Science and Products
Advancing marine biological observations and data requirements of the complementary Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) Frameworks
Measurements of the status and trends of key indicators for the ocean and marine life are required to inform policy and management in the context of growing human uses of marine resources, coastal development, and climate change. Two synergistic efforts identify specific priority variables for monitoring: Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) through...Muller-Karger, Frank E.; Miloslavich, Patricia; Bax, Nicholas; Simmons, Samantha E.; Costello, Mark J.; Sousa Pinto, Isabel; Canonico, Gabrielle; Turner, Woody; Gill, Michael J.; Montes, Enrique; Best, Benjamin D.; Pearlman, Jay; Halpin, Patrick N.; Dunn, Daniel; Benson, Abigail L.; Martin, Corinne S.; Weatherdon, Lauren; Appeltans, Ward; Provoost, Pieter; Klein, Eduardo; Kelble, Christopher R.; Miller, Robert J.; Chavez, Francisco P.; Iken, Katrin; Chiba, Sanae; Obura, David; Navarro, Laetitia M.; Pereira, Henrique M.; Allain, Valerie; Batten, Sonia; Benedetti-Checchi, Lisandro; Duffy, J. Emmett; Kudela, Raphael M.; Rebelo, Lisa-Maria; Shin, Yunne; Geller, Gary
Integrating recent land cover mapping efforts to update the National Gap Analysis Program's species habitat map
Over the past decade, great progress has been made to develop national extent land cover mapping products to address natural resource issues. One of the core products of the GAP Program is range-wide species distribution models for nearly 2000 terrestrial vertebrate species in the U.S. We rely on deductive modeling of habitat affinities using...Toth, Charles; Holm, Thomas; Jutz, Boris; McKerrow, Alexa; Davidson, A.; Earnhardt, Todd; Benson, Abigail L.
Partnering for science: proceedings of the USGS Workshop on Citizen Science
What U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) programs use citizen science? How can projects be best designed while meeting policy requirements? What are the most effective volunteer recruitment methods? What data should be collected to ensure validation and how should data be stored? What standard protocols are most easily used by volunteers? Can data from...Hines, Megan; Benson, Abigail; Govoni, David; Masaki, Derek; Poore, Barbara; Simpson, Annie; Tessler, Steven