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From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, December 16, 2010  

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • NWRC Participates in Ecosystems Center Directors' Call on Ethics: On December 13, 2010, Phil Turnipseed (USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director) participated in an Ecosystems Center Directors' call led by Nancy Baumgartner (USGS Deputy Ethics Counselor) to discuss current policy and guidance on USGS ethics, particularly with regards to USGS scientists who also have vesture in professorships in universities. (Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • NWRC Participates in USGS Post-Spill Conference Call: On December 15, 2010, Phil Turnipseed (USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director) participated in a call to discuss USGS water quality and biological data collected pre-, during, and post- Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Discussion was linked to post-processing, analysis, interpretation, and benchmarking the datasets to human health and other protocol. (Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • NWRC Staff and Contractors Judge Annual Science Fair: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Kari Cretini and contractors Marshall Holstrom and David Guilbeau judged approximately 50 entries in the Lafayette Christian Academy’s Annual Seventh Grade Science Fair in Lafayette, La., on December 15, 2010. (Kari Cretini; Baton Rouge, La.; 225-578-7488)

Press Inquiries/Media - Online

  • A new chapter (Thanh Nien Daily; December 3, 2010) “The DRAGON (Delta Research and Global Observation Network) Institute at Can Tho University, jointly established by the US and Vietnamese governments in 2008, continues to research Delta ecosystems and sustainable river deltas in the context of climate change.” (Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • Turnipseed New Director for USGS National Wetlands Research Center (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research; Lafayette, La.; December 14, 2010) “Phil Turnipseed has been selected as the Director of the U. S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, La.” (Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

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