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MEMORANDUM

From: Susan Horton
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, June 2 2006

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USGS Scientist Builds Research Partnerships with Russian Academy of Sciences: USGS scientist Greg Smith will be in Russia, June 7 - 21 to discuss new research opportunities between the USGS National Wetlands Research Center and the Russian Academy of Sciences. His objective is to develop new research proposals in the areas of spatial analysis and modeling, invasive species detection and watershed/delta ecology at research centers in Moscow, Borok, and Ulan Ude. Since 1988 Smith has maintained a long-term science partnership with these research centers and will take the USGS lead in planning new cooperative research projects with the Russian Academies supporting USGS Program Goals in Ecosystems, Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and Invasive Species Programs. (Susan Horton, Lafayette, LA, 337-266-8655)

Press Inquiries/Media

On May 31, USGS scientist Virginia Burkett was interviewed by Christopher Joyce of National Public Radio and Seth Borenstein from the Associated Press about subsidence in the New Orleans area. Burkett was heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, June 1 for the story “Satellite Imaging Shows a Sinking New Orleans.”

USGS scientist Tommy Michot was interviewed by Audubon magazine about the impacts of recent hurricanes on the Chandeleur Islands and on the bird life once supported by these barrier islands. The article quoting Michot appeared in the May-June 2006 issue of Audubon.


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