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Elizabeth Martin

I work for the Biogeographic Science branch of the Science Analytics and Synthesis program in Core Science Systems at USGS on a variety of biodiversity data and information activities.

Current work at USGS

  • Manage the USGS State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAP) website and Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) National List project, including partnership development and collaboration with states and other stakeholders to compile state SGCN lists into a national resource.
  • Provide expertise on biodiversity data and biological collections in the USGS Collections Steering Committee.
  • Conduct scientific research on use of Web-based biodiversity information systems by academic and government professionals.

My education and work experiences span the areas of ecology (population ecology, wetland ecology), zoology (marine invertebrates, birds), conservation, biodiversity informatics, and coordination of national & international biodiversity information networks and projects. I am also interested in the human dimensions of data & information use, and natural resource use & conservation.