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MEMORANDUM

From: Gabrielle B. Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, February 26, 2009

Departmental/Bureau News - Upcoming

  • NWRC Hosting Seminar by Renowned Ecologist: The USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC), along with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is hosting a seminar by Dr. Daniel Simberloff entitled “Trees, deer, rodents, fungi, and pigs: Anatomy of a Patagonian invasion” on March 3, 2009. The world-renowned ecologist and conservation biologist is currently the Nancy Gore Hunger Endowed Professor of Environmental Studies and the Director of the Institute for Biological Invasions, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. (James Grace, Lafayette, La., (337) 266-8632)

Departmental/Bureau News -Current

  • NWRC Participates in Corps Partnering Conference: USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) Branch Chief Thomas Doyle participated in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, 2009 Partnering Conference in New Orleans, La., February 17 and 18, 2009. (Thomas Doyle, Lafayette, La., (337) 266-8647)

  • NWRC Participates in Joint Program Review Meeting: USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) Director Gregory Smith, Branch Chief Scott Wilson, and scientist Greg Steyer along with other USGS officials Jim Stefanov, Dawn Lavoie, Vito Nuccio, Larry Handley, Charlie Demas, and George Arcement participated in a Joint Program Review Meeting with officials of the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, La., February 26, 2009. The participants discussed existing programs, projects, and capabilities and explored opportunities for expanded collaboration. (Gregory Smith, Lafayette, La., (337) 266-8501)

  • USGS Scientist to Present Information on Climate Change and Implications for Fish and Wildlife: USGS Chief Scientist for Global Change, Virginia Burkett will address the Kentucky Chapter of the Wildlife Society at its annual meeting on February 26, 2009 at Barren River State Park. On March 4, 2009, Burkett will give a keynote address at the Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 (Northeast) Project Leaders meeting in Virginia Beach, Va. Both of these presentations will focus on the physical science of climate change and implications for fish and wildlife populations. (Virginia Burkett, Many, La., 318-256-5628)

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