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From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, November 5, 2009      

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • NWRC Scientist Participates in the Gulf Coast Joint Venture Fall Board Meeting: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Wiley Barrow participated in the annual fall board meeting of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf Coast Joint Venture at Gautier, Miss., October 27-28, 2009. (Wiley Barrow, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8668)

  • NWRC Contractor Presents Wetland Information to Students at Prairie Elementary: USGS National Wetlands Research Center contractor Gabrielle Bodin presented information on Louisiana’s coastal wetlands to approximately 150 third graders at Prairie Elementary in Lafayette, La., on October 30, 2009. (Gabrielle Bodin, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8655)

  • NWRC Scientists Participate in the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture Fall Board Meeting: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Janine Powell and Branch Chief Thomas Doyle participated in the annual fall board meeting of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture at the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga., November 1, 2009. (Janine Powell, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8501)

  • NWRC Hosts Calcasieu-Sabine Basin Hydrological Modeling Meeting: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Branch Chief Thomas Doyle will host a meeting of Federal land managers and scientists, university faculty, and industry engineers to discuss the merits and application of the Calcasieu-Sabine Basin Hydrology Model on November 12, 2009 at the NWRC facility in Lafayette, La. Meeting participants will scope the capability and utility of this model for coastal planning and forecasting effects of various water-control alternatives for managing the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. (Thomas Doyle, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8647)

  • Seminar on Serengeti Herbivore Hotspots To Be Held at NWRC: Michael Anderson, USGS National Wetlands Research Center contractor and Wake Forest University assistant professor, will present a seminar entitled, "Landscape-scale analyses suggest both nutrient and anti-predator advantages to Serengeti herbivore hotspots" at NWRC on November 12, 2009. (Jim Grace, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8632)

  • NWRC Hosts Advanced Wetland Photointerpretation Workshop: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist emeritus Pat O'Neil, NWRC geographer Chris Wells and IAP World Services Photointerpreter Jason Dugas taught two workshops, “Introduction” and “Advanced wetland photointerpretation,” to Louisiana and Mississippi students from federal, state, and non-governmental organizations during the last week of October and first week of November. The workshops are taught annually. (Chris Wells, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8651)

  • NWRC Scientist To Give Keynote Address at LSU BioGrads Symposium: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Jim Grace will give the keynote address at the BioGrads Symposium to be held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on November 13, 2009. BioGrads is an organization representing the graduate students in the department of biological sciences at LSU. This meeting is designed to stimulate professional development and interaction.  Grace’s talk will be entitled, "The age of science-based decision making: what do we need to do to rise to the challenge?" (Jim Grace, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8632)

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

  • Green Tree Reservoir speaker (El Dorado News-Times; El Dorado, Ark.; October 14, 2009)
    “John McCoy of the USGS National Wetland Research Center talks about water levels in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge's Green Tree Reservoir.”

  • Hudson Falls honors accomplished alumni (The Post-Star; Glens Falls, N.Y.; November 1, 2009)
    “Hudson Falls High School had a lot to be proud of Sunday afternoon as it inducted six former graduates to its Wall of Distinction. The inductees included…Jill Jenkins, Class of 1977, a research microbiologist with the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Wetlands Research Center in Louisiana.”

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