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Economic Impacts of Ecosystem Restoration

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/economic-impacts-ecosystem-restoration (HTML Document 89.32 KB)

improve the health and resilience of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. In addition to environmental benefits, Federal funds invested in ... Contacts Email: chuber@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9219 Nationwide, restoration projects compensate the public for environmental losses and injuries and ... restoration activities cycle through local economies, generating business sales and supporting jobs and income. U.S. Geological Survey economists, in ... collaboration with the Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Policy Analysis, the DOI Restoration Program, and the Bureau of Land Management, are ...

Economic Impacts of Ecosystem Restoration

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improve the health and resilience of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. In addition to environmental benefits, Federal funds invested in ... Contacts Email: chuber@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9219 Nationwide, restoration projects compensate the public for environmental losses and injuries and ... restoration activities cycle through local economies, generating business sales and supporting jobs and income. U.S. Geological Survey economists, in ... collaboration with the Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Policy Analysis, the DOI Restoration Program, and the Bureau of Land Management, are ...

Southwest Biological Science Center

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/sbsc/science/terrestrial-ecosystems-and-restoration (HTML Document 82.32 KB)

characterize how, where and when forest ecosystems will change and identify management strategies to promote resilience. Our project investigates a ... % establishment rate of seeded native plants.  We are currently looking at various installation patterns of ConMods, to inform and optimize restoration of degraded arid grasslands. ... , low elevation forests and the processes of tree regeneration and mortality are likely to be highly susceptible to climate change.  This work seeks to ... novel restoration method that uses connectivity modifiers (ConMods).  These are small fencing structures that “modify” large connected patches bare ...

Economic Impacts of Ecosystem Restoration

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/economic-impacts-ecosystem-restoration?qt-science_center_objects=0 (HTML Document 89.32 KB)

improve the health and resilience of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. In addition to environmental benefits, Federal funds invested in ... Contacts Email: chuber@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9219 Nationwide, restoration projects compensate the public for environmental losses and injuries and ... restoration activities cycle through local economies, generating business sales and supporting jobs and income. U.S. Geological Survey economists, in ... collaboration with the Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Policy Analysis, the DOI Restoration Program, and the Bureau of Land Management, are ...

USGS FRESC: Terrestrial Ecosystems Laboratory - Research

Modified 2013-01-31
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Economic Impacts of Ecosystem Restoration

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/economic-impacts-ecosystem-restoration?qt-science_center_objects=1 (HTML Document 89.32 KB)

improve the health and resilience of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. In addition to environmental benefits, Federal funds invested in ... Contacts Email: chuber@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9219 Nationwide, restoration projects compensate the public for environmental losses and injuries and ... restoration activities cycle through local economies, generating business sales and supporting jobs and income. U.S. Geological Survey economists, in ... collaboration with the Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Policy Analysis, the DOI Restoration Program, and the Bureau of Land Management, are ...

Economic Impacts of Ecosystem Restoration

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/economic-impacts-ecosystem-restoration?qt-science_center_objects=9 (HTML Document 89.32 KB)

improve the health and resilience of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. In addition to environmental benefits, Federal funds invested in ... Contacts Email: chuber@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9219 Nationwide, restoration projects compensate the public for environmental losses and injuries and ... restoration activities cycle through local economies, generating business sales and supporting jobs and income. U.S. Geological Survey economists, in ... collaboration with the Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Policy Analysis, the DOI Restoration Program, and the Bureau of Land Management, are ...

Managed island ecosystems

Modified 2016-08-03
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70169877 (HTML Document 19.24 KB)

ecosystems. The text explicitly incorporates both human impacts and conservation and restoration efforts and shows how ecosystems support human well-being ... distribution, structure, function, and management. A comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge about this biologically diverse state, Ecosystems of ... California covers the state from oceans to mountaintops using multiple lenses: past and present, flora and fauna, aquatic and terrestrial, natural and ... in the future. This book also explores the drivers of California’s ecological patterns and the history of the state’s various ecosystems, outlining ...

Montane Forests

Modified 2016-06-28
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70164507 (HTML Document 19.01 KB)

explicitly incorporates both human impacts and conservation and restoration efforts and shows how ecosystems support human well-being. Edited by two ... , structure, function, and management. A comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge about this biologically diverse state, Ecosystems of California covers ... the state from oceans to mountaintops using multiple lenses: past and present, flora and fauna, aquatic and terrestrial, natural and managed. Each ... . This book also explores the drivers of California’s ecological patterns and the history of the state’s various ecosystems, outlining how the challenges ...

Economic Impacts of Ecosystem Restoration

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/economic-impacts-ecosystem-restoration?qt-science_center_objects=4 (HTML Document 89.32 KB)

improve the health and resilience of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. In addition to environmental benefits, Federal funds invested in ... Contacts Email: chuber@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9219 Nationwide, restoration projects compensate the public for environmental losses and injuries and ... restoration activities cycle through local economies, generating business sales and supporting jobs and income. U.S. Geological Survey economists, in ... collaboration with the Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Policy Analysis, the DOI Restoration Program, and the Bureau of Land Management, are ...

Economic Impacts of Ecosystem Restoration

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/economic-impacts-ecosystem-restoration?qt-science_center_objects=10 (HTML Document 89.32 KB)

improve the health and resilience of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. In addition to environmental benefits, Federal funds invested in ... Contacts Email: chuber@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9219 Nationwide, restoration projects compensate the public for environmental losses and injuries and ... restoration activities cycle through local economies, generating business sales and supporting jobs and income. U.S. Geological Survey economists, in ... collaboration with the Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Policy Analysis, the DOI Restoration Program, and the Bureau of Land Management, are ...

Fire as an ecosystem process: Chapter 3

Modified 2016-07-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70169884 (HTML Document 18.72 KB)

potentially affect the state’s ecosystems. The text explicitly incorporates both human impacts and conservation and restoration efforts and shows how ... biologically diverse state, Ecosystems of California covers the state from oceans to mountaintops using multiple lenses: past and present, flora and fauna ... , aquatic and terrestrial, natural and managed. Each chapter evaluates natural processes for a specific ecosystem, describes drivers of change, and ... state’s various ecosystems, outlining how the challenges of climate change and invasive species and opportunities for regulation and stewardship could ...

USGS FRESC: Terrestrial Ecosystems Laboratory - Home

Modified 2013-01-31
https://fresc.usgs.gov/teams/TE/ (HTML Document 11.12 KB)

ecosystems shape nutrient inputs, losses, and whole-system nutrient balances, and in linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Our studies occur ... Research in my laboratory centers on the ecology and biogeochemistry of forest ecosystems, as well as grassland and riparian systems. We examine ... regions and types of ecosystems, as well as into simulation modeling. Our interest in watersheds also compels us to understand how streams work in a landscape context. Principal Investigator Page Last Modified: 1/31/2013 ... how factors such as natural and human disturbances, climate and climate change, succession, and soil fertility shape ecosystem biogeochemistry ...

USGS FRESC: Terrestrial Ecosystems Laboratory - Home

Modified 2013-01-31
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ecosystems shape nutrient inputs, losses, and whole-system nutrient balances, and in linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Our studies occur ... Research in my laboratory centers on the ecology and biogeochemistry of forest ecosystems, as well as grassland and riparian systems. We examine ... regions and types of ecosystems, as well as into simulation modeling. Our interest in watersheds also compels us to understand how streams work in a landscape context. Principal Investigator Page Last Modified: 1/31/2013 ... how factors such as natural and human disturbances, climate and climate change, succession, and soil fertility shape ecosystem biogeochemistry ...

A guide for establishing restoration goals for contaminated ecosystems

Modified 2016-12-14
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70160356 (HTML Document 21.62 KB)

contaminated sites, both terrestrial and aquatic, becomes increasingly apparent. Traditionally, goals for remediation have been set before any consideration of ... Chemistry (SETAC) and Society of Ecological Restoration (SER) cosponsored workshop that brought together experts from multiple countries. Although most ... contaminant remediation and overall restoration, and the need to include both the restoration of ecological and socio-cultural-economic value in the context ... setting and social drivers can inform the restoration goals. We provide a decision tree support tool to guide the establishment of restoration goals ...

USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center Project: Pilot Remote Camera Deployment, Platte River

Modified 2016-09-13
https://www.cerc.usgs.gov/Projects.aspx?ProjectId=159 (HTML Document 18.90 KB)

piping plovers, and restoration of the nearshore habitats that provide forage fish and insects. This work supports the Terrestrial, Freshwater, and Marine ... Ecosystems program goal(2) to devise a restoration and adaptive management framework for impaired ecosystems. It also supports the Fisheries: Aquatic ... strategies and evaluating their effectiveness for restoration efforts to sustain aquatic resources. This research contributes directly to the Ecosystems ... -enable pan/tilt camera for one year to test applicability to PRRIP objectives, including restoration of nesting sandbars for interior least terns and ...

USGS FRESC: Sinks for nitrogen inputs in terrestrial ecosystems: A meta-analysis of enriched 15N field tracer studies - Details

Modified 2013-01-31
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Title: Sinks for nitrogen inputs in terrestrial ecosystems: A meta-analysis of enriched 15N field tracer studies Type: JournalArticle Year: 2012 ... Tracing Nitrogen Movement in Ecosystems Worldwide Nitrogen in air pollution can harm ecosystems and alter carbon storage depending on how strongly the ... nitrogen is retained in plants and soils. To study how ecosystems retain nitrogen, scientists typically add a pulse of naturally rare nitrogen isotope ... retention varied in predictable ways across all ecosystems and was influenced most by temperature and soil carbon and nitrogen. Overall, the largest ...

USGS FRESC: Global patterns of terrestrial biological nitrogen (N2) fixation in natural ecosystems - Details

Modified 2013-01-31
https://fresc.usgs.gov/products/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductNumber=1860 (HTML Document 17.94 KB)

, S.S., Von Fischer, J.C., Elseroad, A., Wasson, M.F., 1999, Global patterns of terrestrial biological nitrogen (N 2 ) fixation in natural ecosystems ...

ETPBR%20LCC%20FY16%20Business%20Plan%20Rivers%20FINAL.pdf

Modified 2016-03-23
https://lccnetwork.org/sites/default/files/Resources/ETPBR%20LCC%20FY16%20Business%20Plan%20Rivers%20FINAL.pdf (PDF Document 698.55 KB)

vulnerable ecosystems. ............................. 3 River Strategy 2: Model physical and social conditions to target river restoration ... in the Strategic Plan, are to: 1. Restore long stretches of free‐flowing and interconnected big river ecosystems through large- scale restoration ... %) Restore long stretches of free‐flowing and interconnected big river ecosystems through large-scale restoration processes. River Protection Pallid ... FY16 BUSINESS PLAN Focal Area: River Restoration Reviving our Big Rivers – Determine where and how to focus big river ecosystem ...

Quantifying Biologically Mediated Fluxes of Stream Metals to Riparian Food Webs - Fort Collins Science Center

Modified 2016-12-23
https://www.fort.usgs.gov/science-tasks/2395 (HTML Document 34.40 KB)

stream restoration and management in the national forests and parks where this study takes place, since decisions about aquatic ecosystems could have ... contaminated stream Trace-metal contamination of aquatic ecosystems is a major health and environmental concern globally, leading to alterations of ... these effects for neighboring terrestrial ecosystems. Aquatic insects, which represent a large component of stream food webs as larvae, emerge from ... aquatic communities, decreased fisheries, and bioaccumulation in higher trophic levels. In the Rocky Mountains, metals mobilized from the mineralized ...