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NWRC Weekly Highlights

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FY 2008 (October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008)

September 25, 2008

  • NWRC Staff Provides Radar Image of Flooding
  • NWRC Biologist and Crew Obtains Post-Ike Aerial Videography
  • NWRC Maps Used in FEMA Briefing
  • NWRC Provides Training on Aerial Photo Interpretation
  • USGS Geographer Provides Imagery to U.S. Senator David Vitter's Staff
  • NWRC Contacted by U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's Staff
  • Reporter with the Houma Courier and the Thibodaux Daily Comet Contacts USGS Biologist About Barrier Island Loss
  • USGS Scientist Interview by The Weather Channel

September 18, 2008

  • NWRC to Release Hurricane Ike Support, Assessment, and Response (ISAR) Report
  • Information on Hurricane Ike Activities Included on NWRC Web Site
  • NWRC Assists with Search and Rescue Operations Following Hurricane Ike
  • NWRC Crew Collects Aerial High Definition Video of Texas and Louisiana Coasts
  • NWRC Director Meets with Representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency
  • NWRC Director Travels to Vietnam and Thailand
  • CBS Affiliate Airs Story about NWRC's Participation in Search and Rescue after Hurricane Ike
  • USGS Geographer Provides Sport Fishing Magazine with Information on Louisiana Wetland Loss
  • USGS Geographer Interviewed by USA Today
  • NWRC Director Interviewed by The Weather Channel
  • NWRC Provides Information on Wetlands Near Chicago to the Associated Press

September 11, 2008

  • USGS Scientists Collect Pre- and Post-Hurricane Gustav Video
  • USGS Scientists Sample Insect Populations in Preparation for Hurricanes
  • USGS Scientists Visit Coastal Forest Plots
  • USGS Scientist and Crew collect Pre-Hurricane Ike Video of Texas and Louisiana Coast
  • USGS Center Director Discusses Emergency Preparedness with Several Government Agencies
  • USGS Secretary Named Recipient of Central Region’s Diversity Award
  • USGS NWRC Branch Chief Interviewed by The Weather Channel
  • The Advocate Interviews USGS/NWRC Scientists for Article About the State of Coastal Wetlands
  • National Public Radio Reporter Interviewed USGS Scientist
  • USGS Geographer Interviewed by The Times Picayune Regarding Satellite Imagery Related to Hurricane Gustav
  • USGS NWRC Branch Chief Interviewed by Sport Fishing Magazine
  • Radio Station Contacts USGS Geographer About Possible Interview
  • USGS Geographer Assists with Story in the Wall Street Journal
  • USGS Geographer Provides Information to the Houma Courier

September 4, 2008

  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center Successfully Weathers Hurricane Gustav
  • Science Response Vehicle (SRV) Deployed After Hurricane Gustav
  • NWRC Provides The Weather Channel with Pre-Hurricane Video
  • Reporter Covering Hurricanes Referred to USGS Geographer
  • Reporter with Discovery Channel News Requests Information Concerning the Gulf Coast’s Vulnerability to Wetlands Loss
  • Christian Science Monitor Reporter Interviews USGS Geographer
  • USGS/NWRC Statistics on Wetland Loss Used in USA Today Story
  • Outreach Project Leader Meets with Teachers

August 28, 2008

  • NWRC Stages Mock Hurricane Drill
  • NWRC Director Attends Louisiana Coastal Area Science Board Meeting in New Orleans

August 22, 2008

  • USGS South Central Area Executive meets with New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Awards Presented at USGS/NWRC All-Hands Meeting
  • USGS Contractor named a 2008 Woman of Excellence for Public Service
  • USGS Employee Interviewed Regarding Volunteer Work to Combat Adult Illiteracy

August 14, 2008

  • USGS/NWRC Representatives to Attend Gulf of Mexico Alliance Meeting
  • USGS Branch Chief Receives Award from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • USGS Scientists Assist with Invasive Species Rapid Assessment Project

August 7, 2008

  • USGS Center Director named to the Board of Directors of the National Wildlife Federation
  • USGS Ecologist Interviewed in French by Radio Canada
  • USGS Scientist Provides Technical Assistance to the Remedee Foundation

August 4, 2008

  • USGS Scientist Gives Keynote Presentation at Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting
  • USGS Acting Assistant Director Named 2008 Shoemaker Award Winner
  • USGS Geographer Provides 911 Maps to Associated Press
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel

July 28, 2008

  • Scientists organize INTECOL symposium on global change and wetlands
  • DRAGON discussed at INTECOL meeting
  • Journalist accompanies scientist in field to learn about frog monitoring
  • Telephone interview in French requested

July 21, 2008

  • Climate Change Effects on Louisiana Forests and Wetlands Discussed
  • USGS Scientist Quoted in The Times Picayune Story
  • Student Tour of NWRC Mentioned in The Daily Advertiser
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by the National Wildlife Federation
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by Reuters News Agency
  • Interview Scheduled Regarding the Delta Research And Global Observation Network (DRAGON)
  • Local Television Station Requests Information on Wetland Loss from the 2005 Hurricanes

July 7, 2008

  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by BeE Magazine
  • USGS Scientist’s Work on Coastal Louisiana Land Changes Mentioned in American Chemical Society Publication

June 27, 2008

  • USGS Scientist Conducts Invasive Species Workshop
  • USGS Geographer Interviewed by USA Today
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by Latitude Magazine
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by Field and Stream Magazine

June 23, 2008

  • Lower Mississippi Valley (LMV) Geospatial Information Conference
  • Outreach for At-Risk Students
  • Educational Outreach for Scouts

June 16, 2008

  • USGS Scientist’s Contributions to Wetlands Research Are Recognized by International Society
  • USGS Communicator Receives Honor
  • USGS Hosts Ivory-billed Woodpecker Symposium
  • USGS Provides Wetland Information to French Filmmakers

May 23, 2008

  • USGS Scientist Receives Conservation Award
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor

May 19, 2008

  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center Hosts Workshop on Lidar
  • USGS Scientist Receives Conservation Award
  • USGS Scientist Is Instructor for EPA Watershed Webcast
  • USGS Scientist Discussed Climate Change Impacts on Transportation
  • USGS Scientist Met with Chesapeake Bay Commission
  • USGS Scientist Quoted in Story About Louisiana’s coastal Land Loss
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed for Daily Advertiser Article
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed About Potential Impacts of Climate Change

May 12, 2008

  • USGS Science Center to Prepare for “Hurricane Zydeco”
  • USGS Scientist Gives Keynote Talk at Exotic Pest Plant Meeting
  • USGS at Weeds Across Borders International Conference
  • USGS Participates in South Louisiana Hurricane Conference
  • USGS NWRC Director Delivers Keynote Address at DRAGON II Meeting

May 5, 2008

  • USGS Purple Loosestrife Research and Workshop in Turkey
  • USGS Wins Communication Awards

April 28, 2008

  • USGS Celebrates Earth Day in North Carolina
  • USGS Scientist Helps with Native Plant Project

April 21, 2008

  • USGS Participates in Dam Safety Coordinators Conference
  • USGS Celebrates Earth Day in Louisiana
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by the Bloomberg New

April 7, 2008

  • USGS Partners With University for Career Panel
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed for Documentary Film

March 31, 2008

  • USGS Science Center Staff Wins Communication Awards
  • USGS Scientists Interviewed for Documentary

March 24, 2008

  • USGS Scientist Organizes Global Change Ecology Section for SWS
  • USGS Provides Land Area Change Maps to Louisiana Legislature
  • USGS Scientists Brief DOI Assistant Secretary on Gulf Coast Restoration and Hurricane Response
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed for Story in Science Magazine

March 17, 2008

  • USGS Scientist Promotes Female Wetland Scientists
  • USGS and DOT Release Report on Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation
  • USGS Science Center Hosts Canadian Visitors
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed for National Public Radio Story

March 10, 2008

  • Under Guidance of USGS Scientist, American Fisheries Society Chapter Wins Award
  • USGS Scientist Gives Keynote Talk on Climate Change
  • USGS Scientist Speaks at NOAA Climate Change Training
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed for Special Issue of The Wildlife Professional

March 3, 2008

  • USGS Science Center Celebrates Women’s History Month
  • USGS Scientist Authors Award-Winning Publication

February 25, 2008

  • USGS Science Center Hosts Speaker for Black History Month
  • USGS Provides Information for Congressman Boustany’s Town Meeting
  • Congressman Boustany’s Staff Member Visits Science Center
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed for a February 24 article in the Times Picayune

February 4, 2008

  • USGS Participates in World Wetlands Day at Caddo Lake
  • Science and the Storms: the USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005
  • USGS Scientists Interviewed at House Briefing
  • USGS Geographer Provides Information for Podcast

January 28, 2008

  • USGS Geographer provides Imagery for Documentary on Louisiana’s Wetlands

January 18, 2008

  • USGS Scientist Presents on Climate Change
  • USGS and DOT Brief Executive Office Staff on Climate Change
  • USGS Helps Identify Important Bird Areas
  • USGS Participates in Arbor Day Celebration
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by The Times-Picayune
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed for Profile in Women's Magazine
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by The Times-Picayune

December 3 , 2007

  • USGS Hosts International Delta Meeting
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by KATC-TV about the International Delta Roundtable Meeting

October 15, 2007

  • USGS Scientist Shares in Nobel Prize

October 1, 2007

  • USGS Scientist Assists Louisiana Native Plant Initiative
  • USGS Scientist Continues Mentoring for JASON Project
  • USGS Scientist Discusses Health of Fish in Lake Mead

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