2017 - 2018

The ESM department and the Association of Environmental Science Students (AESS) is pleased to continue the weekly ESM Friday Science seminar. The purpose of this seminar is to provide a casual platform for the presentation of current research and new ideas. We hope that this will continue to be a valuable opportunity to present your work and to gain feedback from folks outside your lab and outside your area of study. We encourage everything from half-baked ideas that can benefit from an informal conversation to fully polished presentations on all subjects within environmental science.  

Starting October 6, 2017 this seminar will be held on Fridays from 3-4pm in SRTC-B1-82.  Snacks and coffee will be provided by the ESM department.  If you are interested in presenting, attending or have any other questions contact Amy Ehrhart (aehrhart@pdx.edu).

Seminar Schedule

 Date      Presenter     
 Affiliation       Presentation Topic        
10/6/17Dr. Cat de Rivera  PSU/ESM Introduction to ESM! 
10/13/17Britta Baechler and Dorothy Horn    PSU/ESMPervasive plastics in nearshore ecosystems
10/20/17Dr. Yangdong Pan    PSU/ESMChina's South-to-North Water Diversion Project
10/27/17Dr. Angela Strecker    PSU/ESM    What are the roles of connectivity and the environment in structuring freshwater communities?
11/3/17Dr. Daniel SobotaOregon Department of Environmental Quality  Sources and environmental impacts of reactive nitrogen across the United States
11/10/17Veterans Day - PSU Closed        No Seminar
11/17/17 Dr. Melissa Haeffner    PSU/ESM     What is Water Justice? 
11/24/17Thanksgiving break
No seminar
12/1/17Laura Costadone        PSU/ESM    Ecosystem services and management of urban lakes: proposed research
12/8/17Final exams
No seminar
12/15/17Winter Break
No seminar
12/22/17Winter Break
No seminar
12/29/17Winter Break
No seminar
1/5/18Winter Break
No seminar
1/12/18Samantha Hamlin    PSU/ESM    Lone wolves and copycats: A survey of infrastructure and policy for flood hazard and floodplain management
1/19/18Tim Elder  
PSU/ESMGeometric morphometric analysis of wild and hatchery salmonids
1/26/18Dr. Sahan DissanayakePSU/Dept. of Economics Valuing Ancient Irrigation Systems: A discussion of the socio-economic/ecological/hydrological aspects of cascade tank systems in Sri Lanka
2/2/18Amy Ehrhart    PSU/ESM    Testing the waters: A field investigation of emerging contaminants in Pacific oysters 
2/9/18Ben ShetterlyPSU/ESMEvaluating bioretention soil: phosphorus characterization and vulnerability of release
2/16/18Micah Horwith  Washington Department of Natural Resources Managing ocean acidification: understanding the threat and developing adaptation measures
2/23/18Dr. Jonah Piovia-ScottWashington State University, VancouverTBD
3/2/18Cancelled    Cancelled   No seminar this week!
3/9/18Ariana ChiapellaPSU/ESM        Public perceptions of mountain lake fisheries management in national parks
3/16/18Erin Poor    PSU/ESMThe Urban Beaver Study: An examination of the effects of beavers on an urban streamscape
3/23/18 Final exams
No seminar
3/30/18Spring Break
No seminar
4/6/18Steven MurschelPSU/ESM, Creator of West Linn Beaver Ambassadors    Test run of BEAVER PUB TRIVIA, an event coming up at Willamette Cider and Ale House in West Linn later this spring
4/13/18Dr. Ryan BellmorePacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest ServiceSpatial Complexity and Freshwater Food Webs: The Importance of Nature’s Messiness in Maintaining Ecological Resilience
4/20/18Eric Butler    PSU/ESM    Gardening with Northwest Native Plants: An Ecological Approach
4/27/18CancelledCancelledNo seminar this week!
5/4/18Rich Miller (ESM) and Kurt Carpenter (USGS)   PSU/ESM and USGS    Aquatic plants and water quality in Willamette River off-channel habitats
5/11/18Emma Huston and Kara Caselas    PSU/ESM    Restoration of Two Pacific Northwest Forest Ecosystems
5/18/18Joint Campus Conference at OSU        No seminar 
5/25/18Memorial Day Weekend No seminar
6/1/18Crysta Gantz    PSU/ESMLandscape genetics in Eastern Washington lakes
6/8/18Monica MogilewskyPSU/ESM    TBD
6/15/18 Final exams  No seminar