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FY 2010 (October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010)

September 30, 2010

  • NWRC To Welcome New Management Team Members
  • NWRC To Participate in Earth Science Week
  • South Street Elementary Students To Visit NWRC for Earth Science Week
  • NWRC Geographer To Collect Imagery of Seagrass Beds for NRDA Effort
  • Seminar on Traditional Plant Knowledge To Be Held at NWRC

September 23, 2010

  • NWRC Observes National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • NWRC To Participate in Opening Event for Experience Atchafalaya Days
  • NWRC To Participate in WEF Water Carnival
  • NWRC Scientists Interviewed by “L” Magazine

September 16, 2010

  • NWRC Staff Participate in Deltas Conference in the Netherlands
  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • NWRC Scientist Works with Local School on Project to Document Spread of Invasive Species
  • NWRC Participates in Good Green – Bad Green Invasive Plant Control and Restoration Conference
  • NWRC Scientist Presents Paper on Global Change Impacts at International Symposium

September 9, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • Students from J. Wallace James To Visit NWRC
  • NWRC To Host Gulf Restoration Science Planning Meeting

September 2, 2010

  • NWRC Scientist To Continue Work in China
  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spil
  • Seminar on Climate Change Effects on Tidal Freshwater Marshes To Be Held at NWRC
  • Fieldwork in New Zealand: Comparisons Between Northern and Southern Hemisphere Wetlands
  • Katrina, Five Years After: A Coastline Changed Forever?

August 26, 2010

  • NWRC Scientist To Brief National Park Service on Wetlands Vital Signs
  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • SAR Workshop Held
  • NWRC Scientist To Publish Article About Fieldwork in New Zealand
  • Caddo Lake Watershed Stakeholder Meeting

August 19, 2010

  • USGS Scientists Accompany Reporter for Program on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • Cary Institute Helps Undergrads Cultivate Skills with Summer Program

August 12, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • NWRC Director Receives IABC Silver Inkwell Award
  • Congressional Research Service Staff Visit NWRC

August 5, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • NWRC Scientist Presents Research and Seminars in Indonesia and Singapore
  • Lafayette Students To Visit NWRC

July 29, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • NWRC Staff and Contractors To Participate in GOMA Workshop

July 22, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • ULL Upward Bound Students Visit NWRC
  • LMS Partnership Project Teachers To Visit NWRC
  • “Forecast Mekong” Video Shown at U.S. Department of State Events

July 15, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • NWRC Participates in ULL Upward Bound Career Day
  • Alice Boucher Elementary Teachers Visit NWRC

July 8, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • Sugar and Spice Summer Program Students To Visit NWRC
  • ULL Upward Bound Program Students to Visit NWRC

July 1, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • USGS Scientist Shares Information about Careers in Science
  • NWRC Scientist To Meet with Australian Trade Commission Staff

June 24, 2010

  • NWRC Scientist and Contractor Present at Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • NWRC Scientist Participates in SERDP Proposal Reviews
  • Chinese Delegation To Visit NWRC

June 17, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • NWRC Branch Chief Receives National Publication Award
  • NWRC Branch Chief To Participate in Workshop for CEQ Gulf Coast Roadmap
  • NWRC Director To Participate in LMVJV Management Board Meeting
  • NWRC To Host Summer Scholars Program

June 10, 2010

  • NWRC response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

June 3, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • NWRC Observes Asian Pacific Heritage Month
  • USGS Participation in CNREP
  • NWRC Contractors Present Hurricane-related Remote Sensing Capabilities
  • NWRC Scientist To Participate in USGS Modeling Conference
  • Students To Visit NWRC To Learn About Geospatial Technology

May 27, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • NWRC Scientist to Give Presentation on Causal Networks at USGS Modeling Conference
  • NWRC Scientist to Give Presentation on the Integration of Ecological Data Layers in a Minerals Assessment for the Anosy Region of Madagascar at USGS Modeling Conference
  • NWRC Scientist to Give Presentation on the Everview Data Viewer at USGS Modeling Conference
  • USGS Participates in International EDRR Training Workshop in Whiteville, North Carolina
  • USGS Participates in State of the Coast Conference
  • NWRC Scientist to Give Presentation on Flow Cytometry
  • NWRC Librarian Reappointed to Louisiana Federal Depository Library Council
  • USGS National Library Coordinator to Visit NWRC

May 20, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • USGS Participates in Coastal Carolina EDRR Training Workshop in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • NWRC Participates in USGS-USACE Joint Meeting
  • NWRC Scientist Hosts Delegation from Ghana
  • USGS Participates in America’s Energy Coast Leadership Hearing
  • USGS Participates in Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy National Forum

May 13, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • USGS Scientist Presents Keynote on Sea Level Rise
  • USGS Scientist Presents WebEx for USFWS Employees on Climate Change
  • USGS Scientist Participates in Interagency Meeting on “Translaters” of Climate Change Science
  • USGS Scientist Conducts Training for Louisiana Sea Grant Agents
  • USGS Scientist Presents Public Lecture on Climate Change Impacts
  • NWRC Scientists Coordinate Efforts with Partners Regarding Seagrass Beds Along the Northern Gulf of Mexico
  • NWRC Scientist Judges Environmental Awareness Art & Language Arts Contest
  • NWRC Scientist To Address the Northeast Forestry University in Harbin, China
  • Abbeville High School Students To Visit NWRC

May 6, 2010

  • NWRC Response to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • Students from St. Francis Elementary To Visit NWRC
  • NWRC To Exhibit at Atchafalaya Welcome Center
  • NWRC Scientist To Address the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Science

April 29, 2010

  • NWRC Scientist To Address the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Science
  • NWRC Participates in ULL Earth Day Celebration
  • NWRC Geographer Presents at LSPS Annual Meeting
  • Lafayette PSC Hosts National Meeting at NWRC
  • USGS Scientists and Information Specialists Meet to Explore Cooperative Effort
  • NWRC Scientists Participate in USGS Leadership Program Course
  • Women’s Art Opening
  • South Street school kicks off Earth Day project
  • Wetlands center ready to help

April 22, 2010

  • NWRC Scientist To Report on Collaborative Research Projects to National Level of the Chinese Academy of Science
  • NWRC Scientist Addresses Students of the Chinese Academy of Science
  • USGS Scientists from Louisiana and Texas Meet to Explore Cooperative Ventures
  • NWRC Scientists To Participate in Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop
  • Breaux Bridge 4-H Students To Visit NWRC
  • South Street Elementary Students To Visit NWRC
  • NWRC To Participate in Lafayette Middle School Earth Day Celebration

April 15, 2010

  • USGS Scientists To Participate in Mekong Environment and Climate Symposium
  • NWRC Scientists To Participate in Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop
  • Central and Eastern Regions Collaborate To Present New Data Tools to NCCWSC
  • Students from Evergreen College Visit NWRC
  • Students from Parks Middle School To Visit NWRC
  • Ecologist from the USDA Forest To Speak at NWRC
  • NWRC To Participate in L. Leo Judice Elementary’s Earth Day Celebration
  • NWRC To Participate in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Earth Day Celebration
  • Coastal work celebrated: Federal, state task force marks 20th anniversary
  • Breaux Act anniversary marks 20 years of coastal restoration progress

April 8, 2010

  • NWRC Scientist on Special Assignment with the Chinese Academy of Science
  • NWRC Branch Chief To Participate in the Gulf Coast Joint Venture Spring Board Meeting
  • St. Genevieve 4-H Club To Tour NWRC
  • NWRC Branch Chief Participates in Louisiana/Mississippi Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Workshop
  • Mart Stewart co-organizes conference at Can Tho University in Vietnam
  • Mekong Diaries: Day 62
  • Remarks at Opening of U.S. – Vietnam climate Change Working Group

April 1, 2010

  • NWRC Scientist on Special Assignment with the Chinese Academy of Science
  • NWRC Women’s History Month Art Exhibition a Resounding Success
  • NWRC Staff Participate in FY2010 Annual Science Meeting of NGOM Project
  • NWRC To Serve as Louisiana’s Host Site for NWF’s National Summit Webcast on Children and the Outdoors
  • NWRC To Host WETMAAP Teacher Training
  • A Different Delta Force—USGS and U.S. Department of State Assist in the Mekong Delta
  • Predicting the performance of plant restoration

March 25, 2010

  • Paper by NWRC Scientist Rated as “Recommended Reading” by the “Faculty of 1000 Biology” Service
  • NWRC Scientist Emeritus To Discontinue Volunteer Service
  • NWRC Scientists Discuss Applying Advances in Spatial Resolution of NWI Maps to Management of Bird Populations
  • NWRC Scientist To Instruct ULL Education Students in the Use of Internet Mapping Tools
  • Texas Biologists and Resource Managers To Visit NWRC
  • 4-H Students To Tour NWRC
  • ULL Students To Visit NWRC
  • Exhibit puts women artists in spotlight

March 18, 2010

  • NWRC Scientists Assist with Atchafalaya Basin Documentary
  • Canadian Officials Visit NWRC

March 11, 2010

  • Nature is the Theme at Women’s History Month Exhibition
  • NWRC Contractors Coordinate CWPPRA Anniversary Ceremony
  • NWRC Contractor Appointed to Louisiana Environmental Education Commission
  • New Efforts to Engage Environmental Professionals in Detection and Reporting of Invasive Species
  • NWRC to Participate in NBII Node Meeting
  • NWRC Scientist To Present Research at Forum Sponsored by AgResearch of New Zealand Crown Research Institute
  • Educational Outreach Update: In the Slow Blink of an Alligator’s Eye: Wetlands Vanish
  • Women artists sought for nature exhibit
  • Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Environmental Education Commission

March 4, 2010

  • NWRC Scientists Quantify Degree to Which Performance of Plant Restoration Materials Depend on Genetic Distance between Donor and Local Populations
  • NWRC Scientist and Collaborators Work to Close Gap Between Theory and Application
  • USGS Publication Receives Honor of Being Listed in “Science Direct Top 25 Hottest Articles, Second Quarter, 2009
  • NWRC Scientists Host University of Texas Geography Students Studying Deltaic Processes
  • NWRC Scientists To Participate in USGS Climate Change Conference
  • NWRC To Participate in LLA Annual Conference
  • NWRC Scientist To Moderate Panel for Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology Conference
  • Love and Work: Former NAGC President bids fond farewell to government service

February 25, 2010

  • NWRC Scientists Discuss the Importance of Cheniers with ULL Students
  • NWRC Scientist To Present Nutria Information to NBII ISWG
  • USGS To Participate in LWF Annual Convention
  • CWPPRA Outreach Team To Participate in Environmental Education Symposium
  • NWRC Director To Participate in Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group’s Annual Meeting
  • NWRC Scientist To Give Presentation at Wetlands Symposium in New Zealand
  • Into the Breach: Can busting a levee restore a critical floodplain in Louisiana?
  • I-Team: What’s in the Water? Painkillers, Chemicals and Estrogen
  • As Mekong Rolls To The Sea, Turbulence On Its Banks
  • Organizer of NWRC’s Women’s History Month Art Gallery Interviewed by Local NPR Station
  • Gaye Farris Retires from the USGS National Wetlands Research Center

February 18, 2010

  • NWRC and South Central Area Leadership Meet with State and Federal Coastal Restoration and Protection Partners
  • NWRC To Educate Students About Louisiana’s Wetlands

February 11, 2010

  • NWRC Scientist to Give Lecture and Teach Workshop at Ohio State University
  • NWRC Scientist Presents Progress on Multidisciplinary Project
  • NWRC Celebrates National African American History Month

February 4, 2010

  • Librarians Educate Teachers About NWRC and Science Resources
  • USGS Participation in South Carolina EDRR Training Workshop on Seabrook Island
  • USGS Scientist To Speak About Climate Change Science at UL Lafayette
  • NWRC To Host Students from N.P. Moss Middle School
  • NWRC To Be Awarded for Blood Drive Participation
  • USGS Scientist To Speak on Climate Change for USFWS Training and for the Public
  • NWRC Scientist To Judge LMS Science Fair
  • Global change focus of scientist’s talk
  • The US Lower Mekong Initiative

January 28, 2010

  • USGS Participates in United States-New Zealand Joint Commission Meeting on Development of Opportunities for Collaboration
  • NWRC Research To Be Presented at Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting
  • NWRC Staff and Contractors To Educate Students About Careers in Science
  • NWRC Scientists To Present Symposium Talks at the University of Botswana
  • NWRC Staff To Host Job Shadowers
  • Panel: Rising ocean levels threaten N.C. coast
  • Scientists: Sea levels on the rise

January 21, 2010

  • USGS Joins Other Federal Agencies To Brief Vietnamese Delegation
  • USGS Meets with CEO of Mekong River Commission Secretariat
  • Delta research and global observation network (DRAGON) partnership
  • Farmland back into wetland

January 14, 2010

  • NWRC Branch Chief To Represent USGS at GOMA Meeting
  • NWRC Branch Chief Participates in LCA Meeting
  • NWRC Staff To Participate in CWPPRA Task Force Meeting
  • NWRC To Educate Katharine Drexel Elementary Students About Louisiana’s Wetlands
  • Virginia Burkett on climate impacts in U.S.

January 7, 2010

  • USGS To Participate in Canadian Intergovernmental Forum on Development of EDRR Capacity at the Provincial Level
  • Wyoming Vegetation Management Association – EDRR Training Workshop
  • USGS Scientist Presents Climate Change Seminar at LUMCON
  • NWRC To Host Seminar on Using GIS to Quantify the Functionality of Coastal Prairie Freshwater Wetlands
  • NWRC to Co-sponsor Wetland Catchment Delineation Workshop
  • USGS Scientist To Give Presentation About Sea Level Rise in North Carolina
  • NWRC Contactors Receive Honorable Mentions in Photo Contest
  • Wetlands Center’s Farris Retires
  • NWRC Branch Chief Interviewed by Arkansas Radio Station
  • NWRC Scientist To Be Interviewed for National Public Radio Program

December 30, 2009

  • NWRC Ecologist Awarded Grant
  • Belize Fieldwork Shows How Oceanic Mangrove Islands Kept Up With Sea-Level Rise for 8,000 Years
  • USGS Employees in Louisiana Garner Awards
  • Gaye Farris To Retire from the USGS National Wetlands Research Center

December 23, 2009

  • NWRC Contractor Judges Science Fair
  • NWRC Scientists Selected for USGS Leadership Program Course
  • USGS/NWRC Scientists Quoted in Article Discussing Similarities Between the Mekong and Mississippi Rivers
  • Fact Sheet Uses Information from Several USGS/NWRC Reports

December 17, 2009

  • NWRC Scientist To Present Seminar at Center for Research on Ecosystem Change
  • Warming's impacts sped up, worsened since Kyoto
  • Lessons learned from the river Mississippi, USA: Rescue the Mekong River Basin

December 10, 2009

  • NWRC Scientist Participates in the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Working Group Briefing
  • NWRC To Participate in Summit To Improve Scientific Literacy in Louisiana
  • USGS and U.S. Department of State Co-sponsor Workshop in Vietnam

December 3, 2009

  • City of New Orleans Office of Environmental Affairs To Use Coastal Louisiana Land Loss Map in Outreach
  • National Science Foundation Scientist Collaborates with NWRC Ecologist
  • NWRC Geographer Presents Information About Sea-level Rise Visualization Tool
  • NWRC Scientist To Host Annual Meeting of La. Chapter of the National Amphibian Monitoring Program

November 19, 2009

  • USGS Scientist Participates in Congressional Briefing
  • Former NWRC Employee Honored
  • NWRC Scientist Participates in SETAC Meeting

November 12, 2009

  • NWRC Contractor Receives Distinguished Informal Science Education Award
  • Students Participate in Job Shadowing Program at NWRC
  • ULL Coastal Sciences Students To Visit NWRC
  • Dickinson College Environmental Sciences Class To Visit NWRC
  • Gumpoint Christian School Students To Visit NWRC

November 5, 2009

  • NWRC Scientist Participates in the Gulf Coast Joint Venture Fall Board Meeting
  • NWRC Contractor Presents Wetland Information to Students at Prairie Elementary
  • NWRC Scientists Participate in the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture Fall Board Meeting
  • NWRC Hosts Calcasieu-Sabine Basin Hydrological Modeling Meeting
  • Seminar on Serengeti Herbivore Hotspots To Be Held at NWRC
  • NWRC Hosts Advanced Wetland Photointerpretation Workshop
  • NWRC Scientist To Give Keynote Address at LSU BioGrads Symposium

October 29, 2009

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist To Present Science and the Media Seminar
  • NWRC Scientists Featured on ESA Web Site
  • NWRC Electrician Completes Training
  • NWRC and LWSC Scientists Meet with Scientists from China
  • USGS Staff Demonstrate Web-mapping Application at Multi-agency Meeting on Sea-level Rise
  • NWRC Scientist Explains Use of Radar in Hazards
  • NWRC Scientists To Present at CERF Conference
  • NWRC Staff Present at CWPPRA Task Force Meeting
  • Hudson Falls schools honor distinguished graduates

October 22, 2009

  • NWRC To Hold Annual Health Fair
  • USGS Scientist To Present at Oil and Gas Industry Workshop
  • Students from Parks Middle School Visit NWRC
  • ULL Architecture Students Visit NWRC
  • Students from Lafayette and Acadiana High Schools Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Branch Chief To Participate in Supervisory Challenge Class
  • NWRC Provides Maps for Senator Landrieu’s Office
  • Staffer From Senator Landrieu’s Office To Visit NWRC
  • USGS Employees Garner Awards

October 15, 2009

  • NWRC Scientist Invited To Serve on International Advisory Committee
  • NWRC Scientist Presents Information on Satellite Mapping of Invasive Plants
  • NWRC Branch Chief Presents Climate Change Information
  • USGS Scientist To Facilitate Public Meeting of the Ocean Policy Task Force
  • NWRC Scientist To Present Seminar on Elevated CO2 Research
  • NWRC Scientist Interviewed by USAToday for Feature Article on the Carolinas Beach Vitex Task Force
  • USGS Scientist Interviewed by Earth/Sky Radio About Climate Change

October 8, 2009

  • Scientists From the Netherlands To Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Contractor To Present Wetland Information to Students at Our Lady of Fatima
  • NWRC Scientist To Attend “Restoring the West” Conference
  • NWRC Scientist To Judge Louisiana State Duck Stamp Competition
  • NWRC Scientists Present Findings Regarding Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge
  • U.S. Department of State Officials To Meet with USGS Concerning Involvement In 10-year Wetlands Action Plan
  • Visiting Scientists From Japan To Present Seminar
  • USGS Scientist To Present Keynote at Virginia Water Research Conference
  • Parks Middle School Students To Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Provides Exhibit Materials for Mekong River Commission Meeting
  • ULL Pre-Service Teachers To Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Provides DRAGON Information for State Department Meeting

October 1, 2009

  • NWRC Scientists Publish Article Illustrating Radar and Optical Satellite Imagery in Emergency Response
  • NWRC Scientists Collect Data on Nearly Extinct Ecosystem
  • NWRC Contractor Presents Wetlands Information to ULL Class
  • NWRC Director Receives 2009 Eugene M. Shoemaker Communication Award
  • NWRC Scientist Receives USGS Central Region Diversity Award
  • Disappearing Wetlands Taint New Orleans’ Rebound From Katrina
  • Janine Powell Named New Director of the USGS National Wetlands Research Center
  • NWRC Assists Videographer with Hypoxia Information

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