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MEMORANDUM

From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, October 7, 2010  

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • NWRC Geographer Presents at National Conference on Geographic Education: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Geographer Larry Handley co-presented a 50-minute session on "Savannah, Georgia: Spatial Correlation of a Map and Aerial Photo" at the 2010 National Conference on Geographic Education in Savannah, Ga. on October 2, 2010. (Larry Handley; Lafayette, La.; 573-308-3593)

  • NWRC Scientist To Present Keynote Speech at Cache River Symposium: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Beth Middleton will present the keynote speech at the Cache River Symposium on October 12, 2010, in Vienna, Ill. The symposium is being organized by the Cypress Creek Joint Venture (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Illinois Department of Conservation) and Southern Illinois University. The talk will be on biodiversity, conservation of wetlands, and climate change. (Beth Middleton; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8618)

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

  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center contractor Heather Baldwin was contacted this week by Chris Duke, a writer for Birder's World Magazine. He is writing an article about Ammodramus sparrows and wanted to ask her questions about how to help recreational birders locate and see Ammodramus sparrows more often. He is specifically interested in tips for Ammodramus microhabitat, habits and behavior, and species-specific tips that would allow recreational birders to enjoy these birds. The article is expected to appear next spring. (Heather Baldwin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8504)

  • Wetlands Center to host seminar (Daily Advertiser; Lafayette, La.; October 3, 2010) “The public is invited to attend a presentation, "Traditional Plant Knowledge along the Bayou Teche," by University of Louisiana at Lafayette anthropologist Dr. C. Ray Brassieur at the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wetlands Research Center at 2 p.m., Tuesday.” (Gabrielle Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8655)

  • Creole plant knowledge runs deep (Daily Advertiser; Lafayette, La.; October 6, 2010) “Dozens of such home remedies involving numerous plants were discussed by UL anthropologist C. Ray Brassieur on Tuesday at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center as he explored the important role plants have had throughout the history of the Atchafalaya Basin and Bayou Teche.” (Gabrielle Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8655)

Press Inquiries/Media - Online

  • UL Wetlands Center to host seminar (Ragin Pagin; Lafayette, La.; October 4, 2010) “The public is invited to attend a presentation, "Traditional Plant Knowledge along the Bayou Teche," by University of Louisiana anthropologist Dr. C. Ray Brassieur at the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wetlands Research Center on October 5, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.” (Gabrielle Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8655)

  • Reflecting on New Orleans (The Quadrangle; Riverdale, N.Y.; October 5, 2010) “Turning on a power point, Reilly showed a video from USGS, National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA, which showed how 1900 square miles of land have been lost between the years 1932 and 2000.” (Gabrielle Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8655)

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