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NWRC Weekly Highlights

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FY 2006 (October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2006)

September 26, 2006

  • USGS Team Receives Service to America Medal
  • USGS Geographer Provides Map to The New York Times
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by NPR’s Morning Edition

September 1, 2006

  • USGS Collaborates with U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • USGS Scientist Serves on AAAS Panel

August 29, 2006

  • USGS Geographer Provides Images to NHK Japan Broadcasting Corp.

August 22, 2006

  • USGS Scientist Presents at Cache River Symposium
  • USGS Employee Receives Women of Excellence Award
  • State/Federal Partnership Develops PHINS
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by Local ABC Television Affiliate
  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor

August 8, 2006

  • USGS Scientists Quoted in National Wildlife Magazine
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by the New York Times
  • USGS Librarian Interviewed by the Daily Review (Morgan City, LA)

July 31, 2006

  • USGS Scientist Speaks at Coastal Protection Meeting
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by The Daily Advertiser

July 25, 2006

  • USGS Partners with University of Louisiana Library for Wetlands Exhibit
  • USGS Geographer Interviewed by the Shreveport Times (LA)
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed about Sea Level Rise Impacts on Gulf Coast Transportation

July 18, 2006

  • USGS, Scouts, and Museums Partner
  • Summer Educational Outreach at NWRC
  • USGS Scientist Provides Information on the American Alligator to Gazeta USA
  • USGS Geographer Provides Information on Louisiana’s Coastal Wetland Loss to WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge
  • USGS Geographer Provides Land Loss Images to Louisiana Public Broadcasting

July 3, 2006

  • USGS Geographer Provides Information and Images to National Geographic Magazine

June 26, 2006

  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) Staff Receives Award
  • USGS Scientist Provides Images for Earth Science Textbook

June 20, 2006

  • USGS Scientists Interviewed for Book About Ivory-billed Woodpecker
  • USGS scientist Assists with Fact Checking on new IMAX Movie on Louisiana’s Wetlands

June 13, 2006

  • USGS Gives Training and Discusses Collaborations with Geographers and Scientists in China
  • USGS Sponsors Lower Mississippi Valley Conceptual Framework Workshop
  • USGS Scientist Provides Information for Possible Story in Canadian Geographic Magazine
  • USGS Geographer Provides Information on the Impacts of Hurricane Katrina to Popular Science Magazine

June 2, 2006

  • USGS Scientist Builds Research Partnerships with Russian Academy of Sciences
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by National Public Radio and the Associated Press
  • USGS scientist Interviewed by Audubon magazine

May 26, 2006

  • Vietnamese Scientist Visits USGS Science Center
  • USGS Participates in Envisioning the Future of the Gulf Coast Symposium
  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center provides DVD to Duo Creative Communications
  • USGS geographer interviewed by the Chicago Tribune

May 2, 2006

  • USGS Researcher Serves as JASON Scientist
  • USGS Scientists Acknowledged for Contributions to Book
  • USGS Scientists Interviewed by National Wildlife Magazine
  • USGS Geographer interviewed by USA Today

April 10, 2006

  • USGS scientist interviewed by National Wildlife magazine

April 4, 2006

  • USGS Scientists Speak at Federal Interagency Conferences
  • USGS Scientist Attends Restoration Meeting
  • USGS Sponsors Gulf Coast Field Briefings

March 27, 2006

  • Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing

March 21, 2006

  • Senator Landrieu to Speak at Women’s History Month Event
  • USGS Offers Mentoring for USFWS
  • USGS Ecologist Interviewed by Nightly Business Report

February 7, 2006

  • USGS Scientist Chosen as Fulbright Senior Specialist
  • USGS Scientist Speaks on Baldcypress Ecosystem at Caddo Lake, TX
  • USGS Scientist Represents USGS at National Park Service Meeting

January 31, 2006

  • USGS Scientist Speaks on Nutrient Reduction in Forested Wetlands
  • USGS provides aerial image of New Orleans to the BBC

January 10, 2006

  • USGS Librarian Linda Broussard nominated by the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science
  • Staff at the National Wetlands Research Center acknowledged by photographer Bevil Knapp and writer Mike Dunne in their new book America’s Wetland Louisiana’s Vanishing Coast

December 27, 2005

  • USGS geographer Steve Hartley and University of Louisiana Research Associate Alaa Shams were recognized by ESRI
  • USGS scientist and pilot Tommy Michot was interviewed by Audubon magazine

November 21, 2005

  • USGS scientist Tom Doyle was interviewed by KATC-TV
  • USGS scientists Greg Smith, Tommy Michot and Tom Doyle, USGS geographer Larry Handley and USGS engineer Scott Wilson were interviewed by ESPN2
  • USGS scientists Wylie Barrow, Tommy Michot, Lori Randall, Clint Jeske, and Chris Wells were interviewed in Cameron Parish, LA, for a story about the effects of Hurricane Rita

November 1, 2005

  • USGS Provides Imagery for Hurricane Damage Assessment
  • USGS scientist Tom Doyle was interviewed Oct. 25 by Jeff Hecht with New Scientist magazine about hurricane effects on wetlands.
  • USGS provided B-roll video of the Louisiana coast prior to Hurricane Katrina for a CNN news story to air Nov. 2.

October 21, 2005

  • USGS geographer John Barras and scientist Brian Perez were interviewed October 21 by WWL-TV
  • USGS geographer John Barras was interviewed about wetland loss after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita for the PBS program NOW
  • USGS scientist/pilot Tommy Michot was interviewed October 19 by Times-Picayune

October 17, 2005

  • USGS Scientist Judges Louisiana Duck Stamp Contest
  • Students Helping Students After Hurricanes
  • USGS provided an image of Hurricane Katrina’s impact on Louisiana’s wetlands

October 7, 2005

  • Science journalist Erik Stokstad accompanied USGS scientists Beth Middleton and Karen McKee to the coastal wetlands of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • A map, “Southeast Louisiana Land Loss,” prepared by USGS National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, Louisiana, was used in the September/October 2005 Ducks Unlimited magazine
  • The bird tracking radar research of USGS scientists Wylie Barrow and Lori Randall was mentioned in the article “Tracking Waterfowl by Radar”

October 3, 2005

  • USGS Team Heads to Madagascar
  • USGS scientists and public affairs staff are continuing to respond to media inquiries about all aspects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
  • A radar image showing the exodus of Neotropical songbirds from the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge during the fall migration was provided by USGS to the Weather Channel

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