USGS Lunchtime Seminar Series (Oregon)

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In Spring Term, 2021, the USGS lunchtime seminar will be 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 (Except May 19, at Noon),


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.


  • April 7    Flow and Transport in Agricultural Ecosystems and the Natural Environment: Advances and Applications in Soil,                               Water, Energy and Food Systems.
                    Dr. Chrisophe Darnault, Clemson University
  • April 14  How Will Climate Change Impact Water Management and Rating Curves for Columbia River Dams?
                    Ben Zelinsky, Bonneville Power Administration
  • April 21  Environmental Justice and Urban Innovation.
                    Dr. Elizabeth Mack, Michigan State University
  • April 28  Modeling the Effects of Projected Climate Change on Hydrology in the Stillaguamish River Basin.
                    Dr. Bob Mitchell, Western Washington University
  • May 5     Dam Management Affects Gross Primary Production Up to 400 km Downstream in a Large Desert Southwest River.
                    Dr. Bridget Deemer, USGS
  • May 12   Assessing Water Stress in Large Cities: How Water Utilities Adapt Using Infrastructure and Institutions.
                    Dr. Julie Padowski, Washington State University
  • May 19   Classification and Similarity for Global Hydrology
    (Noon)      Dr. Ross Woods, University of Bristol (Unique Zoom for this session:Meeting ID 921 0828 6609)                                   
  • May 26   Resolving the Role of Infrastructure-Mediated Flows in the Hydrologic Cycle of Urban Watersheds.
                    Dr. Luke Pangle, Georgia State University
  • June 2    The Tight Coupling Between Forests and Water – And Why This Matters.
                   Dr. Naomi Tague, University of California, Santa Barbara

All talks broadcast via ZOOM, Wednesdays 4-5pm (Except May 19, at Noon)

The Zoom link for all talks (except for May 19) will be

The Zoom link for the May 19 talk will be

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

Meeting ID: 929 4486 8945

Contact Dr. Mary Santelmann ( for Password

Previous Seminars

Note: The 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.