USGS Ecosystem Research

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The U.S. Geological Survey is the science research agency for the U.S. Department of the Interior. We conduct research on the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods around the country. We also monitor the water, energy, minerals and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. We depend on energetic, creative and dedicated teams of scientists to brave the outdoor elements and the constantly changing analytical challenges that must be overcome to properly interpret changes in complex environments.

For more information about USGS research and how you can get involved, visit the links below.

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Caitlin Marsteller (narrator), John Pearce, Suzanna Soileau
 

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The U.S. Geological Survey is the science research agency for the U.S. Department of the Interior.  We conduct research on the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods around the country. We also monitor the water, energy, minerals and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change.

What many people may not know about the USGS is the breadth of our ecosystems research across North America and around the world. USGS scientists often work in exciting and challenging environments where they address fundamental research questions. Our ecosystems research is focused on the science needed by Department of Interior management agencies. This includes research on emerging topics facing our natural world, on the health and status of species and their habitats and on concerns the public may have for our planet’s ecosystems.

We depend on energetic, creative and dedicated teams of scientists to brave the outdoor elements and the constantly changing analytical challenges that must be overcome to properly interpret changes in complex environments. For more information about USGS research and how you can get involved, visit the links below.