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MEMORANDUM

From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, October 6, 2011  

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • Wetland Classification and Interpretation Workshop Held in Montana: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Geographer Larry Handley taught a wetland classification and interpretation workshop that was hosted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) in Polson, Mont., during the week of September 19 – 22, 2011.  Thirteen participants in the workshop included the CSKT Department of Natural Resources, the city of Missoula, the Montana Natural Heritage Program, the Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's Wetlands Program. (Larry Handley; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8500)

  • Call To Discuss Plans for NWRC Library Held:  On October 3, 2011, USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Phil Turnipseed and USGS National Wetlands Research Center Deputy Director Matthew Andersen participated in a teleconference with the Acting Director of the Biological Informatics Program Cheryl Morris, Acting Deputy Associate Director for Ecosystems Martha Garcia, Senior Advisor for USGS Core Science Systems Mike McDermott, and Director of Library Services Richard Huffine to discuss the future of the NWRC Library and bio-informatics work that will be initiated at the NWRC as a part replacement for the now defunct National Biological Information Infrastructure. (D. Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • NWRC Scientist Presents at NASA Science Workshop: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Beth Middleton gave a presentation in the Global Change Impact and Vulnerability session of the 2011 NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop in Greenville, Md., on October 4, 2011. The title of the presentation was, “Climate change environments and the regeneration of wetland species.” (Beth Middleton; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8618)

  • NWRC 2012 Budget To Be Discussed: The USGS National Wetlands Research Center Executive Management Team will meet October 11, 2011, to discuss the 2012 budget and spending plans in all four branches. (D. Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • 2012 Forecast Mekong Plans Being Considered: USGS South Central Area Deputy Regional Executive Jim Stefanov will visit the USGS National Wetlands Research Center on October 12, 2011, to meet with NWRC Director Phil Turnipseed as well as the NWRC Forecast Mekong team to discuss 2012 plans for the program. (D. Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • Planning for Future NGOM Work Underway: John Brock, Staff Scientist with the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, will visit the USGS National Wetlands Research Center on October 12, 2011, along with USGS Research Geographer John Barras to meet with the NWRC Director Phil Turnipseed to discuss future plans for USGS’ Northern Gulf of Mexico Program and also the new LiDAR flights (for which NWRC is providing partial financial support) planned for later in the calendar year over Barataria Bay and the Atchafalaya River Basin. (D. Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

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

  • Biologists study hurricanes’ impact on wildlife (The Washington Post; October 2, 2011) “The impact of hurricanes on the animal kingdom is hard to study because storms are hard to predict, said Jacoby Carter, a research ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wetlands Research Center in coastal Louisiana.” (Jacoby Carter; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8620)

  • The USGS National Wetlands Research Center was contacted on September 14, 2011, by a journalist writing an article for the Slovenian science magazine Gea. The journalist, Maja Cimerman, will interview USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Phil Turnipseed on October 11, 2011, concerning wetland loss and restoration. Cimerman will also tour NWRC and have opportunities to speak with scientists. (Gabrielle Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8655)

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