May 3, 2006
View a list of publications
related to the subsurface biosphere from OSU faculty and students
and their colleagues. This list was compiled in late April 2006 from database
searches and includes articles published in 2005 and 2006. If you know
of other publications to add to this list or notice key journals that
are missing, let us know at email@example.com.
2006 OSU Subsurface Biosphere Summer Workshop will be June 18-21 in Newport,
OR . Sessions include: Plants as Drivers of Subsurface Processes (session
chairs, Dave Myrold and Peter Bottomley); In-Situ Bioremediation of Hazardous
Wastes (session chair, Lew Semprini); and Microbes in Subsurface Marine
and Volcanic Environments (session chair, Marty Fisk). FMI: http://sbi.oregonstate.edu/news/workshop06.htm.
Funding Opportunities for Students
SBI Summer 2006 Undergraduate Internships
- SBI will offer paid internships for undergraduates to work on research
projects related to the subsurface biosphere. The goal of these internships
is to provide undergraduates with rewarding research experiences at OSU
that will stimulate their interest in the subsurface biosphere and encourage
them to pursue graduate studies. The program will focus on, but is not
limited to, under-represented minority and women students. Funding is
still available. FMI: http://sbi.oregonstate.edu/education/interns.htm.
Task Force on Biotechnology Short-Term Research Fellowships for Pre-doctoral
or Recent Post-doctoral Students - The fellowships are for short-term
exchanges of US scientists with interest in collaborating with EU laboratories
and are designed to foster transatlantic collaborative interactions and
enhance the professional development of the exchange fellows through the
acquisition of expertise in microbial environmental biotechnology.
The fellowship will support visits from one to six months in a host EU
laboratory, including travel, housing and a living supplement. Any US
citizens or permanent residents who have initiated their predoctoral studies
or have been awarded the Ph.D. no more than seven years from the application
deadline may apply.
Funding Opportunities for Faculty
for Biological Sciences - Research Coordination Networks in Biological
Sciences (RCN) - "The goal of this program is to encourage and
foster interactions among scientists to create new research directions
or advance a field. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking
strategies are especially encouraged. Groups of investigators will be
supported to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational
activities across disciplinary, organizational, institutional, and geographical
boundaries. The proposed networking activities should have a theme as
a focus of its collaboration. The focus could be on a broad research question,
a specific group of organisms, or particular technologies or approaches."
A project funded by this program in 2005 focused on denitrification -
Deadline: June 26, 2006.
- Ecosystem Science Cluster - Ecosystem Studies - Supports investigations
of whole-system ecological processes and relationships in ecosystems across
a diversity of spatial and temporal (including paleo) scales. Proposals
may focus on areas such as: biogeochemistry; decomposition of organic
matter; belowground nutrient cycling and energy flow;
primary productivity; radiatively active gas flux; element budgets on
watershed, regional, continental, or global scales; relationships between
diversity and ecosystem function; ecosystem services; and landscape dynamics.
Proposals will be considered that focus on advancing ecosystem science
through either the pursuit of new theoretical paradigms or novel modeling
efforts. Inter- and multi-disciplinary proposals that fall across traditional
programmatic boundaries are welcomed and encouraged. Deadline:
July 9, 2006.
Don't forget that the SBI has funding available for proposal development...see
For a list of other external grant
opportunities related to the subsurface biosphere, click here...
Wednesday, May 3 4:00 PM.
Characterizing Groundwater Systems Using Hydrogeophysics (Hydrology
Seminar Series). Eileen
Poeter, Colorado School of Mines. Held on campus at ALS 4000. Eileen
is this year’s Darcy Lecturer and she will be available to meet
on May 3 with students from 1:15-2 pm and for one-on-one (30 min) appointments
from 2-3:30 pm. Contact Roy Haggerty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you would like to meet with her. FMI: http://water.oregonstate.edu/news/SpringHydro2006.pdf.
Tuesday, May 9 4:00 PM.
Gas Hydrate (the ice that burns!)--A Widespread Methane Reservoir
(Geography/Geology Seminar Series). Anne
Trehu, College of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU. Held on campus
at Gilfillan Auditorium. FMI: http://www.geo.oregonstate.edu/events/SeminarSeries/Seminar_Current.htm.
Thursday, May 18 4:00 PM.
The Planet Within: Microbial Communities as Geological Agents
( IGERT Earth's Subsurface Biosphere Seminar Series). Dr.
Penelope (Penny) Boston, Research Associate Professor of Cave and
Karst and Director of the Cave and Karst Studies Program, Department of
Earth & Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech. Held on campus at
Burt 193. FMI: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/igert/seminars.html.
Link to a calendar
of other related events...
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