroplogy Program, College of Liberal Arts. “Establishing a Global Database to Analyze the Ecological and Social Impact of Dams: A Partnership Between OSU and the Nature Conservancy”

Thursday, December 3, 2015. 4-5 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar:  Lucinda Leonard, University of Victoria. “Assessing the tsunami hazard of Canada’s coastline from plate-boundary, crustal fault, and large landslide sources"


It's A Bake Off

The CEOAS Annual Winter Celebration is taking the form of an All College Bake Off this year! Students will judge from 4 categories: Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and Breads. All are encouraged to bring their contribution. Please let Melinda know if you will be submitting your tasty treat for judging.

Where: CEOAS Admin Lounge
When: Thursday December 3rd from 4-6 pm
Cost: One can of food or $1…proceeds to go to the Annual Food Drive


Special Seminar by Ray Hilborn

Dr. Ray Hilborn, professor in the School of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Washington will be giving an invited general audience seminar in LaSells Stewart Center onMonday, Nov. 30th at 700pm.

This is an special invited seminar hosted by OEB in conjunction with Applied Economics and Fish and Wildlife.

There will be a reception prior to the talk at 6:30 in the Myrtle Tree Cove at with some light snacks provided.

If you would like to meet with Ray during his visit please contact Andrew Thurber.

Ray is a fisheries scientist working on global fisheries using both population and ecosystem approaches. His research is high profile and controversial. It should be a great talk. Read more about Ray.

Title and Abstract:

Sustaining global fisheries production:  what does it take?

The media are filled with gloom and doom stories about the demise of fisheries and have promoted views that 90% of the large fish of the ocean were depleted by 1980 and that if current trends continue all fish stocks will be collapsed by 2048.  After the publication in 2006 of the paper estimating the 2048 date for the final demise of fisheries, the lead author of that study, Boris Worm, and I formed a group to understand our difference in perspective about the sustainability of capture fisheries.  In 2009 we found that in countries that conduct scientific stock assessments stocks were on average not in decline, but stable.  Since then the status of fisheries in many countries has continued to improve with fishing mortality rates declining and stocks often rebuilding.  However, much of the world does not have effective fisheries management, and in those places stocks appear to be heavily fished and in decline.  In this talk I will discuss some of the data used to identify the status of fish stocks and fisheries, and outline our current understanding of what it takes to sustainably manage fisheries.


AGU Poster Printing

We expect a high number of requests to print posters for the conference beginning 12/14. College logos are available on the CEOAS website.

  • CEOAS Research Publishing in Burt 166 provides printing for faculty on the 42” plotter. This is a first-in, first-out queue, and we are generally open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are using PowerPoint, please also provide a PDF file, in case there are PowerPoint problems. You will need an index number before bringing in your file. You can place your file on Valis/scratch/crystal/AGU2015, bring it to Publishing, or email a file under 10 MB to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu
  • You can also print the poster yourself on the 42” plotter in the Digital Media Lab (Burt 170) and put your index number on the sign-up sheet located in that room. This is a good option if you need to print outside normal business hours.
  • Graduate students with an index number can send files to pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu or use the Digital Media Lab plotter. All students can use Student Multimedia Services in the Valley Library at no charge for posters; it requires lead-time for posters to be printed.
  • Alternative locations for printing aside from the Digital Media Lab are: Kinkos (541-757-8127), located on 9th Street, Corvallis. They charge 7.25/sq.ft. on matte/bond paper (max width of 40”); and NW Graphic Imaging (541-753-9406), located on 3rd Street, Corvallis. They charge 6.50/sq.ft. on semi-gloss only paper (max width of 48”). NW Graphic Imaging is a vendor through OSU and is set up to take your index number for charging purposes. NW Graphic Imaging requires 3 days lead time for poster printing.
  • On certain days, the number of AGU posters might also impact how long it takes to replace printer toner cartridges in Burt and Weniger, although we intend to replace as soon as possible. Since the printers are networked, an alternative to waiting is to select another printer to which to send jobs.


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Last week's Pie-in-the-Face contest was a well-supported success. Thanks to all who participated! Besides Larry Becker pictured here, Interim Dean Roy Haggerty, Demian Hommel, and Andrew Meigs also got "pied." The event raised $492 to support Geosciences Club trips. All OSU students and faculty are welcome to go on these trips. For more information, contact Bobby Cruze geoclubofficers@gmail.com


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