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I Am A...Climate Modeler coloring page
August 11, 2021

I Am A...Climate Modeler coloring page

I Am A...Climate Modeler coloring page.

Attribution: Ecosystems
A table full of grasses in a greenhouse.
August 6, 2021

Greenhouse study comparing plant provenance for restoration

RestoreNet is partnering with the Gornish lab at the University of Arizona to better understand how a plant’s source location (provenance) influences its performance in a restoration setting. This greenhouse experiment will be conducted by PhD student, Sierra Lauman. Sierra will use locally collected and commercially purchased seeds of eight commonly used restoration

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August 3, 2021

I Am A...Climate Modeler

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the ninth 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

Attribution: Ecosystems
A woman monitors plants alongside a transect or measuring tape placed on the ground.
July 31, 2021

Pre-construction monitoring of vegetation for the Gemini Solar Array

The United States is developing renewable energy resources, especially solar, at a rapid rate. Although renewable energy development is widely perceived by the public as “green technology,” construction, operation, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning of facilities all have known and potential negative impacts to natural resources, including plant communities and

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July 22, 2021

PubTalk - 7/2021: Invasives - Lizards, Treesnakes, and Burmese, Oh My!

Title: Invasive Species - Lizards, Treesnakes, and Burmese Pythons, Oh My!

By Amy A. Yackel Adams and Andrea F. Currylow

  • Relocation of species from their home ecoregions can wreak havoc in novel habitats
  • Invasive reptiles around the world have negatively impacted many ecosystems and biodiversity
  • We look at examples of Brown Treesnakes,
Attribution: Ecosystems
Pacific pocket mouse in the grass
July 14, 2021

Pacific pocket mouse

Pacific pocket mouse

Salt lick (right) and device to exclude wildlife from access to minerals (left)
July 7, 2021

Salt lick and device to exclude wildlife from access to minerals

Orange and black excluder device (left) will contain minerals, but intended to allow livestock access while excluding wildlife. Mineral block to the right of excluder device.

Bins of plants lines up outside a greenhouse
June 11, 2021

Greenhouse study comparing plant performance during drought.

Greenhouse study comparing plant performance during drought will help land managers choose plant species for restoring degraded lands. To find out more, follow the Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program of the Southwest, housed at the Southwest Biolobigical Science Center. www.ugs.gov/sbsc/ramps

Rat snake museum specimen
June 10, 2021

Rat snake museum specimen

This rat snake is a preserved museum specimen with snake fungal disease that was collected in Tennessee in 1973. The photo was taken at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in 2017 as part of a study.

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist coloring page
June 9, 2021

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist coloring page

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist coloring page

June 7, 2021

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the eighth 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

Attribution: Ecosystems
A woman stands in front of a table full of grasses in a greenhouse.
June 2, 2021

Drought experiments shed light on plant responses to climate change.

Greenhouse study comparing plant performance during drought will help land managers choose plant species for restoring degraded lands. To find out more, follow the Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program of the Southwest, housed at the Southwest Biolobigical Science Center. www.ugs.gov/sbsc/ramps