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MEMORANDUM

From: Susan Horton
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, January 9 2007

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Departmental/Bureau News

Mentoring Program at Science Center: Leslie Holland, a Program Analyst at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center, has begun a mentoring program with Katherine Burke, a Biological Information Assistant from the Alaska Science Center. Katherine met with Leslie in Lafayette, Louisiana, in December and their mentoring partnership will continue “electronically” for a year. The program, sponsored by the Office of Employee Development, is a tool for training and developing USGS employees. (Leslie Holland, Lafayette, LA, 337-266-8582)

Press Inquiries/Media

On January 8, Gaye Farris, Information Branch Chief at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center, provided information for an article on wetland loss that will be published in the March issue of Outside Magazine.

USGS scientist Virginia Burkett was interviewed recently by Baton Rouge journalist Mike Dunne for an article on the science of global climate change. Publication date is not known.

USGS geographer John Barras was given credit for the interpretation of a satellite image showing the Mississippi River Delta land area change before and after the 2005 hurricanes. The map was published in NASA’s The Earth Observer, Nov. – Dec. 2006, volume 18, Issue 6. The newsletter can be found at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/eos_observ/pdf/Nov-Dec06.pdf.

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