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USGS
April 21, 2010

Drab Appearance Masks Complexity of Imperiled Sagebrush Ecosystems

Compared to the rich diversity of forests, sagebrush shrublands contain relatively few species. Yet, these shrublands in the western United States have incredibly complex dynamics that present major challenges for conservation. They are also one of the most imperiled habitats in North America, primarily due to invasive plant species. Non-native cheatgrass promotes more

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USGS
February 22, 2010

Fatal Frog Fungus

The potentially lethal fungal disease chytridiomycosis has been associated with declining amphibian populations around the globe. This rapidly emerging disease, and the chytrid fungus that causes it, have forced scientists to scramble to learn more. There are still plenty of mysteries about the origin and spread of the fungus. With today's episode we will shed some light

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USGS
January 23, 2010

Northwest Mussels Live Long to Tell Their Story

Few would believe the importance of freshwater mussels to scientists here in the Pacific Northwest. These little-known and often-ignored organisms may live for over a century on the bottoms of lakes, rivers, and streams. Freshwater mussels have a story to tell, and researchers have developed a way of ‘reading’ this story. USGS Aquatic Biologist Jason Dunham discusses his

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Aspen grove in northern Nevada
October 1, 2009

Aspen grove in northern Nevada

Aspen grove in northern Nevada

Aspen grove changing color, northern Nevada
September 29, 2009

Aspen grove changing color, northern Nevada

Aspen grove changing color, northern Nevada

Aspen Forest
September 29, 2009

Aspen Forest

Aspen Forest

sub-adult Oregon spotted frog
September 24, 2009

Anerytherisitic sub-adult Oregon spotted frog

Anerytherisitic sub-adult Oregon Spotted frog from Dilman Meadows, SW of Bend, Oregon. An anerytherisitic organism has inherited a recessive mutation where they lack red, yellow, and orange pigments. These organisms are usually black, grey, and brown in color.

three people standing in an Idaho sagebrush landscape
July 10, 2009

Scientists collecting data in Idaho sagebrush

USGS scientists collect data for a landscape genetics study in the sagebrush of the Great Basin.

Rattlesnake Mountain and vegetation
April 30, 2009

Phlox and Balsamroot flowers near Rattlesnake Mountain

Lower elevation sandy site with phlox and balsamroot flowers with Rattlesnake Mountain in the background