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Biology and Ecosystems
Learn more about research and monitoring on freshwater, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems and the fish and wildlife within them. Healthy ecosystems provide our society with essential ecosystem services, such as crop pollination, water and air purification, harvestable populations of fish and wildlife, soil replenishment, pest control, and nutrient cycling.
The data set includes the macroinvertebrate metrics calculated by IDAS software (Cuffney 2003, USGS OFR 03-172) for the Midwest Stream Quality Assessment (MSQA). Invert data is taxonomic data that has been summarized into variables called metrics that summarize various components of the taxonomic data. The original taxonomic data comes from USGS BioData.
The 2008 AFS Endangered Species Committee list of imperiled freshwater and diadromous fishes of North America
At this website, one can view lists of imperiled fishes by freshwater ecoregion, by state or province boundary, and plot distributions of imperiled fishes by ecoregions or political boundaries. Data file last updated 4/25/2013.
The 2007 AFS Endangered Species Committee list of common and imperiled freshwater crayfishes of the United States and Canada
At this website, one can view lists of crayfishes by freshwater ecoregion, by state or province boundary, and plot distributions of crayfishes by ecoregions or political boundaries. Data file last updated 3/17/2011.
The National Wildlife Health Center, with help from partners and support from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, organized “Lake Michigan Volunteer AMBLE – Avian Monitoring for Botulism Lakeshore Events” in 2011. The goal of AMBLE was to empower concerned citizens to monitor bird health and beach conditions along the Lake Michigan shoreline, thus increasing knowledge of avian botulism...
Genetic Landscapes GIS Toolbox: Tools to create genetic divergence and diversity landscapes in ArcGIS
A new analysis approach in landscape genetics and phylogeography is the creation of “genetic landscapes” to visualize genetic structure across geographic space. The Genetic Landscapes GIS Toolbox contains four tools to map genetic landscapes and to summarize multiple genetic landscapes as average and variance surfaces in ArcGIS ® (Environmental Science Research Institute, Redlands, CA, USA)....
Information on benthic macroinvertebrate populations is currently available from numerous agencies in disparate databases. To maximize the value of these data, San Francisco State University and the U. S. Geological Survey have combined data from several of these sources into a single comprehensive database. To request this database, please contact Dr. Susan De La Cruz (...
Pacific Coast fisheries information is currently available only from wildlife agencies in disparate databases. To maximize the value of these data, BOEM and USGS have combined data from several of these sources into a single, comprehensive database. To request this database, please contact Dr. Susan De La Cruz (email@example.com) and Dr. Josh Adams (...
To provide information on potential risks and biosafety measures, the USGS National Wildlife Health Center presented two seminars on the health and safety of field staff working with avian zoonotic diseases and mammalian zoonotic diseases.
This is a macro-embedded EXCEL program designed to easily accept input from downloaded stream gage records or output from the RIVERWARE reservoir operations model being used for the upstream Aspinall Unit.
The Marine Ecoregions layer is based upon the work of Piatt and Springer (2007). This data layer was constructed to allow researchers access to a standard map of meso-scale marine eco-regions for the waters surrounding Alaska.
This database was prepared by Jenny Wetzel and John Piatt at the USGS Alaska Science Center for Greg Balogh, USFWS Endangered Species Office, Anchorage, as part of a collaborative USGS/FWS project to compile data on seabirds at sea.