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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.

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Date published: January 8, 2018

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

Metrics for characterizing depth, extent, frequency, duration, and timing of inundation through cloud-based maps for use by floodplain managers.

Date published: January 8, 2018

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

Metrics for characterizing depth, extent, frequency, duration, and timing of inundation through through cloud-based interactive maps for use by flood plain managers.

Date published: January 8, 2018

The thermal regime and species composition of fish and invertebrates in Kelly Warm Spring, Grand Teton National Park, WY-Data

Thermal regime and relative abundance of native and non-native fish and invertebrates within Kelly Warm Spring and Savage Ditch, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Date published: January 1, 2018

List of Species Affected by H5N1 (Avian Influenza)

List of species affected by H5N1 avian influenza (excel file).

Date published: January 1, 2018

Recent historical and projected (years 2006–99) areas (km2) of managed, flooded habitats used by waterbirds overwintering in Central Valley, California basins for 17 climate, urbanization, and water management scenarios.

Matchett and Fleskes (2018) evaluated availability of wetland and agricultural habitats used by waterbirds overwintering in the Central Valley of California under 17 scenarios of projected climate, urbanization, and water supply management (for more information about scenarios see scenario description and Table 1 in Matchett and Fleskes [2018]). Central Valley waterbird habitats investigated...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Recent historical and projected (years 2006–99) areas (km2) of managed, flooded habitats used by waterbirds overwintering in Central Valley, California basins for 17 climate, urbanization, and water management scenarios.

The dataset summarizes areas of Central Valley waterbird habitats (i.e., wetland and cropland types) that are available for each of 17 projected scenarios by planning basin, scenario, habitat, and month (August – April of the following year). The dataset also includes relatively recent (year 2005) area of habitat (i.e., “existing_km2”) for comparison with habitat...

Date published: December 22, 2017

Streamflow Observation Points in the Pacific Northwest, 1977-2016

This dataset includes spatial locations in the Pacific Northwest where streamflow observations were recorded. For the purpose of this investigation, all streamflow observations were converted into wet or dry indicator values.

Date published: December 20, 2017

Water Surface Images of Willow Creek Reservoir in Heppner, Oregon (2015 and 2016)

A camera was deployed to monitor cyanobacterial surface blooms occurring in Willow Creek Reservoir in Heppner, Oregon. The camera was positioned above the water and facing downwards to achieve the desired contrast in colors.

Date published: December 11, 2017

Gulf of Mexico Dashboard

The USGS Southeast Regional Office has funded a cross-center collaboration between the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and the Texas Water Science Center for the development of the Gulf of Mexico Water Dashboard. 

Date published: December 8, 2017

GIS-based landscape analysis to identify sources of endocrine disrupting chemicals

De facto wastewater reuse from Wastewater Treatment Facilities (WWTF) has the potential to contribute unregulated Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. To visualize the typical contributions of treated effluent into Shenandoah River watershed streams, an ArcGIS model of WWTFs, NHDPlus Version 2 (USGS and EPA 2012) stream networks, and USGS Streamgages across the Shenandoah River watershed was...

Date published: December 7, 2017

2016 Known and Probable Grizzly Bear Mortalities in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Identifying the locations and causes of grizzly bear mortality is another key component in understanding the dynamics of this population. Over 80% of all documented bear mortalities are human-caused. Tracking human-caused bear deaths helps define patterns and trends that can direct management programs designed to reduce bear mortality.

Date published: December 7, 2017

A Baseline Assessment of Contaminant Concentrations in Sediment and Biota in Proximity to Coal Transport Tracks in the Pacific Northwest (2014)

This dataset provides baseline concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), other aromatic organic compounds, mercury (Hg), and trace metal concentrations in sediment and biota collected from two sites along an existing rail line used for coal transport in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington.