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rattlesnake held up in the air by snake tongs
September 21, 2019

Great Basin rattlesnake held by snake tongs

Great Basin rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus lutosus) held by snake tongs. The Great Basin rattlesnake is the only venomous snake in Idaho.

woman using a syringe to collect blood from a rattlesnake
September 21, 2019

Collecting a blood sample from a rattlesnake

Boise State University Master’s student Kristina Parker uses a syringe to collect blood from a Great Basin rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus lutosus). The blood’s ribonucleic acid, or RNA will be analyzed to track genetic change in the snake from habitat disturbances. RNA, along with deoxyribonucleic acid – or DNA, are the molecules that carry genetic information.

two women use snake tongs to hold down a rattlesnake
September 21, 2019

Catching a rattlesnake with snake tongs

Boise State University Master’s student Kristina Parker and a volunteer use snake tongs to catch and hold down a rattlesnake.

Woman carries a rattlesnake with its head in a tube in one hand and snake tongs in the other
September 21, 2019

Carrying a tubed rattlesnake

Boise State University Master’s student Kristina Parker carries a Great Basin rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus lutosus). The snake’s head is enclosed in a plastic tube to allow her to safely handle it during the biological sample collection process.

rattlesnake held by snake tongs with head in a plastic tube
September 21, 2019

Tubing a rattlesnake

A Great Basin rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus lutosus) is coaxed into a plastic tube. This plastic tube allows researchers to safely handle the rattlesnake during biological sample collection.

person kneeling on stream bank surrounded by sampling equipment
September 5, 2019

collecting eDNA samples

A USGS Hydrologic Technician collects eDNA samples alongside a stream in the Nevada wilderness

Close-up of moss, an important component of biocrusts
June 4, 2019

Close-up of moss, an important component of biocrusts

USGS researchers are studying how enhancing moss growth may lead to improved practices to restore soil biocrusts. 

root nodules
January 2, 2019

Alder root nodules

Root nodules are a symbiotic relationship between a plant and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. A symbiotic relationship is one where both organisms benefit. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria change inorganic nitrogen from the air into ammonia, a form of nitrogen most organisms can use. They also use a process called rock dissolution to release other nutrients, such as calcium and

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bee approaching a flower
December 31, 2018

Male leafcutting bee (Megachile) approaching an Origanum

The alfalfa leafcutting bee (Megachile rotundata) is an introduced species common to Southwest Idaho. They originate from the old world, most likely from northeastern Africa or the Middle East. These bees are successful pollinators of various crops and have been imported to North America for use in agriculture and beekeeping.

USGS presentation title slide for GenEst, A Generalized Estimator of Mortality
December 21, 2018

Slide 1 26Nov2018 NWCC GenEst Workshop

Opening slide for the Intro to GenEst, A Generalized Estimator of Mortality, Workshop held at the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative's Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XII on November 26, 2018 in St. Paul Minnesota. https://www.nationalwind.org/meetings/wind-wildlife-research-meeting-

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