Includes viral, bacterial, and fungal infections as well as exposure of organisms to dangerous chemicals or toxic substances.
USGS role and response to highly pathogenic avian influenza [ More info] We work with state and Federal agencies to study these diseases of birds because they can affect both wild populations of birds and cultivated poultry, and their diseases can spread to other animals, including humans.
USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center--Research activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands [ More info] Explains type of information we collect and the problems we study in this area, focusing on coral reef ecosystems, ocean acidification, and sea-level change.
White-nose syndrome in bats: U.S. Geological Survey updates [ More info] Summary of current knowledge of this increasing problem, emphasizing recent USGS research on the issues surrounding it.
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