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USGS Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Brown-Bag Seminars this fall will usually be held on Tuesdays from noon to 1 pm. The Seminar Series will be held at the USGS office at 2130 SW 5th Avenue in Portland. The seminars are informal and are open to the public. Bring your lunch.

If you would like to be notified of upcoming seminars via email, then please sign up for the online mailing list at: The online mailing list also will be used to notify its members of seminar cancellations or other schedule changes.

Note: The following schedule is subject to change. Please check this page prior to attending a seminar. This schedule can be downloaded here.

*Disclaimer -- The research, opinions, and materials expressed by presenters are solely of the individuals and are not reflective of the Oregon Water Science Center, the U.S. Geological Survey, or the U.S. Department of the Interior.

September 27
12 to 1pm

She Flies With Her Own Wings: The Oregon Water Resources Research Institute Story

Todd Jarvis

Institute for Water & Watersheds,
and College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University

October 4
12 to 1pm

Using Remotely Sensed Imagery to Track the Geomorphic Evolution of the Snake River in Wyoming, Estimate Melt-Water Production on the Greenland Ice Sheet, and Map Patterns of Water-Surface Roughness in Rivers

Brandon Overstreet

Pathways Student Hydrologist, USGS Oregon Water Science Center,
and Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Wyoming

October 11
12 to 1pm

Mapping the Extent of Tidal Wetlands in Oregon and the U.S. West Coast Using Extreme Water Level Data and Lidar

Laura Brophy

Director, Estuary Technical Group
Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis, Oregon
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October 18
12 to 1pm

Storm-Event Transport of Urban-Use Pesticides to Streams Likely Impairs Invertebrate Assemblages

Kurt Carpenter

Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Science Center

October 25
12 to 1pm

Cascadia's Deep Subduction Tremor is Muted by Forearc Faults

Ray Wells

Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Portland, OR

November 1
12 to 1pm

Quaternary Stratigraphy of Wet Meadows in the Silvies River Basin, Eastern Oregon

Caroline Nash

Ph.D. Student, Oregon State University
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Water Resources Graduate Program

November 8
12 to 1pm

Using Stable Isotopes from the Groundwater-to-Atmosphere Continuum to Evaluate Processes Controlling Groundwater Discharge in Desert Basins

Amanda Garcia

Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Science Center

November 15
12 to 1pm

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Kevin Kilbride

Region 1 Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of Refuge Biology, Vancouver, WA

November 22
12 to 1pm

Characteristics and Dynamics of a Large Sub-Tidal Sand Wave Field -- Habitat for Pacific Sand Lance (Ammodytes personatus) in San Juan Channel, Washington, USA

Dave Cacchione

U.S. Geological Survey Emeritus Scientist
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

November 29
12 to 1pm

The Fire Maiden and the Warriors: Eruptive Histories and Hazards of Mounts St. Helens, Hood, and Adams

Cynthia Gardner

Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, WA

December 6
12 to 1pm

Carbon Processing in Reservoir Sediment

Laurel Stratton

Ph.D. Candidate, Geology, Water Resources Science, Oregon State University


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