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April 10th, 2018

OEWRI students attended the AAG National Conference in New Orleans, LA from April 10-15, 2018 where MSU students Joe Nash, Dylan King, Hannah Adams, Leah Bournival, and Madelyn Behlke-Entwisle represented the West Lakes Division AAG in the annual World Geography Bowl Tournament.

February 4th, 2018

OEWRI attended the Missouri Natural Resources Conference from January 31st-February 2nd. It was great seeing everyone there and we can't wait to see you next year!

OEWRI students presented posters:

  • Hannah Adams: Geospatial analysis of bank erosion for conservation planning, Lamar Lake Watershed, MO.
  • Heather Moule: Nutrient transport in a karst spring-reservoir system during baseflow, Springfield, Missouri.
  • Joe Nash: Geomorphic response to engineered log structures after a catastrophic flood event, North Fork of the White River.
  • Kelly Rose: Neighborhood history on metal concentrations in roadside soils and street dusts, Springfield, Missouri.

December 6, 2017

OEWRI was featured in CNAS Newswatch for their work studying the effects of the April 29-30, 2017 floods on the North Fork of the White River, MO. Read the article here.
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October 21, 2017

OEWRI students traveled to West Plains, MO to present posters at West Lakes Regional AAG Meeting.
For more information.

  • Hannah Adams
  • Madalyn Behlke-Entwisle
  • Josh Hess
  • Dylan King
  • Sarah LeTarte
  •  Heather Moule
  • Joe Nash
  • Kelly Rose

2017 AAG West Lakes Division Student Presentation Award winners

Congratulations to 2017 AAG West Lakes Division Student Presentation Award winners!

  • Graduate Student Poster 1st Place - Kelly Rose
  • Graduate Student Poster 2nd Place - Hannah Adams
  • Graduate Student Poster 3rd Place - Dylan King
  • Undergraduate Student Poster 1st Place - Madalyn Behlke-Entwisle
  • Undergraduate Student Poster 2nd Place - Josh Hess

June 12, 2015

Marc Owen graduated from the University Staff Ambassadors program Class of 2015.

June 1, 2015

OEWRI would like to welcome new graduate assistants Rachael Bradley and Megan Hente.

April 26, 2015

David Huggins, Adam Mulling, and Karen Zelzer presented posters at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers held in Chicago on April 21-25, 2015. Adam won first place in the student poster competition in the Water Resources Specialty Group for "Historical changes of sediment phosphorus in a river-lake system due to improvements in wastewater treatment".

October 7, 2014

Marc Owen presented “Decade of Watershed Science and Application in Southwest Missouri” at the 2014 Water Challenges and Opportunities symposium in celebration of 50th Anniversary of Missouri Water Resources Research Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia sponsored by Mizzou Advantage & the Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Program. You can learn more about the symposium here.

June 13, 2014

Bob Pavlowsky and Judy Meyer took a summer class to Yellowstone National Park to work towards photographing and digitally mapping a historical hiking trail. Dr. Meyer received funding for the Anne White award from the Association of American Geographers.

May 9, 2014

Bob Pavlowsky received the CNAS Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences also distributed the Atwood Research and Teaching Award to him (This award recognizes his work in teaching and in presenting his research).

May 9, 2014

Undergraduate students Jennifer Witt and Felix Corrodi took first and second place respectively at the Undergraduate Research Day and Graduate students Virgil Cane, Jenniffer Kissel, and Adam Mulling received Poster Presentation Awards at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum.

February 28, 2014

On February 28th, Dr. Pavlowsky went to the University of Missouri and gave a talk on Management challenges due to geomorphic instability and climate change in Ozark river systems.

February 8, 2014

OEWRI staff and students attended the 2014 Missouri Natural Resources Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri February 5th through the 7th.7.

December 2, 2013

Dr. Pavlowsky gave an online presentation entitled "Spatial variability of PAHs in stream sediments in an urban karst watershed.

November 21, 2013

Dr. Pavlowsky gave a talk entitled "Ridge to reef watersheds and geotourism opportunities along Bluesfields Bay, Jamaica" for Missouri States Geography Awareness Week Lecture Series.

November 7, 2013

Dr. Pavlowsky gave a talk entitled "Mining contamination of alluvial sediments and management implications in the Big River, Old Lead Bel, Missouri." at the American Water Resources Associations Annual Water Resources Conference that took place in Portland, OR from October 27th through the 30th.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Pavlowsky was highlighted in a recent news article in the Springfield News Leader.

August 19, 2013

OEWRI would like to welcome two new Graduate Students (Karen Zelzer and Adam Mulling) and one Undergraduate Student (Jennifer Witt) who will be working with us this year.

April 27, 2013

Graduate students Tylene Coonts, Virgil Cane, Aubree Vaughan, Kris Breckenridge, Ezekiel Kuehn, and Andrea Mayus participated in the 20th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum held on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Ezekiel received an outstanding poster award for his study entitled “Contributions of Stream Bank Erosion to Sediment Loads in a Southwest Missouri River.”

April 26, 2013

Aaron Pavlowsky, Michael Jahnke, Sara Cheek, and Joshua Elson participated in the 4th annual College of Natural and Applied Sciences Undergraduate Research Day on Friday April 26, 2013.

March 8, 2013

OEWRI staff and students attended the 2013 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium in La Crosse, Wisconsin February 24-27. Kris Breckenridge won first place in the student poster competition for her thesis research, “Field-Based Measurements of Bed-Load Transport in an Urban Stream in the Missouri Ozarks."

November 27, 2012

Dr. Pavlowsky and Research Specialist II Marc Owen recently attended the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in Asheville, North Carolina, Nov. 18-20. Dr. Pavlowsky presented a paper titled "Sediment PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon) Contamination in an Urban Watershed and the Influence of Coal-tar Sealant Sources," co-authored by Owen and graduate student Daniel Williams. Owen presented a poster titled "Local-Scale Variations in Floodplain Contamination by Historical Mining in the Old Lead Belt, SE Missouri," co-authored by Pavlowsky.

April 26, 2012

Nicki Daugherty, Andrew DeWitt, Kyle Kosovich, Lindsay Olson, and Andy Schiller presented at the 18th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum at Missouri State University on April 14, 2012. Andrew DeWitt received 2nd place for his oral presentation, "Channel Morphology, Substrate Variability, and Bedrock Control in the James River, Southwest Missouri Ozarks."

March 12, 2012

OEWRI graduate research assistants Kyle Kosovich and Lindsay Olson attended and presented posters the Partnership for River Restoration and Science in the Upper Midwest's 3rd Annual Stream Restoration Symposium in Minneapolis, MN March 4-7, 2012. Kyle received 1st place for the Best Student Poster Presentation while Lindsay took a close 2nd.

February 29, 2012

Dr. Pavlowsky, Andrew DeWitt, and Kyle Kosovich attended the 2012 Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in New York, New York, February 23-28, 2012. Andrew DeWitt received the 2012 Graduate Student Paper Award from the Geomorphology Specialty Group for his presentation, "Channel Morphology Regime Equations for the James River, Southwest Missouri Ozarks."

February 5, 2012

OEWRI graduate research assistants Nikki Daugherty, Andrew DeWitt, Megan Harrington, Kyle Kosovich, Anna Larkin, and Lindsay Olson presented posters at the Missouri Natural Resources Conference, February 1-3, 2012. Andrew won Best Poster Presentation for his poster "Channel Morphology and Substrate Variability in the James River, Southwest Missouri" from the Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

September 8, 2011

OEWRI would like to welcome three new graduate students working with us this year: Jennifer Carroll, Andrea Mayus, and Lindsay Olson.

July 21, 2011

OEWRI will provide water quality monitoring support for a new Section 319 Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant awarded to the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Click here for more information.

May 5, 2011

Dr. Pavlowsky, Ben Young, and Andrew Dewitt attended the 2011 Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA., April 12-16, 2011. Andrew Dewitt received the 2011 Reds Wolman Student Research Award from the Geomorphology Specialty Group for, "Downstream changes in channel morphology and stream power in an Ozarks Watershed, Southwest Missouri."

April 13, 2011

Dr. Pavlowsky, Marc Owen, Ben Young, and Andrew Dewitt attended the 2nd Annual Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium last month in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Ben Young won second place in the poster contest for "Remobilization of Mining Contaminated Sediment within Disturbance Zones along the Lower Big River, Eastern Missouri."

October 11, 2010

Dr. Pavlowsky and students attended the 2010 annual meeting of the Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Division of the AAG at the University of Kansas, Department of Geography, Lawrence, Kansas, October 8th-9th, 2010. Click here for more information.

September 21, 2010

OEWRI would like to welcome three new graduate students working with us this year: Andrew Dewitt, Megan Harrington, and Anna Larkin.

April 18, 2010

The annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers was held in Washington D.C. April 13-18, 2010. W. Patrick Dryer, a Master's student and OEWRI graduate assistant won the Best Graduate Student Presentation award for the Geomorphology Specialty Group. Ben Young, a Masters's student with the department of Geography and Geology at MSU, also won the Best Graduate Student Presentation award for the Water Resources Speciality Group (WRSG).

March 15, 2010

The 2010 GSA North-Central and South-Central sections meeting will be held in Branson, MO April 11-13, 2010. OEWRI will be co-sponsoring and co-leading a field trip on Saturday, April 10th with the James River Basin Partnership. For more information about the field trip, Innovative Stormwater Management Practices, click here.

January 19, 2010

Click here to read the 2008 Water Year report for the Quality of Surface Water in Missouri. This report was produced by the United State Geological Survey in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

November 17, 2009

Click here to listen to OEWRI employee Derek Martin talk about southwest Missouri water quality as interviewed by Nicki Donnelson from the Missouri State Journal, broadcast on KSMU-Ozarks Public Radio. Click here to listen to Dr. Robert Pavlowsky explain a gardening question from a geologists perspective.