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Date published: July 28, 2021

Fort Collins Science Center Ecologists Share Expertise on Invasive Species

Research Ecologists Amy Yackel Adams and Andrea Currylow present “Invasive Reptiles: Lizards, Treesnakes, and Burmese Pythons, Oh My!” lecture

Date published: July 28, 2021

Research Spotlight: Ignitions and Wind Speed are Strongest Drivers of Area Burned in Santa Ana Wind Fires

New research from USGS scientists and collaborators has found that the number of wildfire ignitions and wind speeds outweigh temperature and precipitation in determining the area burned in Southern California’s Santa Ana wind-driven fires.

Date published: July 26, 2021

Friday's Findings - August 6 2021

Structured decision making and adaptive management with the Central Valley Project Improvement Act fisheries program…progress? 

Date: August 6, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: James Peterson, Unit Leader, USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit 

July 26, 2021

USGS EcoNews - Vol. 2 | Issue 4

Welcome to EcoNews! In this edition we highlight the first ever USGS Landscape Science Strategy, and research helping in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, supporting managers planning for impacts of climate change, assessing the effects of utility-scale solar energy projects, improving the understanding of anticoagulant rodenticide exposure and effects to wild birds, and more! 

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: July 19, 2021

National Park Visitor Spending Contributed $28.6 Billion to U.S. Economy in 2020, Report NPS and USGS

Visitor spending in communities near national parks resulted in a $28.6 billion contribution to the nation's economy and supported 234,000 jobs in 2020, according to an economics report prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service.

July 16, 2021

GeoHEALTH-USGS Newsletter, July 2021

The GeoHEALTH–USGS Newsletter—published since 2004—provides information on USGS science pertinent to safeguarding the health of fish, wildlife, domesticated animals, livestock, and people from environmental exposures to contaminants and pathogens. The research is supported by the Environmental Health Program of the Ecosystems Mission AreaClick here for past issues.

Date published: July 16, 2021

Friday's Findings - July 23 2021

Supersized: Coastwide Scale Wetland Monitoring to Support Large Scale Restoration in America’s Delta

Date: July 23, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Sarai Piazza, Ecologist, USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

Date published: July 14, 2021

USGS-Led Study Helps in the Fight Against the Coronavirus Pandemic

With few additional targeted tests and non-invasive surveys, public health agencies can better estimate disease occurrence and trends, changes in transmission, rates of hospitalization and death and effectiveness of vaccines and other control measures.

Date published: July 13, 2021

New Study Helps Wind Industry, Wildlife Managers Identify Risks to Certain Raptors from Collisions with Wind Turbines

A recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Oklahoma State University study shows not all raptor species are equally impacted by collisions with wind turbines. Of 14 species studied, five are at risk of population declines due to collisions.

Date published: July 7, 2021

Friday's Findings - July 9 2021

Conservation of the Sagebrush Ecosystem Under the Sage-Grouse Umbrella

Date:  July 9, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Cameron Aldridge, Research Ecologist, USGS Fort Collins Science Center

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Date published: June 23, 2021

Greater Yellowstone Area Expected to Become Warmer, Drier

Temperature significantly increased and snowfall decreased in the iconic Greater Yellowstone Area since 1950 because of climate change, and these trends will likely continue through the rest of the century, according to a climate report published today.

Date published: June 21, 2021

Friday's Findings - June 25 2021

The Role of Drought in Aquatic Systems: Population and Community Dynamics

Date:  June 25, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Daniel Magoulick, Fish Biologist, Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Assistant Unit Leader

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