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Emily Schmeltzer
Emily Schmeltzer
Emily Schmeltzer

Staff profile picture of Emily Schmeltzer of the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center

Staff profile picture of Emily Schmeltzer of the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center

Emily Schmeltzer
Emily Schmelzter EESC
Emily Schmelzter EESC
Emily Schmelzter EESC

Emily Schmeltzer works for the USGS Eastern Ecological Survey in Laurel, MD         

Emily Schmeltzer works for the USGS Eastern Ecological Survey in Laurel, MD         

Riley Mummah
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Riley Mummah is a Mendenhall postdoctoral research fellow with the Eastern Ecological Science Center of the USGS

Riley Mummah is a Mendenhall postdoctoral research fellow with the Eastern Ecological Science Center of the USGS

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Staff profile picture of Benjamin Letcher of Eastern Ecological Science Center              

Staff profile picture of Benjamin Letcher of Eastern Ecological Science Center              

Jaime D Ashander
Jaime Ashander
Jaime Ashander
Jaime Ashander

Jaime is a Research Biologist with the Eastern Ecological Science Center at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD.

Jaime is a Research Biologist with the Eastern Ecological Science Center at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD.

A bird dives underwater in a tank.
Long-tailed duck diving for underwater hearing testing.
Long-tailed duck diving for underwater hearing testing.
Long-tailed duck diving for underwater hearing testing.

Long-tailed duck diving for underwater hearing testing in an experimental chamber in which the birds’ diving behavior can be studied under various environmental conditions. 

Long-tailed duck diving for underwater hearing testing in an experimental chamber in which the birds’ diving behavior can be studied under various environmental conditions. 

Videos

Image of a group of technicians next to a river. Text: The USGS Northeast Region: Delivering Science for Better Decisions. The USGS Northeast Region: Delivering Science for Better Decisions
The USGS Northeast Region: Delivering Science for Better Decisions
U.S. Geological Survey. Laboratory for the Analysis of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) USGS Laboratory for the Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
USGS Laboratory for the Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
USGS Laboratory for the Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

The U.S. Geological Survey laboratory for the analysis of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) uses cutting-edge techniques to analyze environmental samples including tissues, plasma, water, and soils to undertake and support research projects across the country.

The U.S. Geological Survey laboratory for the analysis of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) uses cutting-edge techniques to analyze environmental samples including tissues, plasma, water, and soils to undertake and support research projects across the country.

a video title slide Bird Collisions: Current Science and Future Opportunities
Bird Collisions: Current Science and Future Opportunities
Bird Collisions: Current Science and Future Opportunities

The USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center Bird Banding Lab webinar on the threat of bird collisions, current science and future opportunities. It is estimated that over 1 billion birds are killed annually by collisions with glass every year in the United States.

The USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center Bird Banding Lab webinar on the threat of bird collisions, current science and future opportunities. It is estimated that over 1 billion birds are killed annually by collisions with glass every year in the United States.

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USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center BSL-3 Laboratory
USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center BSL-3 Laboratory

The BSL-3 complex at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center was purpose-built to serve our Nation’s needs. This facility has special engineering and design features for maintaining a safe environment when working with diseases that spread in the air.  The facility is unusual in that it is designed to also be used for work with aquatic animals

The BSL-3 complex at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center was purpose-built to serve our Nation’s needs. This facility has special engineering and design features for maintaining a safe environment when working with diseases that spread in the air.  The facility is unusual in that it is designed to also be used for work with aquatic animals

Powerpoint slide of title of seminar 2022 Blotchy Bass Syndrome Biosurveillance Project
2022 Blotchy Bass Syndrome Biosurveillance Project
2022 Blotchy Bass Syndrome Biosurveillance Project

Blotchy bass syndrome (BBS) is the presence of hyperpigmentation (melanosis) on the external surface of black basses. This condition has received increased attention from anglers and resource managers in recent years and is a popular topic of discussion and reporting on angling websites and blogging platforms.

Blotchy bass syndrome (BBS) is the presence of hyperpigmentation (melanosis) on the external surface of black basses. This condition has received increased attention from anglers and resource managers in recent years and is a popular topic of discussion and reporting on angling websites and blogging platforms.

Text reads: Native Bee Inventory Monitoring Lab. Images of bee and flower. USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab at Eastern Ecological Science Center (AD)
USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab at Eastern Ecological Science Center (AD)
USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab at Eastern Ecological Science Center (AD)

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab designs and develops large and small scale surveys for native bees. As part of this work we also develop identification tools and keys for native bee species. One aspect of creating those tools is creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects they interact with.

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab designs and develops large and small scale surveys for native bees. As part of this work we also develop identification tools and keys for native bee species. One aspect of creating those tools is creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects they interact with.