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Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) emphasizes a science data lifecycle approach to Earth systems data and information. We strive to accelerate research and decision making through data science, information delivery, advanced computing, and biodiversity analytics.

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Hawaii Waterfalls Linked to the National Hydrography Datasets

Hawaii Waterfalls Linked to the National Hydrography Datasets

Waterfall locations and estimated waterfall heights on five of the main Hawaiian Islands linked the NHD. Knowing waterfall locations and characteristics can aide in understanding species distributions and migration patterns across stream networks.

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Comprehensive List of Non-Native Species in AK-HI-L48, V2.0

Comprehensive List of Non-Native Species in AK-HI-L48, V2.0

A compilation and analysis of authoritative assertions of the nonindigenous status of taxa in Alaska, Hawaii, and the conterminous United States of America.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers 2018 Linked to the NHDPlusV2.1

Wild and Scenic Rivers 2018 Linked to the NHDPlusV2.1

These data depict the National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 2.1 (NHDPlusV2.1) flowline representation of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System throughout the conterminous United States as of 2018.

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Date published: February 13, 2020

Understanding and Predicting Wetland Methane Emissions

When: February 27, 2020 at 4 pm MT
Where: B218 E‐Conference Room, CSU Natural & Environmental Science Building (NESB)
Online: https://zoom.us/j/732190660
Who: Dr. Rob Jackson, Stanford University & members of the...

Date published: October 25, 2019

2019 Open Access Week: "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge"

Join the USGS Library in recognizing Open Access Week and exploring how the USGS supports this movement. Highlights today focus on Tracking the Impact of USGS Publications and Information Products.

Date published: October 24, 2019

2019 Open Access Week: Publications Warehouse and Open Access

The USGS Publications Warehouse is the authoritative resource and public interface to USGS-authored peer-reviewed publications. Users can access metadata about and links to all USGS-authored publications and can obtain free online access to full-text publications published by the USGS.

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Envisioning a national invasive species information framework

With a view toward creating a national Early Detection and Rapid Response Program (EDRR) program, the United States National Invasive Species Council Management Plan for 2016–2018 calls for a series of assessments of federal EDRR capacities, including the evaluation of “relevant federal information systems to provide the data and other...

Reaser, Jamie K; Simpson, Annie; Guala, Gerald; Morisette, Jeffrey; Fuller, Pam

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Year Published: 2019

Community for Data Integration 2018 annual report

The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a community of practice whose purpose is to build the U.S. Geological Survey knowledge base in data integration. This annual report describes the various presentations, activities, and outcomes of the CDI monthly forums, working groups, trainings, and other CDI-sponsored events in fiscal year 2018. The...

Hsu, Leslie; Colasuonno, Leah
Hsu, L., and Colasuonno, L., 2019, Community for Data Integration 2018 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1123, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191123.

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Year Published: 2019

The power, potential, and pitfalls of open access biodiversity data in range size assessments: Lessons from the fishes

Geographic rarity is a driver of a species’ intrinsic risk of extinction. It encompasses multiple key components including range size, which is one of the most commonly measured estimates of geographic rarity. Range size estimates are often used to prioritize conservation efforts when there are multiple candidate species, because data for other...

Benson, Abigail