Ecosystems - Wildlife: Terrestrial and Endangered Resources Program
USGS scientists supported by the Wildlife Program conduct research on a robust portfolio of natural resource topics involving migratory birds, terrestrial and marine mammals, threatened and endangered species, wildlife disease, terrestrial plants, and amphibians.
These activities focus primarily on the development of new information and tools for the management of wildlife on federally managed lands such as National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and Bureau of Land Management areas. We also collaborate with state and local governments, tribal organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other federal agencies.
Wildlife Program's Research Topics
Application of Environmental DNA for Inventory and Monitoring of Aquatic Species - This fact sheet was created to help biologists and resource managers understand emerging methods for detecting environmental DNA and their potential application for inventorying and monitoring aquatic species. It is a synthesis of published information.
Pilliod, D.S., Goldberg, C.S., Laramie, M.B., and Waits, L.P., 2013, Application of environmental DNA for inventory and monitoring of aquatic species: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3146, 4 p.