Ecosystems - Fisheries: Aquatic and Endangered Resources Program
Species Diversity and Life History
USGS scientists study the diversity of aquatic species and their varied life histories and species interactions that represent complex aquatic communities in unique aquatic habitats. They provide scientific syntheses and modeling to develop decision support and adaptive management models that incorporate diversity, life history and species interactions of fish and other aquatic organisms. Scientists forecast causes of change based on scientific information about diversity, life history, and species interactions that affect the condition and dynamics of aquatic communities.