The interacting populations of plants, animals, and microorganisms occupying a certain area, and their relationship to the environment.
Western Fisheries Research Center--Forage fish studies in Puget Sound [ More info] Human perturbations such as shoreline armoring or urban development can affect the nearshore habitats critical to these populations of small fish which support birds and larger fish.
Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology [ More info] Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology science center conducts research in the coastal and offshore areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and other U.S. Pacific Islands.
Wetland fire remote sensing research -- The Greater Everglades example [ More info] The U.S. Geological Survey uses remote sensing to improve fire-management databases in the Everglades, gain insights into post-fire land-cover dynamics, and develop spatial and temporal fire-scar data for habitat and hydrologic modeling.
Wetland restoration bibliography [ More info] This bibliography is intended to provide scientists, managers, educational institutions (or students), and policy-makers with online access to current information on wetland restoration.
Wetlands Ecology Branch, National Wetlands Research Center [ More info] Information on the NWRC Wetlands Ecology Branch, which conducts research related to sustainable management and restoration of the nation's coastal saltwater wetlands, freshwater wetlands, submerged aquatic ecosystems, and coastal prairie.
What's new at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Maryland) [ More info] Links to news articles on scientific activities at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, located in Maryland, north of Washington DC.
Whitebark pine communities [ More info] Report on status and trends of whitebark pine communities with references to related publications.
Wildlife and Terrestrial Resources Program [ More info] Homepage of the USGS Wildlife and Terrestrial Resources Program with links to projects, centers, and cooperative research units.
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