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FY 2009 (October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009)

September 24, 2009

  • NWRC Scientist To Give Invited Talk on Climate Change to USFWS
  • USGS Scientist To Give Address at Virginia Water Resources Conference
  • NWRC Scientist Presents Seminar on Mangroves in Coastal Louisiana
  • NWRC Scientist Presents Climate Change Research Findings at LSU
  • Paper Evaluates Spatial Relationship Between Hydrology and Forest Regeneration in the Atchafalaya Basin
  • NWRC Staff Garner Awards
  • NWRC Scientist Assists South Korean Broadcaster with Invasive Species Story

September 17, 2009

  • NWRC Branch Chief To Speak at ULL
  • NWRC Scientists Participate in The Wildlife Society 2009 Meeting
  • NWRC Scientist Speaks at University of Connecticut Fall Seminar Series
  • Paper Examines the Effects of Savanna Trees on African Grassland Ecosystem
  • Article Discusses Genetic Plant Adaptation to Environmental Conditions

September 10, 2009

  • South Korean Officials To Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Scientist Encourages Professional Weed Managers To Increase Efforts To Manage Weeds in Flood Prone Riparian Zones
  • NWRC Director To Receive 2009 Eugene M. Shoemaker Communication Award
  • NWRC Participates in Briefing with USFWS
  • NWRC Participates in Multi-agency Coordination Meeting for the Atchafalaya NHA
  • NWRC Scientist Briefs USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service on Ecosystem Services
  • NWRC Scientist Discovers new Invasive Species in Lafayette

September 3, 2009

  • NWRC Ecologist Selected for LCA Adaptive Management Team
  • NWRC Contractors Present Seminar on Using Radar to Enhance Disaster Response
  • NWRC Holds Blood Drive
  • TWSC Geographer Visits NWRC
  • USGS Scientist Presents Climate Change Information to American Fisheries Society
  • NWRC Scientist Answers Reader's Question in Audubon Magazine

August 27, 2009

  • NWRC Scientist To Present Lecture on Ecological Resilience
  • NWRC Scientist To Give Invited Talk on System Perspectives on Wildlife Dynamics
  • Operational Radar Capability Integrated Into the USGS Civil-operational Remote Sensing Architecture
  • Press Release Announcing New NWRC Director Receives Local Coverage

August 20, 2009

  • NWRC Scientist To Serve on Editorial Board
  • NWRC Outreach Project Leader To Present Coastal Wetland Information to Rotary Club 
  • NWRC Scientists Present Papers at Ecological Meeting in Australia
  • NWRC Seminar Series Features Talk on Southwestern Riparian Ecosystems

August 13, 2009

  • USGS NWRC Welcomes a New Director
  • NWRC Scientists Participate in ESA Meeting
  • USGS NWRC Geographer Interviewed by the Daily Comet and the Houma Courier

August 6, 2009

  • USGS Scientist To Participate in Joint Meeting on Climate Change Modeling
  • Environmental Defense Fund Visitors
  • USGS Scientist Provides Conservation Inspiration to Students
  • USGS Chief Scientist for Global Change Participates in IPCC Scoping Meeting
  • USGS Scientist Participates in Annual Energy Modeling Forum
  • USGS Scientist Presents Information About Climate Change in Louisiana
  • NWRC Contractor Contributes in Coastal Restoration Activity
  • NWRC Staff Provides Food for Families in Need
  • NWRC Contractor Provides Seminar on Sustainable Home Design
  • USGS Scientist Provides Keynote Address at USFWS Meeting

July 30, 2009

  • NWRC Scientists To Participate in USFWS Meeting Focused on Changing Landscapes for Fish and Wildlife Resources
  • NWRC Scientists Attend National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration
  • NWRC Provides Educational Programming to Local Students
  • NWRC Provides Wetland Program and Center Tour to Local Students
  • NWRC Scientist Provides Keynote Address at SC-EPPC Annual Conference
  • NWRC Staff Participates in GOMA Annual “All Hands” Meeting
  • USGS Regional Executive and NWRC Center Director Meet with the Secretary of State Regarding Forecast Mekong

July 23, 2009

  • NWRC Scientists Initiate New SWS Publication
  • NWRC Scientist Participates in Art Smart Program for Educators
  • NWRC Scientist Provided Keynote Address at Coastal Invasive Species Symposium
  • NWRC Scientist Assists With Summer Science Camp Focused on Invasive Species
  • Student Teacher Shadows NWRC Scientist
  • New Land Area Change Map by NWRC Scientist Released
  • NWRC Scientist Proposes Hypothesis That May Aid Coastal Wetland Conservation in New Book Chapter
  • Image Credited to USGS/NWRC Appears in AP Article

July 16, 2009

  • USGS Scientists to Meet with State Department Officials and Mekong Basin Nation Representatives
  • NWRC Provides First Aid, CPR, and AED Training for Staff
  • NWRC Provides Educational Materials to USSSA Baseball World Series Team
  • NWRC Scientists Present at Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by the Daily Comet and the Houma Courier

July 9, 2009

  • NWRC Hosts Multi-agency Brown Marsh 2009 Briefing
  • NWRC Scientists Participate in the LCA Science Summer 2009 Meeting
  • Freelance Print Journalist Speaks with NWRC Scientist

July 1, 2009

  • Acadiana Youth Visit NWRC
  • Elementary Students Come to NWRC

June 25, 2009

  • Summer Math Program Participants Travel to NWRC
  • Students of All Ages Visit NWRC
  • University Students Learn About “Real Science” at NWRC

June 18, 2009

  • NWRC Provides Digital Map Files to Senator Landrieu
  • NWRC Director Interviewed by the Lafayette Daily Advertiser
  • USGS Chief Scientist for Global Change Research Participates in White House Press Conference

June 11, 2009

  • NWRC To Participate in Society of Wetland Scientists Meeting
  • International DRAGON Partnership Meeting in Cambodia
  • NWRC Director Organizes Climate Advisory Council Meeting
  • USGS/NWRC Scientist Interviewed by Audubon Magazine
  • "Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States" Report Released by the White House

June 4, 2009

  • NWRC Assists in Invasive Species Issue Near New Orleans
  • USGS Scientist's Trip to India Continues to Receive Media Coverage
  • USGS Staff Interviewed for Article in The Daily Advertiser

May 28, 2009

  • USGS Scientist Assists in Producing Assessment Report
  • USGS Contributes to Climate Change Report
  • NWRC Outreach Project Leader Delivers Plenary to Disaster Response Organization
  • USGS Discusses Conservation with China
  • NWRC Represented at Annual Waterfowl Meeting

May 21, 2009

  • NWRC Scientist Details Recent Watershed Research

May 14, 2009

  • Students Visit NWRC
  • NWRC and Louisiana Water Science Center Stage Hurricane Jambalaya Drill
  • NWRC Completes Successful Fire Drill
  • High School Student Job Shadows at NWRC
  • NWRC Collaborates with Wildlife Refuge Staff
  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center Scientist Interviewed by The Advertiser about Job Shadowing
  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center Contractor Pictured in Article in The Advertiser

May 7, 2009

  • Students Visit NWRC
  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center Scientists Mentioned in the University of Alabama’s online Faculty/Staff newsletter

April 30, 2009

  • Article Published in Aquatic Botany Features NWRC Research             
  • USGS Scientist Speaks to the National Academy of Sciences on Climate Change
  • Students Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Branch Chief Recognized by Loyola University
  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center Scientist Mentioned in Online News Coverage
  • USGS Chief Scientist for Global Change Research Interviewed on the Montel Williams National Air America Radio Talk Show

April 23, 2009

  • NWRC Contractor To Present Salt Marsh Restoration Research                                       
  • NWRC Branch Chief Participates in Lower Mississippi Valley Board Meeting
  • NWRC Staff Member Reassigned
  • NWRC Outreach Participates in Earth Day Conference
  • Students of All Ages Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Staff Attend Assessment Meeting
  • CWPPRA Dedicates Four Completed Projects
  • NWRC Scientist Speaks at the Swaminathan Foundation
  • NWRC Scientist Speaks at the Centre for Research on New International Economic Order

April 16, 2009

  • LUMCON Seminar To Be Held at NWRC
  • Scientist to Present Seminar on CARTs
  • NWRC Contractor Brings Science to Local School
  • NWRC Represented at Local Earth Day Celebration
  • NWRC Chosen as Site for Southeast Area Center Directors Meeting
  • NWRC Director Participates in Third Yangtze Forum in China
  • USGS Partnership with Asian Countries Continues To Develop
  • NWRC Scientist Attends Gulf Coast Joint Venture Meeting
  • 4-H Students Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Staff Participate in 25th Annual Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop
  • NWRC Hosts Workshop on Project by Louisiana Department of Economic Development
  • NWRC Scientist Collaborates with McNeese State University
  • NWRC Focuses on Facility Clean Up
  • NWRC Branch Chief Recognized by University of New Orleans

April 9, 2009

  • NWRC Participates in Remote Sensing Workshop
  • NWRC Hosts Group of Dutch Engineers and Scientists
  • High School Juniors Tour NWRC
  • NWRC Scientist Granted Funding for USGS National Park Monitoring Project
  • USGS Scientist Guest Lectures at University of New Orleans
  • USGS Represented at Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Meeting
  • USGS Briefs on Past, Present, and Future Climate Change
  • USGS Scientists Involved in Meetings on Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change
  • USGS Scientist Gives Keynote Address at Fish and Wildlife Service Meeting
  • USGS Scientist's Latest Research Continues to Capture the Attention of the Media

April 2, 2009

  • NWRC Scientists to Develop Wetlands Workshop for Natural Resources Conservation Service Staff
  • NWRC Director Discusses Partnership Opportunities with Mississippi River Commission
  • Students Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Participates in Interactive Science Day at the Episcopal School of Acadiana
  • NWRC Scientist's Recent Publication Garners Attention from Online News Sites
  • NWRC Scientist's Research Highlighted by Nature Magazine
  • NWRC Scientist Interviewed by WWL-TV Channel 4

March 26, 2009

  • NWRC Assists in Workshop on Species Loss in Keoladeo National Park
  • NWRC Participates in the U.S. Consulate’s Earth Day Series in Chennai, India
  • NWRC Represented at the 2nd Annual Women’s Conference at the University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • NWRC Participates in the Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species
  • NWRC Director Presents Information on Climate Change
  • USGS Releases Proceedings for the Second All-USGS Modeling Conference

March 19, 2009

  • Article Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Features NWRC Research
  • NWRC Scientist to Speak at Galveston Festival
  • NWRC Participates in Annual Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds
  • NWRC Scientist Attends Barataria-Terrebone National Estuary Program Meeting
  • NWRC Represented at Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Meeting
  • NWRC Participates in Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
  • Women’s History Art Exhibit Covered by multiple News Sites

March 12, 2009

  • Green Is the Theme at Women’s History Month Exhibition
  • NWRC to Participate in National Science Teachers’ Association Annual Conference
  • NWRC Director Invited to Speak at Louisiana Wildlife Federation Convention
  • NWRC Represented at Workshop Concerning Sea Level Rise
  • NWRC Hosts Seminar in Honor of African American History
  • USGS Scientist Presents Information on Sea-level Rise Models
  • NWRC Hosts Representative from the National Water Quality Laboratory
  • NWRC Staff Attend Two Conferences Related to the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
  • NWRC Represented at Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference
  • NWRC Volunteers Participate in MAA Conference
  • Students Visit NWRC

March 6, 2009

  • NWRC Participates in Mississippi River Freshwater Diversion Summit

February 26, 2009

  • NWRC Hosting Seminar by Renowned Ecologist
  • NWRC Participates in Corps Partnering Conference
  • NWRC Participates in Joint Program Review Meeting
  • USGS Scientist to Present Information on Climate Change and Implications for Fish and Wildlife

February 19, 2009

  • NWRC Scientist Presenting at Oregon Water Science Center
  • Coastal Wetlands Book with Chapter by NWRC Scientist is Published
  • NWRC Scientists Publish Prediversion Biomonitoring Study
  • NWRC Hosts Brownie Troop
  • Students Visit NWRC

February 12, 2009

  • Remote Sensing Book with Chapter by NWRC Scientists is Published
  • NWRC Scientists Attend USDA Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group Meeting
  • NWRC Director Participates in Gulf of Mexico Alliance Meeting
  • NWRC Director Meets with USACE Concerning Partnership

February 5, 2009

  • NWRC Scientists Participate in Working Wetlands Group Meeting
  • NWRC Scientists Meet with Gulf Coast Joint Venture Team
  • NWRC Information Specialist Educates Conservationists About Louisiana Wetlands
  • NWRC Scientists Meet with Greater Everglades Ecosystem Recovery Partners
  • NWRC Scientist Participates in LUMCON Seminar Series
  • NWRC Scientist Presents at Gulf Coast Diamondback Terrapin Workgroup Meeting
  • NWRC Staff Hosts Job Shadowers
  • USGS Representatives Meet with State Department Officials to Discuss DRAGON
  • USGS Representatives Meet with White House OSTP Office to Discuss DRAGON
  • USGS Scientist Invited to Represent U.S. Government at IPCC Meeting
  • USGS Chief Scientist Interviewed by Field and Stream magazine
  • USGS Chief Scientist Interviewed by Science magazine

January 29, 2009

  • NWRC Staff Attend Coastal Sustainability Agenda Workshop
  • NWRC Hosts Architectural Class for Coastal Information Tour
  • NWRC Staff Attend Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Ducks Unlimited Ceremony and Press Conference
  • NWRC Staff Meet with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to Discuss Joint Projects
  • NWRC Staff Meet with Gulf of Mexico Alliance Team
  • NWRC Staff Attend Polders for Marshland Creation Workshop
  • NWRC Staff Attend 2008 Hurricane Season Lessons Learned Workshop
  • NWRC Staff Participate in Career Expo

January 22, 2009

  • Governor to Attend Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Ducks Unlimited Ceremony and Press Conference at USGS National Wetlands Research Center
  • NWRC Scientist to Present Information on Island Applesnails to National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Invasive Species Working Group (ISWG)
  • NWRC Scientists Participate in the 2009 Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Meeting
  • NWRC Director Presents at the Great Lakes Urban Habitat Restoration Symposium
  • NWRC Scientists Participate in the Fall 2008 Cooperator’s Meeting
  • NWRC Director Meets with State Department and DOI Officials Concerning DRAGON
  • NWRC Director Meets with International Crane Foundation (ICF) to Plan DRAGON Global Summit
  • NWRC Director Meets with Great Lakes Fisheries Commission (GLFC) to Plan for DRAGON Global Summit

January 15, 2009

  • NWRC Scientists Participate in the 2009 Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Meeting
  • Mapping Fire Scars and Marsh Recovery with Remote Sensing Data

January 8, 2009

  • USGS Scientist Presents Findings at Lake Mead Science Symposium
  • USGS Scientist Attends SageSTEP Meeting
  • USGS Staff Participate in Chenier Plain Symposium
  • Legislative Correspondent Visits USGS National Wetlands Research Center

December 29, 2008

  • NWRC Contractor Among ULL Outstanding Graduates
  • NWRC Study Quoted in Winona Post Article
  • NWRC Web Site Listed by USA.gov Web Site
  • NWRC Materials Referenced on Thomson Reuters Biology Browser Web site

December 22, 2008

  • USGS EDRR Partner Network Expands to Kentucky – the Bluegrass State
  • USGS Scientist Organizes Session at ACES: A Conference on Ecosystem Services
  • NWRC Director Participates in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Briefing
  • USGS Scientists Participate in Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Aquatic Nuisance Task Force Meeting
  • USGS Contractors Volunteer at Lafayette Christian Academy Science Fair
  • USGS Scientist Quoted by the Times Picayune

December 11, 2008

  • USGS Employees Meet with St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) Director
  • USGS/NWRC Hosts Seminar on Coral Reef Fish Communities
  • USGS Scientists Participate in Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) Management Conference Meeting
  • National Wetlands Research Center Staff Contributes to Food Drive
  • USGS/NWRC Convenes IUCN-USGS Expert Panel on Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) at International Ports of Entry
  • The Times Picayune (New Orleans) Requests Map Illustrating Subsidence Along Coastal Louisiana
  • National Geographic’s School Division Requests Graphic Illustrating Louisiana Wetlands' Flood Protection and Water Purification Qualities
  • USGS South Central Region Executive Director Quoted in Article Regarding Water Quality Monitoring Stations

December 4, 2008

  • USGS Scientists Participate in Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program Management Council Meeting
  • USGS Scientist Provides Aerial and Ground Imagery of Louisiana Wetlands for New Orleans Exhibit
  • Prairie Elementary Fourth Graders visit NWRC
  • NWRC Director Participates in Environmental Flows Meeting for the Caddo Lake Watershed
  • USGS Information Specialist Attends CWPPRA Technical Committee Meeting
  • USGS Contractor Attends Institute for Environmental Communications at Loyola University
  • USGS Geographer Contacted by the BBC Concerning National Geographic Earth Science Series

December 1, 2008

  • NWRC Director Participates in Wetlands Bus Tour
  • USGS Scientist Attends DESDynI (Deformation Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice) Applications Workshop
  • USGS Botanist Participates in Future Farmers of America Agronomy Career Development Events Workshop
  • USGS Employees and Contractors Participate in Green T. Lindon Elementary Math and Science Fair
  • The Daily Advertiser Produces a Five-Part Series on Louisiana’s Coastal Wetland Loss
  • NWRC Library Featured on Free Government Information Web Site

November 20, 2008

  • USGS Geographer Participates in Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership Steering Committee Meeting
  • NWRC Librarian Selected as Representative on Library Council
  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center Staff Presents Exhibit at La Fete d’Ecologie
  • South Central Area Staff Visits NWRC
  • Prairie Elementary Fourth Graders Visit NWRC
  • USGS Scientist Conducts Invasive Species Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Training Workshop
  • NWRC Staff Enjoys 2008 Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch
  • Staff with The Weather Channel Requests Data from USGS/NWRC
  • USGS/NWRC Director Quoted in Several International News Outlets

November 13, 2008

  • USGS/NWRC Contractors meet with First Lego League Team from Episcopal School of Acadiana
  • Sorority for Educators Visits NWRC
  • USGS/NWRC Hosts Job Shadowing Students
  • USGS/NWRC Hosts Wellness Event for Staff
  • Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium

November 6, 2008

  • USGS Scientist Presents Paper at 16th International Conference of Environmental Bioindicators
  • USGS Scientist Participates in Lower Basin Pallid Sturgeon Workgroup Annual Fall Meeting
  • Radar Images Provided to the American Museum of Natural History
  • USGS/NWRC Contractor Gives Presentation and Tour to Evangeline Elementary French Immersion Classes
  • USGS/NWRC Staff Attend Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Task Force Meeting
  • USGS Staff Participates in Regional Louisiana Coastal Area Workgroup Meeting
  • USGS/NWRC Contractor Gives Presentation and Tour to University of Louisiana at Lafayette Coastal Sciences Class
  • USGS/NWRC Director Attends Launch of DRAGON Institute

October 30, 2008

  • Briefing Provided for USDA Deputy Directors and Other Senior Program Managers
  • Advanced Wetland Photo-Interpretation Workshop
  • USGS/NWRC Hosts Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) Program Annual Meeting
  • USGS/NWRC Hosts Gulf Coast Joint Venture Meeting
  • USGS Geographer Presents Study at Bays and Bayous Symposium: 2008
  • USGS Contractor Participates in Lafayette Middle School Environmental Science Academy Advisory Board Meeting
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Architecture Students Tour the USGS National Wetlands Research Center
  • USGS Staff & Contractors Attend Everglades Joint Ecosystem Modeling Workshop
  • USGS/NWRC Presents Introduction to Wetland Remote Sensing and Mapping Workshop
  • USGS Geographer Interviewed by the Lafayette Daily Advertiser About Efforts to Restore and Protect Coastal Louisiana

October 24, 2008

  • USGS Scientists and Staff Attend USGS Gulf Coast Science Conference
  • USGS/NWRC Participates Meetings in Preparation for Launch of DRAGON Institute-Mekong
  • USGS/NWRC Staff Awards Mentioned in Soundwaves

October 16, 2008

  • USGS/NWRC Staff Serves on Planning Committee for USGS Gulf Coast Science Conference & Florida Integrated Science Center Joint Meeting
  • USGS Chief Scientist Gives Keynote Speech about Climate Change
  • USGS Branch Chief Participates in Ecosystems Spatial Data Integration Workshop
  • USGS/NWRC Staff Participates in Society of Wetland Scientists South Central Chapter and South Atlantic Chapter Joint Meeting
  • USGS Scientist Participates in Yukon Invasive Species Symposium
  • USGS/NWRC Scientist Attends Joint Meeting of the Natural Areas Association and the National Association of Exotic Pest Plant Councils
  • Presentation to Southeastern State Fish and Wildlife Agency Directors

October 9, 2008

  • Information Provided for Bottomland Hardwood Collaborative Project
  • U.S.-Vietnam Science Partnership
  • USGS/NWRC Assembles Wetland Comparison Data for the Congressional Research Service
  • USGS Scientist Quoted in Thibodaux and Houma La., newspapers
  • USA Today Publishes Information Obtained from USGS National Wetlands Research Center
  • USGS Chief Scientist Quoted in Several Articles
  • USGS Contractor Assists with the Instream Flow Council's Annual Conference

October 2, 2008

  • USGS Scientist Participates in Yukon Invasive Species Symposium
  • Training on ArcGIS Provided
  • USGS Contractor Provides Educational Program for Students
  • USGS Scientist Organizes Workshop on Strategic Science Planning for the Atchafalaya Basin
  • USGS Contractor Provides Assistance to Environmental Science Teachers
  • USGS Scientist Participates in National Association of State Foresters Annual Conference
  • USGS Chief Scientist Delivers Keynote Presentation for the Florida Wildlife Commission's Symposium on Climate Change
  • USGS Ecologist Gives Two Lectures at the Ohio State University School of Natural Resources
  • USGS Chief Scientist Interviewed by Environmental Science & Technology Magazine
  • USGS Chief Scientist Interviewed by the Associated Press
  • USGS Geographer Interviewed by NASA Outreach Web site/Ezine

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