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Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pwrc/science/ecological-stressors (HTML Document 69.01 KB)

December 19, 2016

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wetland-and-aquatic-research-center-warc/science/species-stressors (HTML Document 78.95 KB)

+ Research into the cause and mitigation of environmental and anthropogenic stressors that potentially impact the health and reproductive capacity of ... species of management concern. Current focal areas include conventional and unconventional energy development (oil, gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric), ecological flows, land use, and agriculture. Filter Total Items: 17 ...

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wetland-and-aquatic-research-center-warc/science/ecological-stressors (HTML Document 81.95 KB)

+ Research into the cause and mitigation of environmental and anthropogenic stressors that potentially impact the health and productivity of lands ...

Western Fisheries Research Center

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wfrc/science-topics/ecological-stressors (HTML Document 48.80 KB)

Western Fisheries Research Center HomeScienceData and ToolsMapsPublicationsNewsSoftwareMultimediaEducationConnectPartnersAbout Ecological ... Stressors Filter Total Items: 0 Year Select Year20172016201520142013201220112010200920082007 Sort by Original Sort A to Z Z to A ...

USGS FRESC: Anthropogenic stressors and changes in the Clear Lake ecosystem as recorded in sediment cores - Details

Modified 2013-01-31
https://fresc.usgs.gov/products/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductNumber=2401 (HTML Document 18.10 KB)

Title: Anthropogenic stressors and changes in the Clear Lake ecosystem as recorded in sediment cores Type: JournalArticle Year: 2008 Richerson, P.J ... ., Suchanek, T.H., Zierenberg, R.A., Osleger, D.A., Heyvaert, A.C., Slotton, D.G., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Vaughn, C.E., 2008, Anthropogenic stressors and ... changes in the Clear Lake ecosystem as recorded in sediment cores: Ecological Applications, v. 18, no. 8, p. A257-A283. Page Last Modified: 1/31/2013 ...

Mussel dynamics model: a hydroinformatics tool for analyzing the effects of different stressors on the dynamics of freshwater mussel communities

Modified 2016-01-29
https://www.umesc.usgs.gov/documents/publications/2006/morales_b_2006.html (HTML Document 10.60 KB)

different stressors on the dynamics of freshwater mussel communities: Ecological Modelling, v. 197, no. 3-4, p. 448-460. Abstract A model for simulating ... Mussel dynamics model: a hydroinformatics tool for analyzing the effects of different stressors on the dynamics of freshwater mussel communities ... effects of different stressors on long-term population dynamics, and consequently, may improve the current understanding of cause and effect relationships in freshwater mussel communities. Keywords ...

NAWQA REGIONAL STREAM QUALITY ASSESSMENT STUDY

Modified 2009-01-30
https://sc.water.usgs.gov/projects/nawqa_stream_quality/ (HTML Document 30.75 KB)

that are stressors to aquatic life— and ecological conditions in streams throughout the region and (2) to determine the effects of these stressors on ... of water-quality stressors. Sediment Sampling—Streambed sediment is sampled coincident with the ecological sampling, to assess sediment-quality ... : Assess the status of ecological conditions; the geographic distribution of spring-summer seasonal concentrations of contaminants, nutrients, and ... sediment; and ecological conditions in the sampled streams. Identify and evaluate statistically the natural and anthropogenic factors in the ...

Gap Analysis Program (GAP) - Gap Analysis of Ecological Systems

Modified 2011-11-14
https://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/gaplandcover/featured-post-3/ (HTML Document 19.90 KB)

intent is to inform resource management decisions to address landscape-scale stressors. GAP National Land Cover Data were used, along with boundaries ... for LCCs, to conduct a redundancy analysis of ecological systems by LCCs. Redundancy is calculated by counting the number of LCCs in which each ... ecological system occurs. Lower redundancy values indicate a unique ecological system while higher values show areas in which ecological systems are ... conservation initiatives and planning within each LCC with regards to ecological systems. ...

SCoRR: Sediment-bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response Strategy

https://toxics.usgs.gov/scorr/ (HTML Document 13.85 KB)

environmental health (EH) stressors in coastal regions can result from sea level rise and storm-derived disturbances. The combination of ... existing environmental health stressors and those mobilized by natural or anthropogenic disasters could adversely impact the health and ... stressors. This strategy will be demonstrated as a pilot study in the northeastern U.S. The SCoRR strategy utilizes a tiered, multi-metric ... approach to: Identify and map contaminant sources and potential exposure pathways for human and ecological receptors, Define the baseline mixtures of EH ...

USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center Project: Development and Evaluation of Best Management Practices for Sustaining Biological Communities and Habitat Integrity Using Risk Assessment

Modified 2016-09-13
https://www.cerc.usgs.gov/Projects.aspx?ProjectId=185 (HTML Document 20.35 KB)

hazards to natural populations 3. Develop ecological methods for determining the impact of environmental stressors on natural populations Principal Investigators Page Last Modified: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:06 AM ... because there can be a multitude of potential stressors acting within the watershed. Habitat alteration from urbanization, changes in land use and ... stressors can also magnify injury to biota. For example, widespread acid deposition occurring in the southern Smoky Mountains from power generation can ... , most often such approaches are based on single stressors, such as contaminants. Apriori assumptions as to the causes for the loss of viability ...

USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center Project: Contaminants: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Modified 2016-09-13
https://www.cerc.usgs.gov/Projects.aspx?ProjectId=184 (HTML Document 21.13 KB)

. Integration of Ecological Stressors - Improve the scientific basis for evaluating the effect of multiple stressors, multiple levels of biological ... organization and multiple temporal and spatial scales. Areas of Special Emphasis: Establish demonstration sties to link ecological models, biomarker ...

Great Lakes Science Center

https://www.usgs.gov/glsc-themes/ecological-stressors (HTML Document 50.65 KB)

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Development of Riparian Monitoring Protocols - Fort Collins Science Center

Modified 2016-12-23
https://www.fort.usgs.gov/science-tasks/2207 (HTML Document 36.53 KB)

processes across a range of scales. If channel and floodplain-forming processes are altered, it typically results in the loss or ecological ... simplification of native riparian communities. The most significant anthropogenic, or human caused, stressors to steams of this region include activities that ... long-term status and trends of riparian resources relative to natural processes and anthropogenic stressors. Related Products ...

USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center - CERC Science Topic: Ecological Restoration

Modified 2016-09-13
https://www.cerc.usgs.gov/ScienceTopics.aspx?ScienceTopicId=4 (HTML Document 26.61 KB)

    Ecological restoration is an intentional activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem with respect to its structural and ... expertise for environmental restoration. The focus of this effort is to implement ecological measures of recovery, improve methods for monitoring the ... success of restoration activities, and for establishing values for recovered ecological services. Research Studies Hooper, M.J., Ankley, G.T., Cristol, D.A ... ., Maryoung, L.A., Noyes, P.D., and Pinkerton, K.E., 2013, Interactions between chemical and climate stressors: A role for mechanistic toxicology in ...

Conte Anadromous Fish Branch: Research | Leetown Science Center

Modified 2017-06-18
https://www.lsc.usgs.gov/?q=cafb-research (HTML Document 19.88 KB)

an integrative approach, combining field and laboratory studies to provide data for mechanistic models of ecological and evolutionary dynamics ... , particularly effects on reproduction, adaptation to environmental contaminants, the effects of multiple stressors on survival, reproduction and physiological ... processes in fish, and the development of non-lethal contaminant biosensors. ( Personnel , Products ) Non-lethal biosensors Multiple stressors Other research Page Last Modified: December 2, 2010 ...

Predicting climate change effects on aquatic ecosystems in the Crown of the Continent

https://www.usgs.gov/node/718806 (HTML Document 73.33 KB)

UNESCO (2010) recently concluded: “The Flathead is regarded as one of the last of America’s remaining wild rivers and of global ecological significance ... …and recognizing the clear evidence for ecological and environmental stress under changing climatic regimes, specific programs of management and ... , particularly inland salmonids and rare invertebrates. Moreover, climate change is expected to exacerbate existing stressors of habitat loss and invasive ... species. Therefore, understanding the potential impacts of climate change and interactions with ongoing human stressors on aquatic ecosystems is ...

USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center Project: Development of Behavioral and Population Level Indices of Environmental Stress

Modified 2016-09-13
https://www.cerc.usgs.gov/Projects.aspx?ProjectId=87 (HTML Document 19.71 KB)

Problem: Department of Interior client agencies need biological techniques that can be routinely used to assess the impacts of environmental stressors ... , organisms are frequently subjected to a number of stressors. Population and community-level appraisals, in contrast provide a direct measure of impacts ... survival-dependent functions of the organism and provide a significant link between the biochemical and the ecological consequences of contamination. Many ... ecological impacts of contaminant exposure. For example, alterations of the predator-prey interactions, competition, or avoidance behaviors may result in ...

USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center Project: Development and Application of Methods for Assessing the Toxicity of Contaminants to Fish or Invertebrates in Water, Sediment or Dietary Exposures

Modified 2016-09-13
https://www.cerc.usgs.gov/Projects.aspx?ProjectId=183 (HTML Document 20.08 KB)

Ecological Stressors - Improve the scientific basis for evaluating the effect of multiple stressors, multiple levels of biological organization and ... multiple temporal and spatial scales. Areas of Special Emphasis: Establish demonstration sties to link ecological models, biomarker responses and ...

Great Lakes Science Center

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/glsc/science (HTML Document 50.40 KB)

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Great Lakes Science Center

https://www.usgs.gov/node/731859 (HTML Document 50.40 KB)

& ToolsMapsPublicationsSoftwareMultimediaNewsEducationConnectPartnersAbout Themes Ecological Stressors Invasive ... Climate change Cumulative stressors Detection tools and species identification Ecological ... Species Land and Water Management and Restoration Species Biology Species Stressors Science Topics ...