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UO research may soon make Oregon safer in quakes and fires

Continuing work by our own Doug Toomey and his team at the Oregon Hazards Lab are moving closer to a public early-warning system for hazard events in the Pacific Northwest.  See the Around the O story here.

UO scientist named an American Geophysical Union fellow

Our own Josh Roering is elected a 2018 AGU fellow for his work on landscape evolution and earth surface processes!  See the Around the O story here.

Report on Washington’s sea level rise gets boost from UO data

Our own professor Ray Weldon and doctoral candidate Tyler Newton provide data models used to help predict sea level rise for a UW project.  See the Around the O story here.

Research sheds new light on tensions along Cascadia fault

Earth Sciences doctoral candidate Miles Bodmer is featured in this Around the O story describing geophysics research on fault behavior in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

UO professor talks mega-quakes with National Geographic

October 29, 2018 Our own Earth Sciences professor Diego Melgar has been featured in an article from National Geographic discussing a recent 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Southern Mexico that broke a 37-mile stretch of tectonic plate. Slabs of the earth’s crust known as ...

Spring 2019 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks are on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall.

Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. April 3: Qusheng Jin, University of Oregon Title: Methane bioproduction: Predicting the unpredictable. April 10: Steve Vance, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Title: ...

Fall Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks are on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall.

Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sept 26: ERTH Department reception – no speaker Oct 3: Wang Teng, UO Meierjurgen Fellow Title: High-resolution 3D displacement from satellite radar ...

Welcome New Grad Students, 2018!

Fatai Balogun is originally from Nigeria, where he graduated with a B.S. in Geology from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2012. Also, he graduated with a M.S. in Geosciences in 2017 from Georgia State University. His B.S. project focused on the measurement of radiation exposure due to naturally ...

UO, OSU, and PSU students unite for regional volcanology conference

UO students have united with like-minded volcano-loving graduate and undergraduate students at Oregon State University (OSU) and Portland State University (PSU) to begin an annual student-led regional volcanology conference! The first annual Volc-OR (Volcanology Students of Oregon) conference was ...

New study modeling the Yellowstone Plume

Department of Earth Sciences researchers Dylan Colon and Ilya Bindeman published a new forward-modeling study of the Yellowstone Hotspot plume: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2018GL077090 The study was picked up by several news services, most notably the Washington Post: ...
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