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From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, November 11, 2010  

Departmental/Bureau News - Upcoming

  • Chinese Delegation Invited to Visit NWRC: A delegation from the China Geological Survey has been invited to visit the USGS National Wetlands Research Center to collaborate on wetlands research in late December 2010. The NWRC has multiple Chinese activities and has hosted multiple groups from Southeast Asia over the past year. (Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La., 337-266-8501)

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • NWRC Geographer Participates in International Wetland Inventory Conference: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Geographer Larry Handley was a USGS representative at the First International Wetland Inventory Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, November 3 – 6, 2010.  Handley made a presentation on the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Wetland Classification Image Gallery developed for the FGDC Wetland Classification Standard.  He was also a panelist on a classification and delineation panel. (Larry Handley; Rolla, Mo.; 573-308-3593)

  • USGS Staff To Attend Restore America’s Estuaries Conference: USGS Regional Executive James Stefanov and USGS National Wetlands Research Center Branch Chief Scott Wilson and Librarians Cassie Thibodeaux and Dwight Winsett will attend the Restore America’s Estuaries Fifth National Conference in Galveston, Tex., November 13 – 17, 2010. (Scott Wilson; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8644)

  • NWRC To Attend Environmental Flows Stakeholder Meeting for the Cypress Basin: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Phil Turnipseed and Branch Chief Thomas Doyle will attend the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Environmental Flows Stakeholder Meeting for the Cypress Basin on November 16, 2010, in Jefferson, Tex. The meeting is being held to discuss the environmental flow process for the Cypress Basin. The Cypress Basin flows into Caddo Lake where NWRC had conducted research in the past. Turnipseed and Doyle are also planning to meet with partners and representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Caddo Lake Institute. (Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La., 337-266-8501)

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

  • NWRC Scientist Responds to Press Inquiries about Climate Change Effects on Vegetation: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Jim Grace responded to questions from the press (Record Searchlight, Redding. Calif.) forwarded from the USGS Office of Communications about recent results on climate change effects published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Jim Grace; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8632)

  • Kansas artist’s painting chosen for Louisiana Duck Stamp (Louisiana Sportsman; November 5, 2010) “Judges for the competition were … and Dr. Jeske is a research ecologist specializing in wetland birds for the USGS National Wetland Research Center in Lafayette as well as a decoy carver.” (Clint Jeske; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8652)

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