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The Florence Bascom Geoscience Center (FBGC) is at the leading edge of scientific research addressing critical societal issues and providing unbiased data and information to decision makers and the public. Our research center is built around five broad science themes: Paleoclimate & Paleoecology, Landscape Science, Geologic Mapping, Hazards, and Special Geologic Studies. 

Images

Brandon using tool to collect from sediment exposure
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Brandon Graham collecting a sample from a sediment exposure at Army Base Fort Drum, New York
excavated hole in forest with hydraulic piping equipment and muddy water
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Gold mining site along the Cuyuni River, Guyana
Mapping the geology near historical graphite deposits on Lead Hill in Ticonderoga, New York
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Mapping the geology near historical graphite deposits on Lead Hill in Ticonderoga, New York
map of Chesapeake Bay region showing study site locations
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Map showing the location of the Atlantic Subsurface Stratigraphic Initiative study area in Maryland and Virginia.
two people standing outside taking notes
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Geologists taking field notes
shells on black beach sand
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Paleocene bivalve mollusc shells, Aquina Formation, Charles County, Maryland

Videos

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Biography of Florence Bascom
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USGS Florence Bascom Geoscience Center - Who we are
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Paleoecology and Ecosystem Restoration Science at the FBGC
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USGS Florence Bascom Geoscience Center - Who we are (AD)
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Paleoecology and Ecosystem Restoration Science at the FBGC (AD)
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Pollen Laboratory Research at the FBGC