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SBSC’s restoration research featured in the 2023 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released their 2023 “Assessment of Native Seeds Needs and the Capacity for Their...

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SBSC scientists publish one of the longest water quality records for any reservoir

The USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC), US Bureau of Reclamation, and partners compiled a 58-year limnology dataset of historical and...

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JOB ALERT! Post-doc position open for highly motivated algal or macrophyte ecologist to study diatom community dynamics and ecosystem metabolism in a regulated river

The U.S. Geological Survey is hiring a post-doc with experience in algal and macrophyte taxonomic ID, stream or lake metabolism modeling...

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High female desert tortoise mortality in the western Sonoran Desert during California’s epic 2012–2016 drought

USGS conducted population surveys for desert tortoises at two sites in the western Sonoran Desert of California, USA, from 2015-2018, during the...

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Lidar monitoring of the geomorphic condition of archaeological sites in Grand Canyon National Park, 2010-2020

This report presents topographic change results from surveys conducted at 30 archaeological sites in 23 locations in Grand Canyon National Park from...

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A new framework to resolve mismatches during transitions to different monitoring methods for northern spotted owls

An integrated framework has been developed in order to resolve mismatches and provide continuity during transitions to different monitoring procedures...

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Saguaros flower in an entirely unique formation

New research from the USGS and the National Park Service overturns a century of thinking regarding the flowering pattern of the Southwest's iconic...

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Restricting access to Bright Angel Creek and releasing experimental fall-timed floods increases brown trout immigration into Glen Canyon Dam’s tailwater

USGS and Grand Canyon National Park Service researchers investigated the increased dispersal of brown trout (Salmo trutta) into the Colorado River...

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Friday's Findings - November 18 2022

Title: USGS Science Support of Bi-National Efforts to Restore Riparian Ecosystems in the Colorado River Delta

Speaker(s): Patrick B. Shafroth...

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JOB ALERT! Geographer: Fire ecology & management - opens 10/24

Motivated to innovate fire ecology & management with remote sensing and fire modeling? The selected applicant will lead monitoring of fuel conditions...

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Tips for Dryland Restoration - Summer 2022

IN THIS EDITION: Best wishes to staff moving on, research updates, and we celebrate our work from Fiscal Year 2022.

THIS IS A PRODUCT OF THE...

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The Drought Data Explorer - Coming Soon

The Southwest Biological Science Center’s two branches (Terrestrial Drylands Ecology and Grand Canyon Research and Monitoring) are located on and...

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