Seminars and Events Sponsored by the
Subsurface Biosphere Initiative


Thursday, September 1 2:30-4:30pm p.m., MU 109, OSU. Summer 2011 SBI Internship Poster Session


Thursday, September 2 2:30-4:30pm p.m., MU 109, OSU. Summer 2010 SBI Internship Poster Session

Wednesday, July 21 La Sells Stewart Center, OSU. Subsurface Biosphere Initiative Summer Workshop

Thursday, May 13 4:00 p.m., ALS 4000. Benno P. Warkentin Lecture, sponsored by the Subsurface Biosphere Initiative, the Association of Graduate Soil Scientists and the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Speaker: Dr. Michael Thompson, professor, Iowa State University and an AAAS and SSSA Fellow, who spoke on his research on colloid mobility in soils.


New SBI Intern Reception, 2008.
Lew Semprini opens the 2009 Internship Poster Session.

Thursday, September 3 2:30-4:30pm p.m., MU 109, OSU. Summer 2009 SBI Internship Poster Session

Thursday-Friday, July 23-24 La Sells Stewart Center, OSU. Subsurface Biosphere Initiative Summer Workshop

Monday, May 4 4:00 p.m., ALS 4000. Biochemical Perspectives on Soil Organic Matter Structure, Humification, and Function in Soil Processes (SBI/CSS Seminar). Speaker: Dan Olk, Soil Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Aimes, Iowa. FMI: Markus Kleber.

Monday, April 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m., ALS 4000. Temperature Dependence of Soil Organic Matter Turnover, (SBI/CSS Seminar). Speaker: Francesca Hopkins, senior PhD student from UC-Irvine. Host: Markus Kleber.

Monday, April 20, 4:00-5:00 p.m., ALS 4000. Defining the "Quality" of Soil Organic Matter, (SBI/CSS Seminar). Speaker: Mark Johnson, Research Soil Scientist U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Corvallis. Host: Markus Kleber.

Monday, April 13, 4:00 p.m., ALS 4000. Radiocarbon and Soil Organic Matter Turnover(SBI/CSS Seminar). Speaker: Chris Swanston, Director, Northern Institute of Applied Carbon Science; Research Ecologist - Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Science Research, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Houghton, Michigan. FMI: Markus Kleber.

Monday, April 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m., ALS 4000. It Breathes! Interpreting, Measuring and Modeling Soil Respiration (SBI/CSS Seminar). Speaker: Claire Phillips, PhD candidate, Forest Science, OSU. Host: Markus Kleber.

Monday, March 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m., ALS 4000. The Impact of Subterranean Rodents on Geologic Processes, Soils, and Plant Communities (SBI/CSS Seminar). Speaker: Jim Reichman.

Friday, March 20, 1 p.m., Wilkinson 203 - 2008 SBI Intern Marc Nabelek gave a short presention on his research, Developing the Resazurin‐Resorufin System as a “Smart” Tracer to Measure Microbial Respiration and Sediment‐Water Interactions.

Thursday, March 19, 4:00 p.m., Burt 193. Are There Predictable Soil Microbial Community Responses to Climate Change? (SBI Seminar) Speaker: Eoin Brodie, Ph.D., research scientist in the Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. FMI: Rick Colwell,

Thursday, February 19, 10 a.m., Burt 193. Using Geo-Electrical Methods to Monitor Bio-Geochemical Processes in the Near Subsurface (SBI Seminar). Dr. Dimitris Ntarlagiannis from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University will review his work in the new field of biogeophysics, including the basics, an introduction to IP-resistivity, SP and EP, a discussion of his experiments with the methods, and where the research is heading. FMI: Rick Colwell,


Thursday, November 13, 3:00 p.m., Owen 106. Microbially-based Strategies for Controlling Leakage of CO2 During Geologic Sequestration and the Enhancement of Carbonate Mineral Formation from CO2 (Carbon Sequestration Seminar Series). Speaker: Robin Gerlach, Montana State University / Center for Biofilm Engineering. FMI: Dorthe Wildenschild.

Thursday, November 6, 3:00 p.m., Owen 106. Numerical Modeling of Coupled Processes in Geologic Storage of Greenhouse Gases - Recent Results and Open Challenges (Carbon Sequestration Seminar Series). Speaker: Karsten Pruess, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. FMI: Dorthe Wildenschild.

Thursday, October 30, 3:00 p.m., Owen 106. Carbon sequestration in deep-sea basalt (Carbon Sequestration Seminar Series). Speaker: David Goldberg, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.

Thursday, October 2, 3:00 p.m., Owen 106, Geological Storage as a Carbon Mitigation Option (Carbon Sequestration Seminar Series). Speaker: Michael Celia, Princeton University

Thursday, October 9, 3:00 p.m., Owen 106. CO2 Sequestration within Basalt Formations: The Big Sky Pilot Borehole Program (Carbon Sequestration Seminar Series). Speaker: Frank Spane Pacific Northwest National Lab.

Wednesday, September 3, 3-4:30 p.m., in MU 208, OSU. SBI Undergraduate Intern Research Presentations. SBI interns gave short presentations on the results of their research.

Tuesday, August 12, 8:00 a.m., ALS 3006. Two SBI Interns Report Their Research (Crop and Soils Science Journal Club). Alese Colehour spoke on the methodologies and preliminary results of soil microbial community structure under different agricultural management treatments. Brian Wakefield discussed modeling amino acid dynamics in forest soils. FMI: Dave Myrold,

New SBI Intern Reception, 2008.
New 2008 SBI interns get together at a reception, where they introduced their projects to faculty membes and other interns.

Tuesday, July 1, 3 p.m., MU 211, OSU. 2008 SBI Internship Reception and Initial Project Presentations.

June 15-17, Hallmark Resort in Newport, Oregon. The 2008 SBI and ESB IGERT Workshop.


Thursday, September 13, 12 noon, MU 211, OSU. 2007 SBI Internship Luncheon and Presentations (Titles and PDFs of presentations).

June 17-19, Hallmark Resort in Newport, Oregon. The 2007 SBI and ESB IGERT Workshop.


Thursday, September 13, 3 p.m., in MU 206, OSU. 2006 SBI Intern Poster Session (Titles and PDFs of posters).

June 18-21, Hallmark Resort in Newport, Oregon, The 2006 SBI and ESB IGERT Workshop.


July 28, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., La Sells Stewart Center, OSU, The first SBI workshop. Agenda. Introductory Presentation (PDF of PowerPoint Presentation).