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.
This animated map showing grizzly bear range expansion in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from 1990 - 2016.
Grayscale Scanned 100K USGS Quadrangles
In this Year in Review report, you will find details on staffing, vacancies, research funding, and other pertinent information. You will also see snapshots of Unit projects with information on how results have been or are being applied by cooperators. That is the essence of what we do: science that matter.
This map illustrates the research and collaborations that the USGS-Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center has world-wide.
This web mapping application provides access to many of Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center’s most commonly used map layers they use in support of science efforts occurring throughout the Colorado River corridor.
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) Density map (birds/sq km) Summer - north as part of the Pacific Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment (PaCSEA) project.
Project contacts: Josh Adams email@example.com, John Takekawa firstname.lastname@example.org, Jonathan Felis email@example.com
Partner partners: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Clinch-Powell River Basins Spanning Virginia and Tennessee
June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season. Should storms arrive on the Louisiana coast, the people in coastal communities across the State, along with many Federal, State, and local agencies will need to know how the storms are affecting the coastal and low-lying areas.The USGS maintains an extensive network of coastal gages that provides critical time-sensitive water level.
The USGS partners with the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) to develop a distributed archive of standardized geoscience information for the nation.
The OBIS-USA biogeographic tool provides a summary of the biodiversity (either as lists of species or as certain common diversity indices) for defined biogeographic or jurisdictional regions.
A web-based map viewer allowing users to search, view and download species occurrence data from BISON.