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Date published: November 23, 2020

Research Spotlight: New Research Indicates that Greater Sage-Grouse are Struggling to Adapt to Wildfire-Induced Changes in the Great Basin

Research from the USGS and partners concluded that greater sage-grouse in the Great Basin often select nest sites that result in poor nest survival following wildfire. The poor quality nest sites are strongly associated with spread of invasive understory grasses and loss of shrub canopy cover.

Date published: November 20, 2020

Bird of Courage

When celebrating Thanksgiving with your family this year, remember that the turkey is not just the main course, but, as Benjamin Franklin said, it’s also a noble fowl deeply rooted in American tradition. 

Date published: November 12, 2020

New Maps Document Big-Game Migrations Across the Western United States

LARAMIE, Wyo. – For the first time, state and federal wildlife biologists have come together to map the migrations of ungulates – hooved mammals such as mule deer, elk, pronghorn, moose and bison – across America’s West. The maps will help land managers and conservationists pinpoint actions necessary to keep migration routes open and functional to sustain healthy big-game populations.

Date published: November 10, 2020

Friday's Findings - November 20 2020

Imperilment and Recovery of the Monarch Butterfly

Date: November 20, 2020 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Wayne Thogmartin, USGS-Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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Date published: November 5, 2020

Invasive Brown Treesnake Present on Cocos Island, Agencies Working to Prevent Further Spread

For the first time, an invasive brown treesnake population has been found on Cocos Island, an 83.1 acre atoll located 1.5 miles off the southwest coast of Guam.  

Date published: October 28, 2020

Friday's Findings - November 6 2020

Ecosystems Mission Area and Powell Center: 

Opportunities for Ecological Forecasting to Improve Natural Resource Management

Date: November 6, 2020 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speakers:  
John Bradford, Research Ecologist, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center

Jake Weltzin, Acting Senior Science Advisor,...

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: October 28, 2020

New Outstanding in the Field Podcast

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, 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.  In this episode we are talking about beaches in a place that most...

Date published: October 26, 2020

Media Advisory: Boaters encouraged to use extra caution on areas of Kentucky Lake in early November

Scientists to set block nets for carp research

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: October 15, 2020

Fire Science Critical for Combating Wildfires Out West

Visit our USGS Wildland Fire Science webpage to learn how USGS science is making a difference.

Date published: September 28, 2020

USGS Science at The Wildlife Society 2020 Conference

Check out presentations by USGS scientists and collaborators and come talk with scientists at discussion boards and live video chats! 

Conference website: https://...

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: September 28, 2020

Friday's Findings - October 2 2020

Hawaii Avian Genomics: Searching the Genomic ‘Haystack’ for Genes Associated with Disease Immunity

Date: October 2, 2020 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speakers: Eben Paxton, USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

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Attribution: Ecosystems