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USGS Tacoma Seminar Series

All seminars are at 12 noon - 1pm unless otherwise noted. Feel free to bring your lunch. Directions to our office are in URL: https://wa.water.usgs.gov/directions.html

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The USGS Tacoma Seminar Series now has an online mailing list. If you would like to be notified of upcoming seminars via email, then you should sign up! The list also will be used to notify its members of seminar cancellations or other schedule changes.

Past Seminars


 
Thursday, May 26, 2016, Noon
Geomorphic response of the Stillaguamish River to the SR530 landslide
Presented by: Scott Anderson of USGS WA Water Science Center
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Kathy Conn

 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Noon
Assessing economics of Integrated Water Resource Management: The case of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan
Presented by: Dr. Jonathan Yoder of Washington State University
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Noon
Puget Sound Water Quality - current and future
Presented by: Mindy Roberts of Department of Ecology
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Noon
Animal sentinels: Early warning of chemical threats to ecological health
Presented by: Dr. Jessica Lundin of Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Noon
Effects of Dam Operations and Climate Change on River and Reservoir Water Temperatures
Presented by: Stewart Rounds and Norm Buccola of USGS, Portland, OR
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Noon
Mapping post-glacial sea level change in the Pacific Northwest
Presented by: Dr. Dan Shugar of University of Washington-Tacoma
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Scott Anderson

 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Noon
Sources and distribution of microplastics in Puget Sound
Presented by: Dr. Joel Baker of University of Washington-Tacoma/Center for Urban Waters
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Noon
Application of multidimensional modeling to peak flood flow estimation
Presented by: Francisco Simones of USGS Colorado Water Science Center
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Noon
Utilizing low-cost unmanned vehicle (UAV) to build orthophotos and Digital Surface Models
Presented by: Britta Ricker of University of Washington - Tacoma
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Kathy Conn

 
Monday, October 19, 2015, Noon
Mountain glaciation and climate change of the past and present, Northern Rocky Mountains, USA
Presented by: Benjamin Laabs of SUNY Geneseo
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Mark Munn

 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Noon
Hydrology and Geochemistry of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Presented by: Benjamin Linhoff of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute/MIT
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Mark Munn

 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Noon
Understanding nutrients in agricultural streams: Biological communities and ecosystem function
Presented by: Mark Munn of USGS Washington Water Science Center
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Noon
A demo of the WA Dept. of Ecology EIM groundwater tools
Presented by: Charles Pitz of Washington Deptartment of Ecology
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Sue Kahle

 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Noon
A geomorphic and mechanistic framework for understanding river response to floods
Presented by: Joel Sholtes of Aloterra Restoration, Fort Collins CO
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Mark Munn

 
Monday, September 14, 2015, Noon
Process domains in synthetic landscapes: alterations in geomorphic process and form in the mountaintop mining region of central Appalachia
Presented by: Kristin Jaeger of Ohio State University, Wooster
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Mark Munn

 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Noon
Trace organic contaminant fate and transport in the aquatic environment: Observations and issues
Presented by: Edward Kolodziej of University of Washington, Tacoma
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Noon
Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater in Washington State - Developing Nitrate Priority Areas
Presented by: Laurie Morgan of Washington State Dept. of Ecology
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Lonna Frans

 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Noon
Cancelled: Advancing River Modeling in Ungauged Basins: The case of Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Bains
Presented by: Faisal Hossain of University of Washington
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Noon
Cancelled: The SR 530 Landslide: River response and flood risk
Presented by: Chris Magirl of USGS, Tacoma, WA
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Jack Barbash

 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Noon
CVO Sediment Lab in Action: A Look Inside the Black Box
Presented by: Kate Norton of USGS-CVO Sed Lab
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Curran

 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Noon
Mining, microbes, and models: integrating microbal iron oxidation, precipitation, and biogeochemical modeling, with application to acid mine drainage at Iron Mountain Mine, CA
Presented by: Kate Campbell of USGS, Boulder, CO
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Noon
How Sediment Type and Removal Method Influence Downstream Channel Morphology following Dam Removal
Presented by: Joanna Crowe Curran of Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Noon
Assessing the aggradation threat of Tahoma Creek, Mt. Rainier:  Modern trends and historical context
Presented by: Scott Anderson of University of Colorado-Boulder and the USGS
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Noon
Bioretention for preventing toxic harm to aquatic animals exposed to urban stormwater runoff
Presented by: Jen McIntyre of Washington State University--Puyallup
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Noon
Toxic Contaminants in Puget Sound’s Nearshore Biota:  A Large-Scale Synoptic Survey Using Transplanted Mussels (Mytilus trossulus)
Presented by: Jennifer Lanksbury of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Thursday, September 4, 2014 , Noon
Altered natural streamflows due to human modifications across the United States
Presented by: Ken Eng of USGS, Reston, VA
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Noon
NOAA science update: stormwater, salmon, and green infrastructure effectiveness
Presented by: Nat Scholz of NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Jack Barbash

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Noon
3D Flow Measurements of River Turbulent Flow Structures
Presented by: Alex Sukhodolov of IGB--Leibniz Inst. of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Noon
A Comparison of Emergency Signaling Devices - thoughts after floating in the Atlantic 3 hrs before USCG pickup
Presented by: Sandy Williamson of USGS Retired
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Noon
Characterization of pollutant flushing from a newly installed bioretention system: 185th Ave NE, Redmond, WA
Presented by: Dylan Ahearn of Herrera Environmental Consultants
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Rich Sheibley

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Noon
Warming Temperatures Threaten Water Supplies in the Pacific Northwest by Shrinking Mountain Glaciers
Presented by: Matt Bachmann of USGS WA Water Science Center
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Noon
Canceled due to the Oso Landslide A Thousand Feet High: Ice Over South Puget Sound
Presented by: Tim Walsh of Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Noon
Thirty Years of Fluvial Wood Dynamics and Patterns in the Oregon Coast Range
Presented by: Jane Atha of Chehalis Basin Partnership 
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Noon
What can fruit flies teach us about cancer?
Presented by: Leslie Saucedo of University of Puget Sound
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Noon
Glacial and Post-Glacial Landscapes of Southern Puget Sound
Presented by: Barry Goldstein of University of Puget Sound
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Noon
Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Puget Sound: A Comparison of Spatial and Temporal Levels and Occurrence
Presented by: Justin Miller-Schulze of Center for Urban Waters, University of Washington, Tacoma
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Kathy Conn

 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Noon
Evaluating the influence of glacier recession on watershed hydrology through coupled modeling of glacier and hydrologic processes
Presented by: Chris Frans of University of Washington
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Matt Bachman

 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Noon
Vietnam: a Consideration of Water, Populations, and Globalization
Presented by: Ellen Moore of University of Washington, Tacoma
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Noon
Recent Colorado Floods: Post-flood survey and the implications of nonstationarity (NOTE: Subject to cancellation or rescheduling during heavy rain)
Presented by: Chris Curran and Chris Magirl of USGS WA Water Science Center
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Noon
Tracking Large Woody Debris in the Elwha River 
Presented by: Vivian Leung of University of Washington
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Noon
Contaminants of Emerging Concern as Source Tracers of Shoreline Bacterial Contamination
Presented by: Andy James and Justin Miller-Schulze of Center for Urban Waters, University of Washington, Tacoma
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Kathy Conn

 
Wednesday, October 30 , 2013, Noon
The role of debris flows, climate, and glaciers in the evolution of an unconfined valley on Mount Rainier
Presented by: Nick Legg of Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Noon
Reservoir Flood Operations - Worst-case event: Disturbing lessons from the severe flooding in Brisbane, Australia - January 2011
Presented by: Larry Schick of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Thursday, May 9, 2013, Noon
RESPONSE OF MULTIPLE LAKES AND WETLANDS WITHIN GROUNDWATER FLOW FIELDS TO CLIMATE VARIABILITY: THREE EXAMPLES ACROSS A CLIMATE GRADIENT IN CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA
Presented by: James W. LaBaugh of USGS Office of Groundwater, Reston, VA
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Patrick Moran

 
Thursday, April 18, 2013, Noon
Water Resources and Floods in Israel
Presented by: Noam Greenbaum of University of Haifa, Israel
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Chris Magirl

 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Noon
Design and Testing of a Process-Based Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment (P-GWAVA) System for Predicting the Concentrations of Agrichemicals in Groundwater Across the United States
Presented by: Jack Barbash and Frank Voss of USGS WA Water Science Center
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Matt Ely

 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Noon
USGS Ice and Climate Program: Glacier Monitoring in the North Cascades
Presented by: Matt Bachmann of USGS WA Water Science Center
Location: USGS Conf. Room      Contact: Matt Ely

Contacts:

Rich Sheibley, (253) 552-1611, sheibley@usgs.gov, Chair
(contact for any inquiries)

Kathy Conn, (253) 552-1677, kconn@usgs.gov

Links to other local seminar series

USGS Oregon District Seminar Series Schedule

USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory

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