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Date published: January 13, 2021

Fort Collins Science Center Scientists have strong presence at AGU Fall Meeting 2020

Fort Collins Science Center scientists had multiple presentations and poster submissions, as well as one award, at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2020. The Meeting was the largest worldwide virtual conference in the Earth and space sciences, with over 20,000 attendees. 

Date published: January 11, 2021

Media Advisory: Study of Asian Carp Deterrent Begins in January

Reporters: Do you want to interview USGS scientists about the project? Please contact Randy Hines or Marisa Lubeck.

Date published: January 6, 2021

Webinar Series - Friday's Findings


Friday's Findings is a public webinar series hosted by the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area.  Our webinars are typically the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. eastern time. These half hour webinars are meant to provide listeners an overview of the science topic and chance to ask questions. We hope to offer our audience an opportunity to discover the Ecosystems science capacity...

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: January 6, 2021

Friday's Findings - January 8 2020

We Did Start the Fire: Humans, Climate and Fire in the Holocene

Date: January 8, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Natalie Kehrwald, Research Geologist, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center


Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: December 28, 2020

Chronic Wasting Disease: Can Science Save Our Dear Deer?

What’s in a name? Chronic wasting disease sounds ominous, too descriptive for comfort, almost impolite in its directness. It is, in fact, a truthful name for a disease and a real threat to North America’s cervids.

Date published: December 18, 2020

Research Spotlight: New Models Demonstrate the Role of Climate and Seed Production in Post-fire Forest Regeneration

A new publication from USGS scientists and collaborators assessed how post-fire climate and seed production influence conifer regeneration following severe wildfire. The results allow researchers and managers to predict where forests will recover from future fires and where management action may be appropriate.

Date published: December 18, 2020

Annotated Bibliography of Scientific Research on Greater Sage-Grouse Published

The U.S. Geological Survey has reviewed and summarized the substantial body of literature related to the conservation, management, monitoring, and assessement of the greater sage-grouse, creating an annotated bibliography that provides easy access to sage-grouse science developed since 2015. 

Date published: December 11, 2020

Fort Collins Science Center Ecologist Interviewed for National Geographic, NPR

Research ecologist Dr. Amy Yackel Adams was recently interviewed on the invasive tegu lizard for National Geographic and NPR’s Here & Now

Date published: December 1, 2020

USGS Science at the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XIII

Scientists from six USGS science centers will be sharing their latest science at this year’s virtual Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, taking place December 1-4, 2020.  

Date published: November 24, 2020

Friday's Findings - December 4 2020

The Smart Energy Webtool: Providing Relevant and Accessible Information to Support Energy Development and Management

Date: December 4, 2020 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Mike Duniway, Research Ecologist/Soil Scientist, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center


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.