Quantifying broader impacts of oil and gas development

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Work in this task of the Oil and Gas Waters project focuses on quantifying the effects of developing oil and gas resources.  The approach is probabilistic, and it builds directly from USGS oil and gas assessment methods and geological studies.  Efforts to date have revolved around quantifying habitat loss and land-use change and estimating soil loss.  We are working on quantifying other types of effects and impacts.

This task began as a USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship and it continues with support of the USGS Energy Resources Program.