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The Powell Center is pleased to announce six new working groups beginning in FY22. These projects were ranked by the Science Advisory Board and reflect the highest quality science, breadth, depth, and relevance reflective of the mission of the USGS.

Working Group Title Investigators Related Mission Areas Financial Co-sponsors
Developing a macroecological
understanding of invasive plant impacts
based on abundance and trait data
(Invasive Plant Impacts)
Helen Sofaer
Ian Pearse
Bethany Bradley
Ecosystems NSF and USGS Ecosystems Mission Area
A National Topographic Change Mapping
and Monitoring System
(Topographic Change)
Dean Gesch
Jason Stoker
Jessica DeWitt
Giulia Sofia
CSS, Natural Hazards USGS Core Science Systems Mission Area
Standardizing, aggregating, analyzing
and disseminating global wildlife genetic
and genomic data for improved management
and advancement of community best practices (Conservation Genetics)
Margaret Hunter
Amy Vandergast
Sean Hoban
Chris Funk
Ecosystems USGS Ecosystems Mission Area
Status of Butterflies in the US
(Status of Butterflies)
Cheryl Schultz
Elizabeth Crone
Wayne Thogmartin
Ecosystems FWS and USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center
Synthesis of the new North American
tree-ring fire-scar network: using past
and present fire-climate relationships to
improve projections of future wildfire
(North American Fire)
Ellis Margolis
Rachel Loehman
Chris Guiterman
Sean Parks
Translational science for renewable
energy and its wildlife concerns:
a synthesis of wind energy buildout,
bat population ecology, and habitat
(Future Wind Energy and Bats)
Jay Diffendorfer
Bethany Straw
Anthony Lopez
Ecosystems, Energy and Minerals Department of Energy and USGS Ecosystems Mission Area


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