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MEMORANDUM

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

Departmental/Bureau News - Upcoming

  • Article Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Features NWRC Research:  A joint study by USGS and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will be published the week of March 23, 2009, featuring research conducted by USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) scientist Karen L. McKee. The title of the article is Elevated CO2 stimulates marsh elevation gain, counterbalancing sea-level rise. (Karen McKee, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8662)

  • NWRC Scientist to Speak at Galveston Festival: USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) scientist Clinton Jeske will deliver two presentations at the 7th Annual Feather Fest in Galveston, Texas on April 2, 2009. An afternoon seminar will be about the effects of global climate change on birds, and an evening panel session will be about hurricane effects on birds. (Clinton Jeske, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8652)                                                         

Departmental/Bureau News -Current

  • NWRC Participates in Annual Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds: USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) scientist Clinton Jeske attended the 13th Annual Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds in Port Aransas, Texas on February 27-28, 2009. Jeske spoke about global climate change and its effects on birds. (Clinton Jeske, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8652)

  • NWRC Scientist Attends Barataria-Terrebone National Estuary Program Meeting: USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) scientist Clinton Jeske attended the Barataria-Terrebone National Estuary Program’s Migratory Bird Action Team meeting on March 12, 2009. (Clinton Jeske, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8652)

  • NWRC Represented at Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Meeting: USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) Acting Assistant Center Director Phil Turnipseed and Branch Chief Scott Wilson attended a meeting in Baton Rouge on March 18, 2009 for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. (Phil Turnipseed, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8501)

  • NWRC Participates in Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference: USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) Director Gregory Smith and scientist Wylie Barrow attended the 74th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Arlington, Va. on March 16-21, 2009. Archived Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) data from National Weather Service Doppler Radar sites in California's Central Valley were presented, with special attention on assessing change in wintering waterfowl use of Wetland Reserve Programs before and after restoration.  Co-authors on the project are Jeffrey Buler (University of Delaware), Wylie Barrow (USGS, NWRC), Lori Randall (USGS, NWRC) and Joe Fleskes (USGS, WERC). (Wylie Barrow, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8668) 

Newspapers/magazines/wires, etc.

  • The Women’s History art exhibit, “Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet: Art Goes Green,” (held at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center March 16-20, 2009) is covered in multiple online news sites:
  • The USGS National Wetlands Research Center’s definition of an estuary is cited in an article by the Beaufort Gazette on March 8, 2009.

  • The USGS National Wetlands Research Center’s use of the ULL Center for Ecology and Environmental Technology is mentioned in an article by the Advocate on March 14, 2009.

Broadcast and Film

  • The Women’s History art exhibit (held at the National Wetlands Research Center March 16-20, 2009) was covered on two local Lafayette, La. news stations on March 17, 2009:
    • KATC Channel 3 (ABC affiliate)
    • KADN Channel 15 (FOX affiliate)

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