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Date published: September 18, 2020

Use of Robotic DNA Samplers That Can Rapidly Detect Invasive Aquatic Species

USGS researchers and their collaborators demonstrated the efficacy of using robotic environmental DNA samplers for bio surveillance in freshwater systems, showing that samples collected, processed, and preserved by robotic sampler detect organism DNA in the environment at rates comparable to those collected traditionally by human technicians.

Date published: September 11, 2020

Research Spotlight: Human Enterprise Brings More Ravens to the Great Basin, Threatening Greater Sage-Grouse

A new publication from the US Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center (USGS WERC) and partners finds that ravens present a major risk to greater sage-grouse, a vulnerable species and prey for the ravens.

Date published: September 11, 2020

Emeritus & Distinguished Alumni Profile: Jan van Wagtendonk

Jan van Wagtendonk’s nearly 40-year career as a federal scientist has shaped fire and recreation management in the iconic Yosemite National Park.

September 9, 2020

USGS EcoNews - Vol. 1 | Issue 2

Welcome to EcoNews! In this edition our Associate Director, Anne Kinsinger, provides a welcome and we highlight our Cooperative Research Units, USGS wildland fire science, research efforts in the southwest, and the 100th anniversary of the Bird Banding Lab. Our staff will also be hosting a special session at the upcoming AFWA meeting. Plus, check out the new “I Am A…” series. Enjoy this edition!

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: September 9, 2020

A Welcome from Anne Kinsinger, USGS Associate Director - Ecosystems


Valued Colleagues and Partners –

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area (EMA) is excited about the outreach and engagement opportunities we are implementing to better inform you, our stakeholders, on the science and research delivered by our Centers and Cooperative Research Units...

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: September 1, 2020

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: August 28, 2020

Ecosystems to Host Special Session at the 110th Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting

USGS Ecosystems Mission Area staff to host special session: USGS Science for the 21st Century -Discussion on Science to Help Answer Serious Questions

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: August 28, 2020

Friday's Findings - September 4 2020

Using the past to inform management today: insights from the Genetics for Western Restoration and Conservation (GWRC) research group

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

Speakers: Rob Massatti, Daniel Winkler, and Matt Jones, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center


Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: August 12, 2020

Emeritus and Distinguished Alumni Profile: Gary Fellers

The late Gary Fellers was a leader in amphibian and reptile conservation research who helped bring to light the worldwide decline of amphibians.

Date published: August 10, 2020

RAMPS Newsletter - Summer 2020 Edition

This season's edition of the Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest Newsletter contains recent program highlights including research updates, new projects, field updates and more.

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Date published: August 3, 2020

National Seed Strategy Report

Federal input requested on accomplishments using locally adapted plants in habitat restoration in the USA. Add your projects to a comprehensive federal activities report for the National Seed Strategy and get recognized for your efforts!