The Western Ecological Research Center (WERC) is a USGS science center serving primarily California and Nevada — the most ecologically diverse geographic region in the U.S. Click on the links below to learn more about our mission and research.
Here at the Western Ecological Research Center, we strive to provide the most current and exciting science. This is not possible without our dedicated scientists. WERC has a total of 21 research scientists whose study findings inform and support management decisions by other agencies. Click on each scientist's photo to learn more about their research and expertise.
A message from Director A. Keith Miles
The USGS Western Ecological Research Center’s (WERC) strengths reside in the capability, integrity, and dedication of its scientists, and their operational distribution to where needed throughout the region.
Our Mission and Vision
The Western Ecological Research Center provides its clients and partners with the research, scientific understanding, and technology needed to support sound management of California and Nevada ecosystems.