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From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, February 14, 2013  

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting: USGS National Wetlands Research Center personnel will attend the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography annual conference held at the Convention Center in New Orleans the week of February 17-22. Under the theme “Learning for the Future,” the meeting will bring together scientists, engineers, students, educators, policy makers and other stakeholders to learn from the past and look to the future of aquatic sciences. Phil Turnipseed, NWRC Director, and Matthew Andersen, NWRC Deputy Director, will chair a session on predicting drivers and management practices in large rivers and deltas. Branch Chief Tom Doyle will lead a tour of the floating marshes of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Several staff members will give presentations on USGS research during the meeting. (Jeniefer Pryor; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • LWF 2013 Annual Convention: USGS NWRC Director Phil Turnipseed will attend the Louisiana Wildlife Federation’s 74th Annual Convention to be held in Baton Rouge on February 22-24. Sessions include meetings of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, the Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists, and the conservation committees. Events include the 49th annual Governor's State Conservation Awards recognition banquet and the opportunity to meet people from around the state to discuss conservation and recreational use issues during the resolution process. Proposed resolutions include action regarding Asian carp, water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin, Feral hogs, public education, and effects of global climate change. (Jeniefer Pryor; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • ACES Team Teleconference: On February 19, NWRC Director Phil Turnipseed will meet with members of the USGS Achieving Cost Efficiencies for Science Team. The team was chartered with the goal of looking for ways to reduce some of the Bureau’s costs and provide recommendations on areas where USGS could increase efficiency. The core ACES Team formed seven ACES-directed sub teams who continue to work to identify projected financial impacts and the efficiencies needed to produce cost-effective science. (Jeniefer Pryor; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

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