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From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, December 3, 2009      

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • City of New Orleans Office of Environmental Affairs To Use Coastal Louisiana Land Loss Map in Outreach: The USGS National Wetlands Research Center provided the City of New Orleans Office of Environmental Affairs with a requested coastal Louisiana land loss map. The map will be used on a trade show-convention backdrop they are designing to educate people about wetlands and coastal Louisiana land loss. They may also use the map in other public outreach media such as handouts and their Web site. (Gabrielle Bodin, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8655)

  • National Science Foundation Scientist Collaborates with NWRC Ecologist: Ecology Program Director Sam Scheiner of the National Science Foundation (Washington, D.C.) visited the USGS National Wetlands Research Center December 1 – 3, 2009, to collaborate with ecologist Jim Grace. They worked on statistical methodology for comparing ecosystems. (Jim Grace, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8632)

  • NWRC Geographer Presents Information About Sea-level Rise Visualization Tool: USGS National Wetlands Research Center geographer Cindy Thatcher gave a presentation on December 3, 2009, at a meeting, "Sea-Level Rise Inundation Community Workshop," in Leesburg, Va.  Thatcher discussed a sea-level rise visualization tool that was developed through an interagency pilot project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Mississippi/Alabama Sea Grant. The tool is available at Co-authors are USGS scientists Scott Wilson and Virginia Burkett and center contractor Ryan Twilley. (Cindy Thatcher, Reston, Va., 703-648-6065)

  • NWRC Scientist To Host Annual Meeting of La. Chapter of the National Amphibian Monitoring Program: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Jacoby Carter will host the annual meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Amphibian Monitoring Program, a USGS effort to track amphibian populations, on December 5, 2009. (Jacoby Carter, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8620)

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

Other (Forum meeting, press conferences, media training, etc.)

  • NWRC Featured in Dickinson College Blog: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientists Jacoby Carter and Tommy Michot and contractor Gabrielle Bodin are featured in a blog by environmental science students from Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pa.) who visited the center on November 16, 2009. The class is participating in a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation that provides for comparative studies of the Chesapeake Bay and lower Mississippi River regions. (Gabrielle Bodin, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8655) LUCE SEMESTER 2009: FROM THE BAY TO THE BAYOU

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