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MEMORANDUM

From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, March 10, 2011  

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • Members of the NWRC Advanced Applications Team Work to Refine the Greater Everglades Apple Snail Population Model: USGS National Wetlands Research Center contractor/Computer Programmer Joshua Bridevaux and University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Scientist Suresh Golcond, both of the Advanced Applications Team, recently met with Don DeAngelis (USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center) and Phillip Darby (University of West Florida) to assess the outputs and modify the logic of the Apple Snail population model for the Greater Everglades. This ecological model is one of many models supported by JEM (Joint Ecosystem Modeling) which works across disciplines and agencies to bring modeling and visualization tools to the natural resource managers desktop.  For more information about JEM tools contact (Craig Conzelmann; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8842 or Stephanie Romañach; Davie, Fla.; 754-264-6060)

  • Australian Scientists Learn About NWRC Science: Scientists participating in a Vocational Training Team from Australia as part of a Rotary Club Exchange spent March 9, 2011, learning about the science being conducted at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center. The Australian scientists, who work for the Australia Zoo, Fisheries Queensland, and the Port of Brisbane, and their local Rotary leaders viewed presentations from and had dialogue with NWRC scientists as well as toured the Center. Presentations were provided by Center Director Phil Turnipseed, Branch Chief Thomas Doyle, scientists Camille Stagg, Jacoby Carter, Hardin Waddle, and Clint Jeske, and contractors Heather Baldwin and Gabrielle Bodin. Darryl Clark of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also spoke with the group. (Gabrielle Bodin; Lafayette; La.; 337-266-8655)

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