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MEMORANDUM

From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, July 28, 2011  

Departmental/Bureau News - Upcoming

  • Work on Amphibians To Be Presented at ESA Annual Meeting: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Ecologist Hardin Waddle will participate in the 96th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, August 7 – 12, 2011. Waddle will present a poster, produced in collaboration with Susan Walls of the USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center, during the Reptiles and Amphibians Poster Session titled “Amphibian responses to wetland restoration in the Lower Mississippi Valley, USA.” (Hardin Waddle; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8671)

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • NWRC Participates in NCER: USGS National Wetlands Research Center staff will participate in the 4th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration August 1 – 5, 2011, in Baltimore Md. Scientist Craig Conzelmann will present a poster “EverVIEW: Bringing Ecological Modeling, NetCDF Data Manipulation and Visualization to the Natural Resource Manager’s Desktop.” Susan Testroet-Bergeron (Five Rivers) will present “Exercising Various Techniques to Engage the Public in Louisiana’s Coastal Restoration” and will work an exhibit educating attendees about Louisiana’s coastal wetlands and restoration work being performed by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Task Force. Testroet-Bergeron serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the task force. (Craig Conzelmann; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8842)

  • Joint Gulf of Mexico Alliance – Hypoxia Task Force All Hands Meeting: Several staff members of the USGS National Wetlands Research Center will participate in the Joint Gulf of Mexico Alliance – Hypoxia Task Force All Hands Meeting August 2 – 4, 2011, in New Orleans, La. NWRC Director D. Phil Turnipseed, Deputy Director Matthew Andersen, Branch Chiefs Thomas Doyle, Gregory Steyer, and Scott Wilson, Ecologist Michael Osland, Librarians Linda Broussard and Cassie Thibodeaux, Information Specialist Gabrielle Bodin, and Five Rivers Contractors Cole Ruckstuhl and Kathryn Spear will all participate in various activities and work groups. Leaders from the five Gulf States, Mexico, up-watershed partners, Federal and State agencies, and coastal organizations will be present to discuss current and upcoming strategies for a resilient future for the Gulf of Mexico. A strong emphasis will be on hypoxia or “Dead Zone” issues and Gulf restoration. More information is available at http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org. (D. Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • NWRC Continues Efforts in EPA’s Urban Waters Pilot Project: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director D. Phil Turnipseed and Information Specialist Gabrielle Bodin will attend an EPA-DOI Urban Waters pilot project meeting in New Orleans, La., on August 4, 2011, to discuss outreach and education components of the new project being initiated by a consortium of Federal, State, Local, and non-governmental organizations in the New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain area. This project is part of a National effort to better coordinate Federal actions in concert with community-based organizations and State and local governments to improve environments and economics of underserved urban water areas.  (D. Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

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