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CEREO April 2017

National March for the Climate April 29, 2017

People across the nation will be marching in support of the earth. On the Palouse the Lori Batina Memorial Climate March will begin with a gathering and welcome by Nez Perce earth keepers at Friendship Square, followed by a march to East City Park where a rally for earth will feature music, drumming, and speakers. This event will be in Moscow, Idaho, on behalf of the entire Palouse.
10:30-11:30am Friendship Square
Gathering: Greeting, Drumming, Music, Blessing for the Earth
Opening Ceremonies-Nimipuu/Nez Perce Peoples & Moscow Peace Band           
11:30-12:00 March from Friendship Square to East City Park 
12:00-3:00 East City Park Rally
Drumming, Music, Rallying
Speakers for the Earth
Tribute to Lori Batina who organized, financed, and led the March for Survival in 2014 & fought for the health of our earth

Graduate student scholarship to attend the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas October 4-6, 2017

Seeking graduate students with research, experience, or interest in the areas of water demand management, water supply, and water conservation.

Please respond via email to Jon Yoder or Jacqueline McCabe by May 4 if you would like to receive a graduate student scholarship. If you wish to be considered for an oral presentation slot, we will need their contact information and 300 word maximum abstract submitted by May 4, 2017. If you are planning to present a poster, we will need contact information (name and email) before or by May 17, 2017.

Meeting scheduled May 1, 11:00am in PACCAR 305 in regards to this application, see in “Looking Forward” below.

For more information

Package Intro: Multivariate Time Series – MAR models

This week Dr. Steve Katz will discuss multivariate time series analysis using the MARSS package. There is some supplementary material for this talk:

packages needed: MAR1 and MARSS

An example of using MAR1 and MARSS on ecological data: R demo supplement 20130305

The package user guide to help orient you with the MARSS package

Stable Isotope Theory and Methods, (Biol 540), Fall 2017

Lecture: Tu, Th 9:10 – 10:25

Lab: TU 1:25 – 4:15

Students will learn to design, interpret, and critically evaluate the use of stable isotopic tools. Specifically, we will focus on efficiently learning terminology and notation, sources of variation, mathematical models of isotope composition, and key applications of stable isotope techniques. The laboratory section of the course will provide hands on experience with stable isotope mass spectrometers WSU Stable Isotope Core Facility to train you to run your own samples.

For information contact Dr. R. Dave Evans (5-7466;

USDA-NIFA-CGP-006325: Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.

Paid summer internship with the Idaho NRCS Snow Survey to a UI water resources student or recent graduate.

The intern will assist NRCS with the annual maintenance and upgrading of NRCS’s Snotel and snow course sites across the state. Based out of Boise, the 13 weeks of work will take you to tops of mountains from the headwaters of the Snake River to the Idaho Panhandle. 

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit:

or contact: 

Mark Solomon, Interim IWRRI Director

(208) 885-0311


USGS Model Evaluation Summer SESSION

USGS is seeking summer interns to evaluate hydrologic cycle models and observational data across the United States.  A prototype tool has been developed that allows exploration of observations and model results at several spatial and temporal scales.  During the summer, a team of students will engage in rigorous application of this tool to identify the strengths and weaknesses of existing models of the hydrologic cycle.  Students will also have the opportunity to improve the tool and add functionality.  Through frequent interactions with developers of hydrologic models within USGS, interns will be challenged to think critically about the representation of hydrologic processes used in models and to consider alternative strategies towards model development and evaluation. This unique summer session will be held at the USGS offices in the Denver Federal Center.

Applications are due through USAJobs by April 14.

Project leads for this summer session are William Farmer, Lauren Hay, and Julie Kiang.  Please contact William Farmer with any questions (, 303-236-4981).