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NWRC Weekly Highlights

[Weekly Highlights are indexed by fiscal year]

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FY 2013 (October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013)

September 26, 2013

  • Two New Remote Sensing Studies Established
  • Scientists Develop Site-specific Research Strategies
  • Priorities Set for Conservation Work in Vietnam
  • Avian Shorebird Work Related to Hurricane Sandy
  • Community-Based Salinity Monitoring Project
  • Post-Hurricane Sandy Support and Response Meeting
  • Northern Gulf Coast Emergent Wetlands Status and Trends
  • CART Program Students Visit NWRC
  • FY14 Lapse in Appropriations

September 19, 2013

  • Study Links Winter Whooping Crane Mortality Rates to Blue Crab Abundance
  • Marsh Management Practices Examined in Relation to Carbon Sequestration
  • Submergence Vulnerability Index Detailed
  • LCC Science Coordinator Participates in Quail Workshop
  • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Hunting and Fishing Day
  • NWRC Meets with Lafayette Economic Development Authority
  • The Water Institute of the Gulf Open House

September 12, 2013

  • Sea-level Rise Modeling Handbook Presentations
  • Forest Damage Assessment of Hurricane Sandy Impacts
  • Barrier Islands and Coastal Wildlife
  • Research on Mid-Atlantic Coast Federal Lands
  • University of Louisiana Students Tour NWRC
  • Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Public Meeting
  • GOMA Habitat Conservation and Restoration Meeting

September 5, 2013

  • GCP LCC Initiates Coastal Projects
  • GOMA Federal Work Group Meeting

August 29, 2013

  • USGS Scientist Studies Factors Affecting Distribution of Neotropical Mangroves
  • ACES Science Work Processes Team Meets to Finalize Report

August 22, 2013

  • LCC Works with SC CSC to Develop Communications Strategy
  • LMVJV Management Board Meets with USACE Mississippi Valley Division
  • NWRC Attends Disaster Management Signing Ceremonies

August 15, 2013

  • Students with Louisiana MENTOR Visit NWRC
  • Plenary Talk Focuses on Gulf Restoration Plan
  • WISDom and Diversity Training Event
  • Restoring Areas Affected by Invasive Plants

August 8, 2013

  • NWRC Meets with USFWS National Aviation Manager
  • Lake Pontchartrain Urban Waters Federal Partnership
  • LAPB/LA TWS 2013 Fall Symposium

August 1, 2013

  • GOMA Federal Work Group Meeting
  • Coastal Education Through Art
  • ASO Summer Camp Students Tour NWRC
  • Seminar: Diatoms as Indicators of Coastal Wetland Environmental Conditions
  • Lake Pontchartrain Urban Waters Federal Partnership

July 25, 2013

  • Florida Chapters of Emergent Wetlands Status and Trends Released
  • NWRC Director Invited to Attend University of Louisiana Reception for TWIG
  • NWRC Welcomes Scientists from India
  • Student Leaders from Southeast Asia Visit NWRC

July 18, 2013

  • Intertribal Workshop on Climate Variability

July 11, 2013

  • USGS Contributes to Gulf of Mexico Studies Series
  • Using Satellite Radar Data to Map Regional Flooding
  • Accuracy of Mobile Terrestrial Lidar Assessed
  • Louisiana Colonial Nesting Seabird Catalog
  • Czech Scientists Team up with NWRC Ecologist
  • NWRC Showcases Work During Esri Conference

July 4, 2013

  • USGS Contributes Wetlands Encyclopedia Entries
  • LCC Staff Participate in GOMA Meeting
  • GCP LCC Staff Member Meets with State Official
  • NWRC Meets with USFWS Deputy Regional Director
  • Presentation on Geospatial Mapping of Feral Hog Activity

June 27, 2013

  • Surface Elevation Table Installation Sites Identified
  • Students Learn About STEM Careers and Graduate Level Education

June 20, 2013

  • GOMA All Hands Meeting
  • USGS Meets with The Water Institute of the Gulf

June 13, 2013

  • From Farmed Fields to Restored Sedge Meadows
  • Data Series on CWPPRA Coastal Restoration Projects Released
  • GCP LCC Meeting Brings Partners Together
  • Women in Wetland Science
  • NWRC Scientist Recognized as SWS Fellow
  • LMVJV Board Meeting
  • Hurricane Sandy Coordination Meeting

June 6, 2013

  • NWRC Welcomes Chinese Scientists
  • Consul for Science and Technology Visits Research Center
  • Teachers with LA GEAR UP Tour NWRC
  • NWRC Kicks Off Safety Month
  • Scientists Lead Technical Advisory Group
  • Turnipseed Participates in Research Panel Review Process

May 30, 2013

  • NWRC Staff Participates in CWPPRA Task Force Meeting
  • New Orleans / Lake Pontchartrain Urban Waters Initiative

May 23, 2013

  • Gulf of Mexico Science
  • Amphibian Occupancy Trends

May 16, 2013

  • Study Examines Influence of Salinity and Drought on Nitrogen Recycling
  • RSET-MH Method Fills Critical Data Gap
  • Remote Sensing Survey of Chinese Tallow Trees
  • NWRC Hosts Blood Drive
  • NWRC Attends USACE Change of Command Ceremony

May 9, 2013

  • Conservation in the Age of Climate Change
  • The Water Institute of the Gulf Assembles Expert Panel
  • Water Institute of the Gulf Report Card Focus Group
  • USGS Science to Support Gulf Restoration
  • Hurricane Sandy USGS Science Meeting

May 2, 2013

  • French Engineers Discuss Ecological Impacts of Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Habitat Conservation Programs Meet
  • Meeting with New Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell
  • Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture Management Board Meeting
  • Wetland Management Web Application Demo
  • Elementary Students Learn About Wetlands Science Through Chinese Language Tour
  • NWRC Observes Take Your Child to Work Day 2013
  • NWRC Job Shadower Experiences USGS Science
  • University Students Learn About Research
  • Federal Partnership Planning Meeting
  • Peer Exchange Program

April 25, 2013

  • Soil Development and Biodiversity Hotspots
  • Conservation Planning Atlas Released
  • Gulf Coast Joint Venture Management Board Meeting

April 18, 2013

  • Research Overview on Tidal Freshwater Swamps
  • Data for Barrier Island Restoration
  • The Water Institute of the Gulf Research Assessment
  • GOMA Federal Work Group Meeting

April 11, 2013

  • Influence of Hummocks on Tidal Freshwater Trees
  • Earth Day Celebrations

April 4, 2013

  • Tiny Grazers Play Key Role in Marine Ecosystem Health
  • Invasive Species and Wetland Restoration
  • Models Show Mangrove Forests take Advantage of Warmer Temperatures
  • NRCS LASTC Meeting Held at NWRC
  • Mississippi River High-Water Inspection

March 28, 2013

  • National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems
  • More than Mud: Seminar on Decomposition of Organic Matter
  • ULL and NWRC Meet to Discuss Future
  • Lake Pontchartrain Urban Waters Federal Partnership

March 21, 2013

  • USGS Offers New Approach to Cleaning Signals in Ecological Analyses
  • Hydrology and Vegetation Data Improve Landscape Change Simulation Models
  • Seminar on Transitioning from Statistical Models to SEM
  • High School Seniors Learn About USGS Careers
  • Climate Community of Practice Webinar
  • GOMA Federal Work Group Webinar
  • Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas Development

March 14, 2013

  • USGS Contributes to Analysis of Effects of Urbanization on Stream Thermal Regimes
  • University Students Tour NWRC
  • Use of Sediment Amendments to Rehabilitate Sinking Coastal Swamps
  • Study Assesses Benefits of WRP to Amphibians
  • Seminar on Sudden Vegetation Dieback
  • USGS Provides CRMS Training Session

March 7, 2013

  • Invited Presentation to LSU Forestry Honor Society
  • “I Remember,” an Art Exhibit of Environmental Significance

February 28, 2013

  • Study Finds Reproductive Problems in Fish More Common in Urbanized Watersheds
  • Paper Characterizes Sediment Carried by the 2011 Mississippi River Flood
  • NOAA and SCIPP Discussions
  • Water Institute of the Gulf Workshop
  • GOMA Federal Work Group Webinar
  • NWRC and USFWS Fly South Louisiana Coast
  • Seminar on Hurricane-Induced Surge, Waves, and Sediment Transport
  • Acadiana ASCE March Event

February 21, 2013

  • Rotary Club Learns about USGS Science and Coastal Wetlands
  • NWRC Scientist Educates Future Ecologists
  • Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Annual Report
  • Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting
  • USGS Researchers Participate in Mangrove Science Exchange

February 14, 2013

  • ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting
  • LWF 2013 Annual Convention
  • ACES Team Teleconference

February 7, 2013

  • Career Connections Expo
  • Louisiana Barrier Island Monitoring Workshop
  • Urban Waters Federal Partnership Presentation

January 31, 2013

  • Consul General of France Visits NWRC
  • Urban Waters Film Showcased
  • Conference on River Basin Sustainability Planned
  • High Resolution Radar Imaging Seminar
  • Meeting with Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
  • “Curious” Group Learns About Land Change and USGS Research
  • CWPPRA Outreach Event Announced
  • Hurricane Sandy Science Proposals
  • Southeast Climate Science Center Workshop
  • Botanicals and Metabolic Syndrome Study
  • Annual Cooperator's Meeting

January 24, 2013

  • Genetic Research Assists Conservation of Endangered Species
  • Cypress-Tupelo Wetlands Restoration
  • Polarimetric SAR Used for Oil Detection and Impact Monitoring
  • Collaborative Project Maps Oil in Coastal Marshes
  • Tensas River Basin Forest History
  • GOMA Federal Work Group Webinar

January 17, 2013

  • Using Models to Predict Locations of Wetland Plant Communities
  • Genetics of Cypress Trees in River Plains and Swamps
  • Potential Climate Change Impacts on Wetlands
  • Effects of Drought on Freshwater Wetlands
  • SARP Science and Data Committee Meeting
  • NWRC Hosts GCP LCC Steering Committee Meeting
  • Urban Waters Federal Partnership
  • Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference
  • NASA Gulf of Mexico Initiative ROSES Workshop
  • NWRC Staff Participate in CWPPRA Task Force Meeting

January 10, 2013

  • Improving Fish Monitoring in the Mekong River Basin
  • Impacts of Global Change on Coastal Wetlands
  • Geographer to Present Feral Hog Research

December 20, 2012

  • Water Use Characteristics of Black Mangrove Communities
  • Three Recognized for Years of Federal Service
  • Gifted Students Learn About USGS Science

December 13, 2012

  • Students See USGS Science in Action
  • Science Fair Projects Showcase Next Generation of Scientists
  • Acadiana ASCE Chapter Learns About Coastal Louisiana

December 6, 2012

  • Paper Links the 2011 Mississippi River Flood to Marsh Sedimentation
  • Review Compares Historical and Current Ecosystem Management Techniques
  • NWRC Hosts Chinese Academy of Sciences Researchers
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Science Partnership Expansion
  • National Triploid Grass Carp Inspection and Certification Program
  • CWPPRA Technical Committee Meeting
  • RESTORE Act's Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Inaugural Meeting

November 29, 2012

  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Federal Work Group Meeting
  • NWRC Participates in GOMA PIT Meeting
  • U.S. FWS Focal Species Discussions
  • USGS Cooperative Geospatial Research

November 22, 2012

  • New Paper Discusses the Halophytic Nature of Mangroves
  • Manuscript Describes Biogeochemical Shifts in Nutrient Mineralization Patterns
  • New Methodology for Ecological Indices
  • USGS Partners with NPS to Understand Road Mortality Impacts to Salamanders
  • NWRC Participates in Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice Meeting
  • Bayou Teche Water Quality Research
  • Urban Waters Federal Partnership
  • South Central Climate Science Center Planning Workshop
  • Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas Coordination Meeting
  • NRCS Louisiana State Technical Committee Meeting

November 15, 2012

  • Faculty of 1000 Recommendation for USGS Publication
  • New Report Addresses Wetland Management Issues in NWR System
  • New Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model for Everglades Water Management
  • Occurrence of Wading Bird Parasites Examined
  • CRMS-Wetlands Seminar Presented at LSU
  • Math and Science Teachers Guide to Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands
  • AGU Chapman Conference on Tidal Freshwater River Ecosystems
  • NWRC Participates in GIS Day
  • Bays and Bayous Symposium
  • Monitoring and Modeling Mangrove Forests

November 8, 2012

  • NWRC Hosts Chinese Academy of Sciences Researcher
  • Publication Provides Overview of Neotropical Coastal Wetlands
  • ULL SOAD Students Tour Federal Buildings

November 1, 2012

  • Modeling Integration Workshop
  • ASCE Nautical Depth Technique Guidance
  • Hurricane Sandy Assistance Readied
  • Ocean Commotion 2012

October 25, 2012

  • USGS Science Stars in Emmy-Nominated Documentary
  • Primitive Fish Species to Arrive
  • Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study
  • Data Collected on Invasive Feral Hogs
  • Wetland Remote Sensing, Mapping, and Photo Interpretation Workshops
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Federal Work Group Meeting
  • USACE Institute for Water Resources
  • Gulf Coast Joint Venture Fall 2012 Board Meeting
  • Invasive Asian Carp Ploidy Determination Training
  • Invited Lecture on Hurricane Isaac Impacts to the Northern Gulf of Mexico

October 18, 2012

  • Caddo Lake Environmental Flows Science Meeting
  • Restore America’s Estuaries Conference
  • Strategic Habitat Conservation Workshop

October 11, 2012

  • CWPPRA Task Force Meeting
  • USGS Southeast Region Directors Meet
  • NRCS Louisiana State Technical Committee Meeting

October 4, 2012

  • Hurricane Isaac Flood Inundation Products
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Partnership
  • NCSU Assistant Professor Presents Seminar on Salt Marsh Restoration
  • Geomorphic Impacts of Hurricane Isaac on Whiskey Island Shorebird Habitat
  • Hurricane Isaac Storm Damage and Marsh Dieback Assessment
  • NWRC Director Gives Presentation on Land Loss
  • LMVJV Fall Management Board Meeting


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