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Upcoming Campus Events
Thursday, May 3
4:00pm. Nitrification in Acid Soils: Solving the Paradox
(Soil Microbial Ecology Seminar). Professor Jim Prosser, University of
Aberdeen. Professor Jim Prosser is an internationally known soil
microbiologist whose work has most recently focused on nitrification,
particularly the role that ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria play
in it. Those interested in meeting with Professor Prosser while he is
in Corvallis may contact Dave Myrold (email@example.com).
Held on campus at ALS, OSU 4000. FMI: Dave Myrold firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, May 22
2:30pm. Are Ecosystem Carbon and Water Exchange in Oregon's
Forests Coupled? A Report from Investigations Across a Climate Gradient
(Ecological and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series). Christoph Thomas,
CEOAS, OSU Held on campus at ALS 4001. FMI: http://ecoevo.oregonstate.edu/seminar-schedule.
Tuesday, May 29
2:30pm. A Fresh Look at the Specificity Paradigm of Alnus-Associated
Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Communities (Ecological and
Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series). Peter Kennedy, Dept. of Biology,
Lewis & Clark College Held on campus at ALS 4001. FMI: http://ecoevo.oregonstate.edu/seminar-schedule.
Wednesday, May 30
3:30 - 4:30 pm. Evolution of Sex in Fungi (2011-12
CGRB Seminar Series). Joe Heitman, Department of Molecular Genetics and
Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine ALS 4001FMI: http://www.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/events/seminar-schedule.
Thursday, May 31
12noon. Biogeochemistry of Deep Biosphere: Hypoxia - Oxygen
Minimum Zones or Methane Seep Communities (Ocean Ecology
& Ocean Biogeochemistry Seminar). Rick Colwell, CEOAS Held on
campus at Burt 193. FMI: http://www.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=calendar.main.
Monday, June 4
4:00pm. The Influence of the Forest Floor Moss Cover on
Ectomycorrhizal Abundance in the Oregon Cascades (Part of
the Crop & Soil Science Seminar Series). Presented by: Jed
Cappellazzi Held on campus at ALS 4000. FMI: http://groups.hort.oregonstate.edu/content/influence-forest-floor-moss-cover-ectomycorrhizal-abundance-oregon-cascades.
Wednesday, June 6 -
Friday, June 8.
Ocean Crust Processes and Consequences for Life
(Dark Energy Biosphere Institute (DEBI) Research Coordination Network
(RCN)). Theme: Processes in the ocean crust, from formation to
subduction, and consequences for ocean-crust exchange budgets and
subseafloor life. S Held at University of Bremen, Germany. FMI:
Wolfgang Bach email@example.com.
Saturday, June 16 -
19. American Society for Microbiology General
Meeting. ASM's General Meeting focuses on the following broad
categories: diagnostic microbiology and epidemiology; pathogenesis and
host response mechanisms; general and applied microbiology (including
environmental microbiology); and molecular microbiology, physiology,
and virology. Held at San Francisco, CA. FMI: http://gm.asm.org/.
Sunday, July 8 - Friday,
14th International Working Meeting on Soil
Micromorphology. Held at l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans,
Barcelona, Spain. FMI: http://www.lleida2012.udl.cat/
Sunday, August 5 -
10. Workshop: Answering Ecological Questions
with Metagenomic Sequencing (2012 Ecological Society of
America Annual Meeting). Held at Oregon Convention Center, Portland,
OR. FMI: David Myrold firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, October 21 -
October 24. Symposium on Soil Metagenomics
(2012 Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting). Held at
Cincinnati, Ohio. FMI: David Myrold email@example.com.
Opportunities for Students
(listed by due date)
The Camille & Henry Dreyfus
Foundation, Inc. Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry 2011
- The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to
appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry. Example
topics include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with:
the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology,
soil or groundwater. Contact Martha
Coleman, Director of Foundation Relations, OSU Foundation for
more information. Application due August 20, 2012.
Opportunities: Search for summer undergrad research
internships from the Pathways
to Science Website. The site also has
Opportunities for Faculty
(listed by due date)
The SBI has funding available for proposal development
and maintains a
list of external grant opportunities related to the subsurface biosphere.
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