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Learn more about Ecosystems science through the web applications below.

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PFAS in US Tapwater Interactive Dashboard

Drinking-water quality and potential exposures to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the point-of-use (tapwater) are a rising concern in the United States (US).

2015-2022 Cooperative Research Units Program Year in Review Collection

Collection of Cooperative Research Units Program (USGS Ecosystems Mission Area) year in review reports and abstracts. We provide graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and partner with natural resource agencies and universities on topics of mutual concern. Today, there are 42 Units in 40 States, with a national program office in Reston, Virginia.

USGS Science in the American Territories

The United States is more than just the fifty states and the District of Columbia. Five permanently inhabited territories in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea are overseen by the U.S. and are home to more than 4 million people, many of whom are American citizens.

Environmental Health Program at the U.S. Geological Survey

One Health science to address high priority issues related to human and wildlife exposures to environmental contaminants and pathogens

National Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Framework

A geonarrative detailing the National Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Framework, a structure for interagency coordination to support early detection biosurveillance and rapid response to invasive species.

Amphibian and Reptile Species Distribution Explorer

The Amphibian and Reptile Species Distribution Explorer provides information about herptile distributions and species richness in an easy-to-understand and accessible format for scientists and natural resource managers, interested landowners, citizen scientists, and anyone interested in amphibians and reptiles.

USGS Wildfire Hazard and Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

This online tool was designed to help identify which wildfire hazard and risk assessments are available across the United States. It provides information about available risk assessments and links to assessment data when publicly available.  

Abstracts at a Glance

The USGS is the research arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior and has established a series of strategic goals that focus its efforts on serving the American people. Within the USGS, the Ecosystems Mission Area is responsible for conducting and sponsoring research that addresses overarching goal "Science that Supports Wild and Urban Spaces, and the Landscapes In-Between." 

World's Longest Mule Deer Migration: Red Desert to Hoback

In 2016, researchers in Wyoming discovered the world's longest migration of mule deer. A doe fitted with a GPS tracking collar migrated 242 miles one way. She is known as Deer 255. Each summer, she lives in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but travels far into Wyoming's sagebrush sea and high desert ecosystem for winter.