U.S. Geological Survey - Science and Decisions Center
What We Do
Water samples can be used to monitor the results of resource management. Credit: Jim Palmer, USFWS.
The Science and Decisions Center includes capacity, infrastructure, and mechanisms to integrate science and management for the DOI agencies and other partners. It functions as a central node for networking and collaborating with existing expertise within USGS as well as the broader conservation community, including other federal agencies, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and the international community. Center staff – leaders in adaptive management, ecosystem services, and resilience – build operational linkages among the elements of the Center's science portfolio.Center Mission:
The Center's ongoing projects in support of science for decision making include field studies, cooperative agreements, books, articles, and conferences.
Williams, B.K., and E.D. Brown. 2012. Adaptive Management: The U.S. Department of the Interior Applications Guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior.
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Advisory Committee, 12th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment, National Council for Science and the Environment, Carl Shapiro and Ken Williams, members.
Applications in the Field
This page higlights applications now being implemented in the field. These applications are directly connected to thematic concerns of the Center.