Category Archives: Biology and Ecosystems
Written on September 9, 2011 at 9:47 am, by Rebecca Bruno
USGS is monitoring and analyzing river fish, waters and sediment before and after the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams.
Written on August 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
Secretive and rare stream-dwelling amphibians are difficult to find and study. Scientists at the US Geological Survey and University of Idaho have developed a way to detect free-floating DNA from amphibians in fast-moving stream water.
Written on August 8, 2011 at 11:15 am, by Rebecca Bruno
USGS scientists are working to characterize the contaminants and habitats for a number of aquatic species along the lower Columbia River.
Written on July 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm, by Amber
Forests play a significant role in removing carbon from the atmosphere by absorbing one-third of carbon emissions annually. This is according to a new U.S. Forest Service study conducted in collaboration with USGS scientists.
Written on March 28, 2011 at 8:10 am, by Rebecca Bruno
As hurricane season starts, researchers are modeling potential changes to
coastal environments to identify communities vulnerable to extreme erosion during storms. Data collected before and after storm landfall are used to verify past forecasts and improve future predictions.
Written on March 28, 2011 at 8:05 am, by Rebecca Bruno
Follow the Pacific Nearshore Project as researchers from the USGS, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and other institutions sail Alaskan waters to study sea otters and investigate coastal health.
Written on March 28, 2011 at 8:00 am, by Rebecca Bruno
It’s time to celebrate the essential role wetlands play in giving us food and water; sheltering us from storms, floods, and coastal erosion; providing habitat for birds, fish, and other wildlife; and cleaning and storing water.
Written on March 27, 2011 at 3:13 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
In a unique application of data, this year’s report provides the nation’s first assessment of birds on public lands and waters.
Written on March 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
A new article explains the economic importance of insect-eating bats to U.S. agriculture and how white-nose syndrome and wind turbines threaten these valuable animals.