Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS)

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Tools and data for meeting America's conservation challenges

The Gap Analysis Project (GAP) produces data and tools that help meet critical national challenges such as biodiversity conservation, renewable energy development, climate change adaptation, and infrastructure investment. The GAP is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. GAP supports a wide range of national, State, and...

Gergely, Kevin J.; McKerrow, Alexa
Tools and data for meeting America's conservation challenges; 2013; USGS Unnumbered Series; GIP; 151; Gergely, Kevin J.; McKerrow, Alexa

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Species data: National inventory of range maps and distribution models

The Gap Analysis Project (GAP) produces data and tools that help meet critical national challenges such as biodiversity conservation, renewable energy development, climate change adaptation, and infrastructure investment. The GAP species data includes vertebrate range maps and distribution models for the continental United States, as well as...

Gergely, Kevin J.; McKerrow, Alexa
Species data: national inventory of range maps and distribution models; 2013; FS; 2013-3087; Gergely, Kevin J.; McKerrow, Alexa

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PAD-US: National Inventory of Protected Areas

The Gap Analysis Program produces data and tools that help meet critical national challenges such as biodiversity conservation, renewable energy development, climate change adaptation, and infrastructure investment. The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is the official inventory of protected open space in the United States....

Gergely, Kevin J.; McKerrow, Alexa
Gergely, K.J., and McKerrow, Alexa, 2016, PAD-US—National inventory of protected areas (ver. 1.1, August 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3086, 2 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3086/.

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Terrestrial ecosystems: national inventory of vegetation and land use

The Gap Analysis Project (GAP)/Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools (LANDFIRE) National Terrestrial Ecosystems Data represents detailed data on the vegetation and land-use patterns of the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. This national dataset combines detailed land cover data generated by the GAP with...

Gergely, Kevin J.; McKerrow, Alexa
Gergely, K.J., and McKerrow, A., 2016, Terrestrial ecosystems—National inventory of vegetation and land use (ver. 1.1, August 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3085, 1 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3085/.

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Partnering for science: proceedings of the USGS Workshop on Citizen Science

What U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) programs use citizen science? How can projects be best designed while meeting policy requirements? What are the most effective volunteer recruitment methods? What data should be collected to ensure validation and how should data be stored? What standard protocols are most easily used by volunteers? Can data from...

Hines, Megan; Benson, Abigail; Govoni, David; Masaki, Derek; Poore, Barbara; Simpson, Annie; Tessler, Steven
Partnering for science: proceedings of the USGS Workshop on Citizen Science; 2013; OFR; 2013-1234; Hines, Megan; Benson, Abigail; Govoni, David; Masaki, Derek; Poore, Barbara; Simpson, Annie; Tessler, Steven

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Representation of ecological systems within the protected areas network of the continental United States

If conservation of biodiversity is the goal, then the protected areas network of the continental US may be one of our best conservation tools for safeguarding ecological systems (i.e., vegetation communities). We evaluated representation of ecological systems in the current protected areas network and found insufficient representation at three...

Aycrigg, Jocelyn L.; Davidson, Anne; Svancara, Leona K.; Gergely, Kevin J.; McKerrow, Alexa; Scott, J. Michael
Representation of ecological systems within the protected areas network of the continental United States; 2013; Article; Journal; PLoS One; Aycrigg, Jocelyn L.; Davidson, Anne ; Svancara, Leona K.; Gergely, Kevin J.; McKerrow, Alexa ; Scott, J. Michael

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Challenge theme 7: Information support for management of border security and environmental protection: Chapter 9 in United States-Mexican Borderlands: Facing tomorrow's challenges through USGS science

Historically, international borders were located far from the major political and economic capitals of their countries and rarely received adequate planning or infrastructure development. Today, as a result of global economics and increased movement of goods between nations, border regions play a much greater role in commerce, tourism, and...

Parcher, Jean W.; Page, William R.
Challenge theme 7: information support for management of border security and environmental protection: Chapter 9 in United States--Mexican Borderlands--facing tomorrow’s challenges through USGS science; 2013; CIR; 1380-9; United States--Mexican Borderlands--facing tomorrow’s challenges through USGS science (CIR 1380); Parcher, Jean W.; Page, William R.

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VisTrails SAHM: visualization and workflow management for species habitat modeling

The Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling (SAHM) has been created to both expedite habitat modeling and help maintain a record of the various input data, pre- and post-processing steps and modeling options incorporated in the construction of a species distribution model through the established workflow management and visualization VisTrails...

Morisette, Jeffrey T.; Jarnevich, Catherine S.; Holcombe, Tracy R.; Talbert, Colin B.; Ignizio, Drew A.; Talbert, Marian; Silva, Claudio; Koop, David; Swanson, Alan; Young, Nicholas E.
VisTrails SAHM: visualization and workflow management for species habitat modeling; 2013; Article; Journal; Ecography: Pattern and Diversity in Ecology; Morisette, Jeffrey T.; Jarnevich, Catherine S.; Holcombe, Tracy R.; Talbert, Colin B.; Ignizio, Drew; Talbert, Marian K.; Silva, Claudio; Koop, David; Swanson, Alan; Young, Nicholas E.

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US Topo–A new national map series, 2012 update

The U.S. Geological Survey's Larry Moore provides an update on the US Topo effort, the Survey’s general purpose, digital, quadrangle map series. He outlines the successes thus far and the obstacles still ahead in 2013.

Moore, Laurence R.
US Topo–A new national map series, 2012 update; 2013; Article; Journal; Directions Magazine; Moore, Laurence R.

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Core Science Systems—Mission overview

The Core Science Systems Mission Area delivers nationally focused Earth systems and information science that provides fundamental research and data that underpins all Mission Areas of the USGS, the USGS Science Strategy, and Presidential, Secretarial, and societal priorities. —Kevin T. Gallagher, Associate Director, Core Science SystemsThe U.S....

Gallagher, Kevin T.
Gallagher, K.T., 2012, Core Science Systems—Mission overview: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3009, 4 p.

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Assessment of photographs from wildlife monitoring cameras in Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Between 2007 and 2010, National Park Service (NPS) staff at the Point Reyes National Seashore, California, collected over 300,000 photographic images of Drakes Estero from remotely operated wildlife monitoring cameras. The purpose of the systems was to obtain photographic data to help understand possible relationships between anthropogenic...

Lellis, William A.; Blakeslee, Carrie J.; Allen, Laurie K.; Molnia, Bruce F.; Price, Susan D.; Bristol, R. Sky; Stewart, Brent
Assessment of photographs from wildlife monitoring cameras in Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore, California; 2012; OFR; 2012-1249; Lellis, William A; Blakeslee, Carrie J.; Allen, Laurie K.; Molnia, Bruce F.; Price, Susan D.; Bristol, Sky; Stewart, Brent

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Expanding biological data standards development processes for US IOOS: visual line transect observing community for mammal, bird, and turtle data

The US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) has recently adopted standards for biological core variables in collaboration with the US Geological Survey/Ocean Biogeographic Information System (USGS/OBIS-USA) and other federal and non-federal partners. In this Community White Paper (CWP) we provide a process to bring into IOOS a rich new source...

Fornwall, M.; Gisiner, R.; Simmons, S. E.; Moustahfid, Hassan; Canonico, G.; Halpin, P.; Goldstein, P.; Fitch, R.; Weise, M.; Cyr, N.; Palka, D.; Price, J.; Collins, D.