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MEMORANDUM

From: Linda Broussard
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, March 29, 2012  

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • NWRC Invited to Participate in Bilateral Committee on Gulf Ecosystems: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Deputy Director Matthew Andersen was invited to represent USGS on a committee of Mexican and American scientists to advance scientific collaboration and infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem. The group will plan and design methods to monitor and assess the changing states of the Gulf’s coastal ecosystems. A Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) has been completed. Andersen is part of the team currently preparing a Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for conducting scientific activities that address issues described in the TDA. (Matthew Andersen; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • Conclusions from Science Article Defended by USGS Scientist:  In a recent article published in Science Magazine, an international team of 58 scientists, including USGS National Wetlands Research Center Scientist Jim Grace, reported evidence resolving a long-standing debate about the factors controlling distributions of biodiversity. (Jim Grace; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8632)

  • NWRC Scientist Participates in SERDP Reviews for Brown Tree Snake Control Projects: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientist Clinton Jeske recently participated in the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) in-progress reviews for projects related to brown tree snake control. SERDP is a collaborative program among Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and Environmental Protection Agency. (Clinton Jeske; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8652)

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