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From: Gabrielle B. Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, January 15, 2009

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  • NWRC Scientists Participate in the 2009 Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Meeting: USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) scientist Jill Jenkins presented several foundation concepts during a workshop she co-hosted on “Asian Carp: Ploidy Determination and Need” at the meeting held in New Orleans, La., January 15 – 18. NWRC scientist Jacoby Carter also presented information on “Preliminary Studies on Invasive Island Applesnails in Southern Louisiana.” The mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals. (Jill Jenkins, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8607)

  • "Mapping Fire Scars and Marsh Recovery with Remote Sensing Data": USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Elijah Ramsey III and contractor Amina Rangoonwala (along with staff from Ducks Unlimited and University of Arizona) co-authored a chapter called "Mapping Fire Scars and Marsh Recovery with Remote Sensing Data" in Springer Series Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography for a book titled "Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management," Earth and Environmental Science topics, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp 415-438.  This chapter illustrates the combined uses of optical and radar and matches these to pertinent ground-based canopy reflectance and structure measurements. (Elijah Ramsey, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8575)

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