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March 8, 2017

Our lunchtime seminars are held Tuesdays from 12pm to 1 pm PT. The science lectures are held at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center at 2130 SW 5th Avenue in Portland, OR. The presentations are informal and are open to the public. Please, bring your lunch.

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.


  • Sept. 26 - "USGS Polar Bear Research, Including Collaborations with the Oregon Zoo," Karyn Rode (U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Oct. 3 - "How Animals Exploit Shifting Habitat Mosaics: Examples from Oregon to Alaska," Jonathan Armstrong (Oregon State University)
  • Oct. 10 - "The Transient Nature of Heat in River Systems," Stewart Rounds (U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Oct. 17 - "Assessment of Columbia and Willamette River Flood Stage at Portland in a Future Climate," Susan Wherry (U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Oct. 24 - "Designing for Tomorrow's Climate: Knowledge Systems for Urban Resilience," Thaddeus Miller (Arizona State University)
  • Oct. 31 - "Deep Groundwater Recharge in the Upper Umatilla River Basin, Oregon," Esther Pischel (U.S. Geological Survey) 
  • Nov. 7 - "Upper Willamette Reservoir Food Webs: Insights, Mysteries, and Salmon," Chrissy Murphy (Oregon State University)
  • Nov. 14 - James Pearson (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Nov. 21 - "Can Stream and Riparian Restoration Offset Climate Change Impacts to Salmon Populations?" Casey Justice (Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission)
  • Nov. 28 - "A Volcano, a Lake, and a Recurring Headache: The Spirit Lake Conundrum," Jon Major (U.S. Geological Survey)

Previous Seminars

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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.

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