Fort Collins Science Center

Tools for Landscape Assessment

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Date published: July 6, 2018
Status: Active

Designing and Evaluating Decision Support Tools (DSTs)

Effective environmental management requires integrating scientific information into complex decision making processes.

Date published: November 17, 2016
Status: Archived

Resource for Advanced Modeling (RAM) and VisTrails/SAHM Training

For classes in the SAHM/Vis-trails software, please contact Catherine Jarnevich. The Resource for Advanced Modeling room is located within the USGS Fort Collins Science Center in Fort Collins, CO. 

Date published: November 14, 2016
Status: Active

Real-World Applications of Molecular Genetics

Recent advances in molecular biology allow us to develop and apply the tools and concepts of molecular genetics to the conservation of biological resources. Working with our partners, we design and implement studies that provide genetic and genomic information for a broad range of applications, as detailed below.

Date published: October 31, 2016
Status: Active

Data and Tools for Landscape Assessment

The Information Science Branch develops and applies approaches that integrate natural science, computer technology, and information management to address key natural resource issues. Branch staff work with USGS scientists and data managers to convert field observations into GIS-oriented data and metadata products. The Branch also supports ecological and landscape modeling, including the...

Date published: October 24, 2016
Status: Active

Observation and Monitoring Networks

National observation and monitoring networks, regardless of their target observation type, share many common needs. Not the least of these needs is the data assembly framework employed by the network - the flow of many types of collected data into a common processing, analysis, and visualization engine. The Information Science Branch uses experiences from similar software and infrastructure...

Date published: October 18, 2016
Status: Active

Information Architecture

True data integration across many databases and projects requires new thinking about the design of data collection and distribution applications. Working with multiple USGS partners, the Information Science Branch researched and designed a new approach to software development and deployment that maintains function-based containers connected by web services. This component approach provides...

Date published: October 12, 2016
Status: Active

Landscape and Habitat Assessment

A central focus of this program is to conduct multi-scale assessments in order to develop related geospatial decision-support tools and methods. The program includes synthesizing broad-scale datasets and developing innovative approaches to assess the vulnerability and resilience of wildlife habitats and ecosystems, relative to land management decisions and ecosystem stressors on Department of...

Date published: July 1, 2016
Status: Active

Resources for Understanding the Effects of Wind Energy Development

As the Nation strives to lessen its dependence on foreign oil, domestic energy production has increased dramatically. This is especially true for renewable energy sources such as wind: from 2007 to 2009, for example, wind energy development increased 341 percent in Wyoming (Fig. 1, Science tab), and it continues on that trajectory today. However, the effects of renewable energy development on...

Date published: June 27, 2016
Status: Active

Information Science Virtual Private Cloud (IS-VPC)

The Information Science Branch developed a set of performance, security, and resiliency models to evaluate information architectures optimized for cloud hosting solutions.