Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS)

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Bioclimatic predictors for supporting ecological applications in the conterminous United States

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed climate indices, referred to as bioclimatic predictors, which highlight climate conditions best related to species physiology. A set of 20 bioclimatic predictors were developed as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) continuous raster surfaces for each year between 1895 and 2009. The Parameter-...

O'Donnel, Michael S.; Ignizio, Drew A.
Bioclimatic predictors for supporting ecological applications in the conterminous United States; 2012; DS; 691; O'Donnel, Michael S.; Ignizio, Drew A.

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Locations and attributes of utility-scale solar power facilities in Colorado and New Mexico, 2011

The data series consists of polygonal boundaries for utility-scale solar power facilities (both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power) located within Colorado and New Mexico as of December 2011. Attributes captured for each facility include the following: facility name, size/production capacity (in MW), type of solar technology employed,...

Ignizio, Drew A.; Carr, Natasha B.
Locations and attributes of utility-scale solar power facilities in Colorado and New Mexico, 2011; 2012; DS; 693; Ignizio, Drew A.; Carr, Natasha B.

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Building the United States National Vegetation Classification

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Vegetation Subcommittee, the Ecological Society of America Panel on Vegetation Classification, and NatureServe have worked together to develop the United States National Vegetation Classification (USNVC). The current standard was accepted in 2008 and fosters consistency across Federal agencies and non-...

Franklin, S.B.; Faber-Langendoen, D.; Jennings, M.; Keeler-Wolf, T.; Loucks, O.; Peet, R.; Roberts, D.; McKerrow, A.
Building the United States National Vegetation Classification; 2012; Article; Journal; Annali di Botanica - Coenology and Plant Ecology; Franklin, S. B.; Faber-Langendoen, D. ; Jennings, M. ; Keeler-Wolf, T. ; Loucks, O. ; Peet, R. ; Roberts, D. ; McKerrow, A.

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Science strategy for Core Science Systems in the U.S. Geological Survey, 2013-2023

Core Science Systems is a new mission of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that grew out of the 2007 Science Strategy, “Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges: U.S. Geological Survey Science in the Decade 2007–2017.” This report describes the vision for this USGS mission and outlines a strategy for Core Science Systems to facilitate integrated...

Bristol, R. Sky; Euliss, Ned H.; Booth, Nathaniel L.; Burkardt, Nina; Diffendorfer, Jay E.; Gesch, Dean B.; McCallum, Brian E.; Miller, David M.; Morman, Suzette A.; Poore, Barbara S.; Signell, Richard P.; Viger, Roland J.
Science strategy for Core Science Systems in the U.S. Geological Survey, 2013-2023; 2012; OFR; 2012-1093; Bristol, R. Sky; Euliss, Ned H., Jr.; Booth, Nathaniel L.; Burkardt, Nina; Diffendorfer, Jay E.; Gesch, Dean B.; McCallum, Brian E.; Miller, David M.; Morman, Suzette A.; Poore, Barbara S.; Signell, Richard P.; Viger, Roland J.

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On-line access to geoscience bibliographic citations

On-line geoscience bibliographic citations and access points to citations are exponentially increasing as commercial, non-profit, and government agencies worldwide publish materials electronically. On-line bibliographic tools capture cited works, and open access content allows for freely obtained citations and documents. For this newsletter,...

Wild, Emily C.
On-line access to geoscience bibliographic citations; 2012; Article; Journal; EXPLORE: Newsletter for the Association of Applied Geochemists; Wild, Emily C.

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Use of occupancy models to evaluate expert knowledge-based species-habitat relationships

Expert knowledge-based species-habitat relationships are used extensively to guide conservation planning, particularly when data are scarce. Purported relationships describe the initial state of knowledge, but are rarely tested. We assessed support in the data for suitability rankings of vegetation types based on expert knowledge for three...

Iglecia, Monica N.; Collazo, Jaime A.; McKerrow, Alexa J.

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USGS invasive species solutions

Land managers must meet the invasive species challenge every day, starting with identification of problem species, then the collection of best practices for their control, and finally the implementation of a plan to remove the problem. At each step of the process, the availability of reliable information is essential to success. The U.S....

Simpson, Annie
USGS invasive species solutions; 2011; Article; Journal; Natural Selections; Simpson, Annie

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Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative data management and integration

Six Federal agencies, two State agencies, and two local entities formally support the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) and work together on a landscape scale to manage fragile habitats and wildlife resources amidst growing energy development in southwest Wyoming. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) was tasked with implementing...

Latysh, Natalie; Bristol, R. Sky
Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative data management and integration; 2011; Organization Series; 1; Latysh, Natalie ; Bristol, Sky

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U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative-2010 Annual Report

This is the third report produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) to detail annual work activities. The first report described activities for 2007 and 2008, and the second report covered work activities for FY09. This third report covers work activities conducted in FY2010, and it...

Bowen, Zachary H.; Aldridge, Cameron L.; Anderson, Patrick J.; Assal, Timothy J.; Biewick, Laura; Blecker, Steven W.; Boughton, Gregory K.; Bristol, R. Sky; Carr, Natasha B.; Chalfoun, Anna D.; Chong, Geneva W.; Clark, Melanie L.; Diffendorfer, Jay E.; Fedy, Bradley C.; Foster, Katharine; Garman, Steven L.; Germaine, Stephen S.; Holloway, JoAnn; Homer, Collin G.; Kauffman, Matthew J.; Keinath, Douglas; Latysh, Natalie; Manier, Daniel J.; McDougal, Robert R.; Melcher, Cynthia P.; Miller, Kirk A.; Montag, Jessica; Potter, Christopher J.; Schell, Spencer; Shafer, Sarah L.; Smith, David B.; Stillings, Lisa L.; Tuttle, Michele L.; Wilson, Anna B.
U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative-2010 Annual Report; 2011; OFR; 2011-1219; Bowen, Zachary H.; Aldridge, Cameron L.; Anderson, Patrick J.; Assal, Timothy J.; Biewick, Laura R.H.; Blecker, Steven W.; Boughton, Gregory K.; Bristol, Sky; Carr, Natasha B.; Chalfoun, Anna D.; Chong, Geneva W.; Clark, Melanie L.; Diffendorfer, Jay E.; Fedy, Bradley C.; Foster, Katharine; Garman, Steven L.; Germaine, Stephen; Holloway, JoAnn; Homer, Collin; Kauffman, Matthew J.; Keinath, Douglas; Latysh, Natalie; Manier, Daniel; McDougal, Robert R.; Melcher, Cynthia P.; Miller, Kirk A.; Montag, Jessica; Potter, Christopher J.; Schell, Spencer; Shafer, Sarah L.; Smith, David B.; Stillings, Lisa L.; Tuttle, Michele; Wilson, Anna B.

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Federated or cached searches: providing expected performance from multiple invasive species databases

Invasive species are a universal global problem, but the information to identify them, manage them, and prevent invasions is stored around the globe in a variety of formats. The Global Invasive Species Information Network is a consortium of organizations working toward providing seamless access to these disparate databases via the Internet. A...

Graham, Jim; Jarnevich, Catherine S.; Simpson, Annie; Newman, Gregory J.; Stohlgren, Thomas J.
Federated or cached searches: providing expected performance from multiple invasive species databases; 2011; Article; Journal; Frontiers of Earth Science; Graham, Jim; Jarnevich, Catherine S.; Simpson, Annie; Newman, Gregory J.; Stohlgren, Thomas J.

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I3N risk assessment and pathway analysis: Tools for the prevention of biological invasions

Information on invasive alien species from published and unpublished accounts and databases is usually scattered in locations and formats that are not easily accessible. Customized informatics tools for collecting and organizing invasive species information can help resource managers better control biological invasions. The Invasives Information...

Simpson, Annie; Sellers, Elizabeth A.

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Data sharing by scientists: Practices and perceptions

BackgroundScientific research in the 21st century is more data intensive and collaborative than in the past. It is important to study the data practices of researchers – data accessibility, discovery, re-use, preservation and, particularly, data sharing. Data sharing is a valuable part of the scientific method allowing for verification of results...

Tenopir, Carol; Allard, Suzie; Douglass, K.; Aydinoglu, Arsev Umur; Wu, Lei; Read, Eleanor; Manoff, Maribeth; Frame, Mike
Data sharing by scientists: Practices and perceptions; 2011; Article; Journal; PLoS ONE; Tenopir, C.; Allard, S.; Douglass, K.; Aydinoglu, A. U.; Wu, L.; Read, E.; Manoff, M.; Frame, M.