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From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, December 30, 2009      

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  •  NWRC Ecologist Awarded Grant: Jim Grace, a research ecologist with the USGS National Wetlands Research Center, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research for his proposal, “Structural equation modeling in support of linking genomics with ecosystem responses to climate change.” This project, in collaboration with Yale University, is funded for one year for $27,200 and will involve modeling the relationships among physiological traits, genetic information, and ecosystem responses in long-term tallgrass prairie in rainfall manipulation systems. On overview of the larger project can be found at (Jim Grace, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8632)

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

  • Classnotes (Focus Online, Plattsburgh State University of New York, December 2009) “Janine Powell G'77 is the director of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, La.” (Janine Powell, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8501) FOCUS - CLASSNOTES

  • Belize Fieldwork Shows How Oceanic Mangrove Islands Kept Up With Sea-Level Rise for 8,000 Years (Sound Waves, December 2009) “Fieldwork off the coast of Belize in Central America is revealing how coastal tropical forests composed of mangroves have kept up with sea-level rise over the Holocene Epoch.” (Karen McKee, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8662) Belize Fieldwork Shows How Oceanic Mangrove Islands Kept Up With Sea-Level Rise for 8,000 Years

  • USGS Employees in Louisiana Garner Awards (Sound Waves, December 2009) “Several employees at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)’s National Wetlands Research Center and the USGS Lafayette Publishing Service Center have recently received national, regional, and local awards recognizing their contributions.” (Gabrielle Bodin, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8655) USGS Employees in Louisiana Garner Awards

Press Inquiries/Media - Upcoming News Releases

  • Gaye Farris To Retire from the USGS National Wetlands Research Center: Gaye Saucier Farris will retire December 31 as information and technology branch chief of the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wetlands Research Center, according to Center Director Janine Powell. (Gabrielle Bodin, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8655)

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