USGS Lunchtime Seminar Series (Oregon)

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In Spring Term, 2020, the USGS lunchtime seminar is a joint seminar series with the Portland State University School of the Environment (SOE) and Oregon State University. All presentations are broadcast via ZOOM, Wednesdays 4-5pm,

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.


  • Apr. 1 - "Anthropocene Climate and Land Use Change: Is it Driving Meaningful Changes in Subsurface Plumbing?" Dr. Pam Sullivan, Oregon State University
  • Apr. 8 - "Looking into the Blackbox of Stream-riparian Groundwater exchange: Exploring Catchment Controls on the Flowpaths During Baseflow Recession," Dr. Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines
  • Apr. 15 - "Water Café: Blue Peace Index Panel, Columbia River Basin," Panelists: Beth Warne (The Economist), Pr. Barbara Cosens (University of Idaho), Organized by Lynn Porta, MS Water Resources Policy & Management    
  • April 22 - "Restoration Science and Strategies for a Large, Highly Altered River: A Long, Strange Trip on the Missouri," Dr. Robert Jacobson, USGS
  • April 29 - "Nitrogen Movement and Transformation: A Journey from Slopes through Streams to Urban Wetlands in the Arizona Desert," Dr. Amalia Handler, EPA
  • May 6 - "Opportunities for CO2 Capture, Conversion, and Storage in the Pacific Northwest," Dr. Peter McGrail, Pacific Northwest National Library
  • May 13 - "Long-term geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide; lessons from the Soda Springs, Idaho natural analogue site," Dr. Robert Smith, University of Idaho
  • May 20 - Dr. Travis McGrail, Idaho National Laboratory
  • May 27 - "Portland Harbor – Moving Forward To Cleanup," Hunter Young, EPA
  • June 3 - Dr. Vanessa Bailey, Pacific Northwest National Library

All talks broadcast via ZOOM, Wednesdays 4-5pm

Webinar Info:
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Phone Dial-In Information
        +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 253 215 8782 US

Meeting ID: 269 294 757

Previous Seminars

Note: The following schedule is subject to change. Please check this page prior to attending a seminar.

*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.