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MEMORANDUM

From: Gabrielle B. Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, February 19, 2009

Departmental/Bureau News - Upcoming

  • NWRC Scientist Presenting at Oregon Water Science Center: USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) scientist Jill Jenkins along with Reynaldo Patino of the USGS Texas Cooperative Research Unit will present "Application of fish biomarkers in assessments of environmental condition" at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center in Portland on February 24, 2009. (Jill Jenkins, Lafayette, La., (337) 266-8607)

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • Coastal Wetlands Book with Chapter by NWRC Scientist is Published: Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach is a recently published book containing a chapter by USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) scientist Karen L. McKee.  The chapter, entitled Salt Marsh-Mangrove Interactions in Australasia and the Americas, was co-authored with colleagues from the Department of Environment and Climate Change, New South Wales, Australia. (Karen McKee, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8662)

  • NWRC Scientists Publish Prediversion Biomonitoring Study: “Davis Pond Freshwater Prediversion Biomonitoring Study: Freshwater Fisheries and Eagles” by USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) scientists Jill Jenkins and Clint Jeske along with Beth Bourgeois of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is now available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5067. (Jill Jenkins, Lafayette, La., (337) 266-8607)

  • NWRC Hosts Brownie Troop: Thirteen third grade students from the St. Pius Brownie Troop visited the USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) on February 17, 2009. They received a presentation on Louisiana’s wetlands and then toured NWRC where they learned about the creation of maps and also viewed experiments with various plants and animals. (Gabrielle Bodin, Lafayette, La., (337) 266-8655)

  • Students Visit NWRC: Forty-four second through sixth grade students from the Lafayette Lutheran School visited the USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) on February 18, 2009. They received a presentation on Louisiana’s wetlands and then toured NWRC where they learned about the creation of maps and also viewed experiments with various plants and animals. (Gabrielle Bodin, Lafayette, La., (337) 266-8655)

Press Inquiries/Media - Newspapers/magazines/wires, etc.

  • The online link is now available for the article in the February issue of Field and Stream magazine featuring an interview with Virginia Burkett, USGS Chief Scientist for Global Change, about climate change.  She discusses sea level rise and coastal wetland losses in the Gulf Coast and implications for fish and wildlife.
    A Change in the Weather

  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Karen McKee’s visit to a local school where she inspires students to become scientists is featured in this article.
    GEAR UP grant awarded; The Advocate (February 19, 2009)

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