Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.  For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown

Max Post van der Burg


Max Post van der Burg works as a research ecologist with the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Max received his Ph.D. in Applied Ecology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research interests include the population ecology of vertebrate and invertebrate species and developing quantitative analytical tools to understand patterns in ecological systems. Max’s work as a decision analyst focuses on helping management partners make more strategic decisions, while dealing with tradeoffs and uncertainty.