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USGS Winter 2017 Seminar Series

Brown-Bag Seminars this winter 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.

January 17
12 to 1pm

CANCELLED -- USGS Office Closed Due to Weather

January 24
12 to 1pm

Grand Ronde Tribal Landscapes

Briece Edwards

Manager and Senior Archaeologist, Historic Preservation Office
Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde

January 31
12 to 1pm

Rock Creek Confluence Restoration Project

Cheryl McGinnis1, Gail Shaloum2, Suzi Cloutier3

1Executive Director, Clackamas River Basin Council
2Clackamas County Water Environment Services
3Clackamas River Basin Council Outreach and Stewardship

February 7
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

February 14
12 to 1pm

Holocene-Age Archaeological Site Potential and Preservation in Sediment Traps of Eastern Oregon

Michele Punke


February 21
12 to 1pm

CANCELLED -- No Seminar

February 28
12 to 1pm

CANCELLED -- No Seminar

March 7
12 to 1pm

Understanding Carbon Cycling: Quantifying Spatially and Temporally Variable Gas Fluxes from Lake Sediments

Ben Scandella, Ph.D.

Recent MIT graduate

March 14
12 to 1pm

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Oregon and their Impacts on Ecosystems and Drinking Water Supplies

Kurt Carpenter

U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Science Center


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