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Monarch on Joe Pyeweed plant
December 31, 2017

Monarch on Joe Pyeweed plant

Monarch butterfly on a Joe Pyeweed plant.

Monarch on hairy puccoon
December 31, 2017

Monarch on hairy puccoon

A monarch butterfly on a hairy puccoon plant.

July 31, 2017

USGS Continuous Nutrient Monitoring in the Mississippi River Basin

USGS “supergages” are very complex. Continuous concentrations of nutrients and streamflow are measured at supergages and the information is available to the public in real-time. A network of supergages are very important in the Mississippi River Basin for assessing the changes in the amount of nutrients that are transported to the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. By monitoring and analyzing...

October 10, 2016

Detecting Invasive Species in the Field: Portable eDNA Screening Tool

The USGS field tested the use of a portable hand-held kit for the detection of the environmental DNA (eDNA) of Asian carps (bighead carp and silver carp) in water samples as part of on-going invasive species detection research. The goals of the USGS-led research are to develop a method and kit that can be used on-site to detect Asian carp eDNA within one hour. Developing portable, rapid and...

Point count survey near Wabesha, Minnesota
June 24, 2016

Point count survey near Wabesha, Minnesota

Jules Teskie paddling in to do a point count survey near Wabesha, Minnesota (Pool 4)

June 22, 2014

Asian Carp IPM: Demonstration Project on the Illinois River (Trailer)

USGS and partners conducted an integrated pest management project on the Illinois River to determine the effectiveness of combining multiple tools in limiting populations of Asian carp. (Trailer version)Special Consideration: 1- Research partners - Southern Illinois University and Illinois Department of Natural Resources have provided images of field work for use in...

June 22, 2014

Asian Carp IPM: Demonstration Project on the Illinois River (Full)

USGS and partners conducted an integrated pest management project on the Illinois River to determine the effectiveness of combining multiple tools in limiting populations of Asian carp. (Trailer version)Special Consideration: 1- Research partners - Southern Illinois University and Illinois Department of Natural Resources have provided images of field work for use in...

USGs Water towers
December 31, 2012

USGS Water towers

USGS Water towers at Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Goose Island, Mississippi River, Wisconsin
December 31, 2012

Goose Island, Mississippi River, Wisconsin

Goose Island, Mississippi River, Wisconsin

Black River, Wisconsin
December 31, 2012

Black River, Wisconsin

Black River, Wisconsin

Loons on Lake
December 31, 2012

Loons on Lake

Loons on Lake

Northern waterthrush
December 31, 2012

Northern waterthrush

Northern waterthrush