USC / C-DEBI seeks full-time Diversity Specialist
Focused on the science of exploring microbial life beneath the seafloor, the Center also prioritizes the integration of deep sea research with education and diversity efforts to strengthen the STEM pipeline for future generations. The Diversity Specialist will help to create, coordinate, and lead our diversity efforts to serve our students, postdocs, faculty, and other participants at USC and across the nation. More info
2016 Funded Proposal Abstracts Now online
Be sure to check out our funded projects page for the newly-posted award abstracts from C-DEBI’s latest round of funded research grants, postdoctoral and graduate student fellowships, and education & diversity grants!
Recent Activities & Opportunities
Culture independent genomic comparisons reveal environmental adaptations for Altiarchaeales
Jordan T. Bird, Brett J. Baker, Alexander J. Probst, Mircea Podar and Karen G. Lloyd*
*C-DEBI Contribution 332
Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
Assessing microbial processes in deep-sea hydrothermal systems by incubation at in situ temperature and pressure
Jesse McNichol, Sean P. Sylva, François Thomas, Craig D. Taylor, Stefan M. Sievert, Jeffrey S. Seewald
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Relationship of bacterial richness to organic degradation rate and sediment age in subseafloor sediment
Emily A. Walsh, John B. Kirkpatrick*, Robert Pockalny, Justine Sauvage, Arthur J. Spivack, Richard W. Murray, Mitchell L. Sogin and Steven D’Hondt*
*C-DEBI Contribution 328
Fossil DNA persistence and decay in marine sediment over hundred-thousand-year to million-year time scales
John B. Kirkpatrick*, Emily A. Walsh and Steven D’Hondt*
C-DEBI Contribution 329
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Cross-hole tracer experiment reveals rapid fluid flow and low effective porosity in the upper oceanic crust
N.M. Neira, J.F. Clark, A.T. Fisher*, C.G. Wheat*, R.M. Haymon, K. Becker
*C-DEBI Contribution 331
See our complete list of publications.
Meetings & Activities
Volunteer your time at Fall Meeting and make a significant impact on an undergraduate student. In its second year, the Undergraduate Mentoring Program will again allow undergraduates to select a mentor of their choice from a pool of potential mentors. The program is expanding this year, supporting 50 mentee-mentor pairs. Learn more about the program and apply to be a mentor by 10 August. There are also two other mentoring programs offered at Fall Meeting. Read about these programs in this recent Eos article, and decide which one is most suitable for you.
IODP-USSSP: Short Course on Shipboard Sedimentology – Data Collection, Interpretation, and Integration November 14-17, 2016, IODP Gulf Coast Repository, College Station, TX
Application deadline (limited space): August 31, 2016.
Complete nomination packages, consisting of nominations and four letters of reference, are due by October 21, 2016.
NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
Letter of Intent due date: August 16, 2016.
- Expedition 373, Antarctic Cenozoic Paleoclimate, MSP, Dec 2017-Feb 2018
Application deadline: August 31, 2016
Webinar: August 29, 2016 at 9:00 am EDT
- Expedition 372, Creeping Gas Hydrate Slides and Hikurangi LWD, November 2017 – January 2018
Application deadline: October 1, 2016
- Expedition 375, Hikurangi Subduction Margin, March – May, 2018
Application deadline: October 1, 2016
IODP-USSSP: Proposals for Pre-Drilling Activities and Workshops
The U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) accepts proposals on a rolling basis for pre-drilling activities and semi-annually for workshops, related to the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).
The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) is seeking a full-time Program Specialist (Diversity Specialist) to join its team! C-DEBI is a multi-institutional research and education center funded by the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (NSF-STC) program, headquartered at USC. Focused on the science of exploring microbial life beneath the seafloor, the Center also prioritizes the integration of deep sea research with education and diversity efforts to strengthen the STEM pipeline for future generations. The Diversity Specialist will help to create, coordinate, and lead our diversity efforts to serve our students, postdocs, faculty, and other participants at USC and across the nation. The Diversity Specialist will assist the C-DEBI Education, Outreach, and Diversity Managing Director who supervises the development and management of these programs. Review of applications begins: August 19, 2016.
University of New Hampshire: Associate or Full Professor of Estuarine Science
Review of applications: August 15, 2016 until position filled.
Center Video Overview
C-DEBI is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center led by Drs. Jan Amend (C-DEBI Director, USC), Julie Huber (Marine Biological Laboratory), Steven D’Hondt (University of Rhode Island), Andrew Fisher (University of California, Santa Cruz), and C. Geoffrey Wheat (University of Alaska, Fairbanks).
North Pond Documentary – Full Length Feature!
Congratulations to the film crew for winning best documentary at the 2014 Yosemite Film Festival and honorable mention at BLUE Ocean Film Festival! North Pond chronicles the drilling activities and installation of seafloor observatories (CORKs) at North Pond on IODP Expedition 336.