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CEREO February 2015

The Northwest Scientific Association 86th annual meeting

The Northwest Scientific Association 86th annual meeting

• When: April 1-4, 2015
• Where: Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
• The UPDATED deadline for abstracts is currently February 28th. By midnight

The Northwest Scientific Association 86th annual meeting will be held in Pasco on April 1-4, 2015. This regional meeting offers broad opportunities for presentation of research relevant to the Northwest. Graduate and undergraduate student presentations and posters are encouraged.

NWSA is soliciting abstracts to address a broad range of topics and special sessions in the natural, social, and applied sciences.

Anthropology & Archaeology; Aquatic Biology; Biogeography; Botany; Climatology & Meteorology;
Computer Applications; Conservation Biology; Fire Ecology; Fisheries & Wildlife Mgmt;
Forest & Range Mgmt; Geomorphology; Geology; Hydrology; Invertebrate Zoology;
Lichenology & Bryology; Limnology; Mathematical Modeling; Natural Resource Mgmt;
Plant Ecology; Soils & Pedology; Vertebrate Biology

Special Sessions:
Volcanism as a Force Shaping Northwest Ecosystems:
Lessons Learned from 35 Years of Research at Mount Saint Helens
Water Resources in a Changing Environment
Fish Passage in Managed River Systems
Lichenology & Bryology
Management, Restoration, & Preservation Sagebrush Lands
Salmon Recovery in the Columbia Basin
Northwest Geology & Paleontology
Pollinator Ecology in Managed and Natural Systems

Hydro Research Foundation

• 2015 Research Awards Program Application Available
• Applications are due March 16, 2015, for appointments beginning June 2015 for one-year funding.
• Questions regarding the funding announcement can be directed to

• URL:
The Foundation anticipates making one-year awards to 10-15 students.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant Program

• Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant Program
• The deadline for the Letter of Intent is April 9th, and the full proposal will be due in mid-July.
• The three priority areas for this year’s RFA are identified as:
1) Water Availability for Diverse Agricultural Uses: The Right Water for the Right Place and Times;
2) Understanding Decisions and Behaviors Connected with Agriculture and Post-harvest Processing Industry Water Use; and
3) Understanding the Human Health Impacts to Exposure from Nontraditional Water Used in Agriculture
• URL:

Summer 3-Credit Field Course Opportunities

Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive along the Caribbean coast of Mexico
May 21- June 8
Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies
Study, camp, & hike in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
June 23 – July 11 or July 19- August 6

For all course information visit:
Direct any further questions to Steve Johnson, Course Director at

An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning
while immersed in an incredible ecosystem setting!

– Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research
– Earn 3 undergraduate transfer credits
– Also offering post-course, extended credit options of
Independent Research & Conservation Internship
— Open to students from all universities & majors —
— Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula’s Environmental Studies
Program: ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits.

NSPIRE: Graduate students at the science: policy interface

The NSF IGERT-NSPIRE program is a multidisciplinary graduate program that provides students interested in nitrogen cycling issues with rigorous academic training as well as guidance and experience on how to translate their research into science information useful for policy makers. As part of the program, students in the NSPIRE program are given the opportunity to select an agency or organization within which to spend a three-month science/policy internship. The students describe their policy internships in the new video co-produced by CEREO and the Murrow College of Communication.