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CEREO March 2017

Washington State Municipal Stormwater Conference, May 16 & 17, 2017

The Day 1 half day schedule and agenda is complete. Day one provides three workshops/ training sessions options.  Day 1 Pre-Conference Activity (organized and hosted by the Eastern Washington Stormwater Group) Join the Eastern Washington Stormwater Group during this 2-hour open house as they present posters of their BMP Effectiveness Studies.

The Day 2 schedule is complete. The Day 2 agenda tracks are completing the review process by the municipal advisory committee (comprised of municipal stormwater managers statewide) and Ecology with the goal of completion March 2nd. Visit our  web-page dedicated to bring you the most up-to date details regarding his event. 

If you have further questions, please call Laurie Larson at 253-445-4593.



Research Profile: GLMM and Predictions

Tomorrow PhD Candidate Zoe Hanley will discuss generalized linear models  in R and making prediction maps for wolf distribution. Necessary packages are:

library(glmmADMB) #Generalized Linear Mixed Modeling (GLMMs). Includes zero-inflated distributions.
#Use download instructions from:
library(graphics) #temporal autocorrelation graphs
library(lattice) #PACK vs. YEAR graphs
library(bbmle) #AIC table
library(plyr) #create cross-validation progress bar

The data and script can be found below:





Registration is open for the Data Carpentry Workshop (20-21 March)

The Data Carpentry workshop, sponsored by CEREO and WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association, is a two-day, hands-on event geared towards those interested in developing core skills for working with data effectively and reproducibly.  This workshop covers the fundamental, computational skills needed for data management and analysis, including how to create, clean and import data, and work with data in R, using methods that are readable, reusable and reliable.  Participants work through short tutorials and practical exercises done via live coding.  No prior experience with R or programming is necessary. This workshop will be held in 20-21 March, 2017. Register today at:

RDA/US early career data share fellowship – deadline extended till March 15

The US region of the Research Data Alliance – RDA/US ( invites applications for its Early Career Data Share fellowship program. The successful Fellows will engage in the RDA through carrying out self-proposed projects and through extensive networking and communication with the RDA community. The program is 12 or 18 months depending on the nature of the project; accordingly, Fellows will receive a $5000 or $10,000 stipend. For more details and the application form, please visit


Resilient Communities Program – National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Preproposal Deadline: 03/30/2017
Purpose: to prepare for future environmental challenges by enhancing community capacity to plan and implement resiliency projects and improve the protections afforded by natural ecosystems by investing in green infrastructure and other measures. The program will focus on water quality and quantity declines, forest health concerns, and sea level rise. The program will emphasize community inclusion and assistance to traditionally underserved populations in vulnerable areas.
Funding priorities for this program include:

  • High-impact resiliency adaptations to help communities prepare for fire in the U.S. West, floods and droughts in the Mid-West, and sea-level rise on the Eastern seaboard.
  • Community demonstration and capacity-building projects that help communities understand environmental risks and opportunities and organize and take actions to improve local resiliency by enhancing natural buffers and system functions.

Link to RFP:

Environment, Agriculture, Resources, Technology and Society Interdisciplinary Conference

Theme: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future of Environmental Issues
Date: Saturday, April 1st
Location: Washington State University: CUE 518
Keynote Address: Dr. Dan Spencer, University of Montana
The interdisciplinary Spring 2017 EARThS Conference seeks papers that address such questions from graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences at University of Idaho and Washington State University. Ideal papers will focus on case studies or cross-sectional analyses of (1) creative approaches to examine the past, present, or future of environmental issues or (2) interdisciplinary efforts that seek to address or adapt to such problems in local, regional, national, and/or international venues.
We have attached the abstract submission form and we encourage everyone to apply. Abstract submissions are due by March 10th and can be emailed to You are also welcome to forward the call for abstracts to other researchers you think might be interested. For more information about EARThS, please visit the EARThS RSO page:

“Connecting communities for health: How WSU’s work in eastern Africa impacts health in western North America”

April 18, 2017 at 4:30pm   Seattle Marriott Waterfront-2100 Alaskan Way Seattle WA.
Reception to follow 5:30-7:00pm
The spread of disease and antibiotic resistance is a global phenomenon linked to interactions between people, their animals and their environments. WSU’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health is celebrating 10 years of exploring these interactions and developing interventions that benefit communities in Africa, and help mitigate spread of disease to the U.S. and around the world.
The event will feature a panel moderated by Washington Global Health Alliance’s Tina Vlasaty. Regents Professor Guy Palmer will lead the panel in sharing lessons learned in the past decade, and the advancements to come in collaboration with members of Washington’s strong global health community.
Questions: Alyssa Patrick 206-219-2427