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October 29, 2021

Sound Waves Newsletter - September-October 2021

Explore how Landsat 9 will boost shoreline change monitoring capabilities, how we celebrate diversity and education in STEM, how genetic techniques are revealing secrets about the start of the lionfish invasion, and more in this issue of Sound Waves

Date published: October 27, 2021

Putting the ‘T’ in ‘STEAM’: using technology to share USGS research with the next generation of scientists

The St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center shared U.S. Geological Survey science via live, virtual sessions and pre-recorded video presentations at the annual St. Petersburg Science Festival.

Date published: October 19, 2021

USGS Shares Coastal Hazards, Ecosystems Science with Local Community at the St. Petersburg Science Festival

The St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center shared USGS science via live sessions and pre-recorded videos at the annual St. Pete Science Festival.

Date published: October 18, 2021

Extreme Rainfall and Flooding Contributes to Sudden Vegetation Dieback in Texas Salt Marsh

Sudden vegetation dieback events in salt marshes have historically been linked to severe drought, but a new U.S. Geological Survey study reports the first documented example of such an event being triggered by extreme rainfall and flooding.

Date published: October 1, 2021

Genetics Helps Unravel Invasive Lionfish Introduction Scenarios

A new USGS study finds a lack of evidence to support the widely accepted introduction scenario in which the invasive lionfish originated solely from Florida and identifies alternative introduction pathways. 

Date published: September 7, 2021

Southeast Region (SER) Science Workshop: Identifying Science to Meet Administration Priorities and the Needs of Our Stakeholders

The fourth annual SER Science Workshop, held virtually July 13-16, 2021, addressed four administration priorities – underserved communities, tribal engagement, conserving 30% of our lands and waters by 2030, and tackling the climate crisis. 

Date published: September 2, 2021

Friday's Findings - September 10 2021

Thresholds and Consequences of Ecophysiological Water Use in Forested Wetlands of the Southeast with Salinity: Why We Study Trees

Date: September 10, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speakers:  Ken Krauss, Research Ecologist, USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center; Jamie Duberstein, Research Professor, Clemson University;...

Date published: August 31, 2021

Assessing Contaminants at Virgin Islands National Park and the Coral Reef National Monument

The U.S. Virgin Islands attracts more than two million people each year, most of whom are eager to explore the white sandy beaches and tropical marine ecosystems, including coral reefs. 

Date published: July 16, 2021

Friday's Findings - July 23 2021

Supersized: Coastwide Scale Wetland Monitoring to Support Large Scale Restoration in America’s Delta

Date: July 23, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Sarai Piazza, Ecologist, USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center