Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — October 27, 2017

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Monday, October 30, 2017. 4- 5 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: 1) Will Fairchild (MS, OEB) “Coastal Monitoring of Ocean Acidification Using Combined CO2 Measurements” and 2) Vaclav Kuna (PhD, G&G) “Mode of Seismic Slip at an Ocean Transform Fault: Results from the Blanco Transform Fault OBS Experiment”

Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 12:00 - 1:00 pm Burt 193.  Geography Symposium:  Wiley Thompson. “Geospatial Intelligence & Planning for Environmental & Population Security"

Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Burt 193.  POA Seminar:  Bill Smyth, CEOAS. "Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in the atmosphere and oceans"

Wednesday, November 1, 2017. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Owen 103. Economics of Water Seminar: Frank Ward, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, New Mexico State University. "Managing the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: An International Look"

Thursday, November 2, 2017. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Ben Murphy, Oregon State University. "Geoelectric and Geodynamic Mysteries in the Southeastern US, or: Why the "Dead" East is just as interesting as the Active West"


Andrew Thurber and Sarah Seabrook, CEOAS, Oregon State University.

TOPIC: Linking cold seep processes to Cascadia margin ecosystems: Using a foundation of discovery to quantify and communicate ecosystem worth 

DATE: Thursday, November 2, 2017
TIME: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Seminar Room:  Guin Library, Hatfield Marine Science Center 

ABSTRACT: In this talk we will talk about how combining discovery with an increased mechanistic understanding of the processes at methane seeps can provide a foundation to communicating and valuing the worth of these deep-sea ecosystems to society.  Starting broad we will talk about biogeographical patterns of methane seep communities and what we have learned from recent expeditions off our coast, stretching along the Cascadia Margin.  Following this we will talk about what we have learned about trophic dynamics of a potential future commercial species (the Tanner Crab) that is often found at these habitats and how species such as this can impact processes across the margin, including the role of the habitats to humans. Finally, we will step back and discuss a current project that uses methane seeps, and other deep-sea habitats off of Oregon to quantify and valuate the services provided by the deeper water zones that are part of our coastal ecosystem and society.  

There will be a live broadcast of the Thursday Seminar via Adobe Connect.
You can find past seminars online.


2017 Research Highlights is Here!

Read all about CEOAS faculty and student research excellence in the 2017 Research Highlights. Many thanks to Crystal Barnes for her fantastic, innovative design, and to Nancy Steinberg for her fine editing. http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/research/highlights/

EMT Department Seminar Series

Susanne Brander, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University

November 1, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM
ALS 4001

"Using model estuarine organisms to assess environmental stress across biological scales"

Dr. Susanne Brander studies the responses of aquatic organisms to environmental stressors across biological scales, with a focus on discerning mechanisms of toxicity and linking results of laboratory experiments and field data to population-level responses. Recent work examines the impacts of endocrine disrupting compounds on gene and protein expression, fecundity, and sex ratio. Current projects include an evaluation of multi-generational responses to toxicants in the context of global climate change and a study on the trophic transfer of microplastics. Brander has recently published in Scientific Reports, Environmental Science & Technology, Aquatic Toxicology, and Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry.

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Math Camp 2017 students on suspension bridge above Drift Creek Falls. Photo by Dudley Chelton

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