Ecosystems

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Below are USGS educational resources for learners of all ages that focus on ecological sciences!

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Ecosystems Podcasts

Ecosystems Podcasts

Outstanding in the Field is an original podcast series that tells stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them.  

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Date published: October 21, 2021
Status: Active

Episode 10: Batastic Conservation of the Florida Bonneted Bat

In this episode of Outstanding in the Field we head to southern Florida to learn about one of North America’s most misunderstood - yet threatened - mammals: bats.

Date published: October 8, 2021
Status: Active

I Am A...Natural Resource Economist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series, a whiteboard animation video series highlighting USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like. This video is about a natural resource...

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: October 6, 2021
Status: Active

Episode 9 - Biocrusts: Restoration from the Ground Up

In this episode of Outstanding in the Field we’ll be discussing tiny communities that are found on the surface of the soil in the harsh environments of cold and hot deserts. These often-overlooked communities are called biological soil crusts, or biocrusts for short, and USGS scientists at the Southwest Biological Science Center have been studying them for quite a while.

Date published: September 3, 2021
Status: Active

I Am An...Ecotoxicologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the tenth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like. This video...

Date published: August 11, 2021
Status: Active

I Am A...Climate Modeler

Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the seventh video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the...

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: June 9, 2021
Status: Active

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the seventh video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the...

Date published: May 11, 2021
Status: Active

I Am A...Wetland Ecologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the seventh video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the...

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: April 9, 2021
Status: Active

Episode 7 - Science in the Swamp

In this episode of Outstanding in the Field, we take you to the swamps and coastal wetlands of Louisiana, the land of bayous and beignets and a state with one of the most dynamic coastlines in the United States. The wetlands that make up the Louisiana coast are vast and help protect important cultural and natural resources. Here we learn about how USGS plays a key role in monitoring coastal...

Contacts: Suzanna Soileau
Date published: April 1, 2021
Status: Active

I Am A...Malacologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A(n)..." series. This is the sixth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like in the...

Date published: February 12, 2021
Status: Active

I Am A...

Welcome to the "I Am A(n)..." series - a collection of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like.

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Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: February 11, 2021
Status: Active

I Am A(n)...Ichthyologist

I Am A(n) ... Ichthyologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in...

Date published: February 4, 2021
Status: Active

Ecosystems A to Z

Did you know that the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area is the biological research arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior?    

USGS Ecosystems Mission Area scientists are leading research and monitoring efforts across the country and in some cases around the globe. Studying topics from amphibians to zoonotic...

Attribution: Ecosystems