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Date published: January 22, 2020
Status: Active

Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Capabilities to Help Identify Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) and the effects of Salvinia weevil (Cyrtogagous salviniae)

USGS is collecting remotely sensed data to classify Salvinia molesta, a non-native aquatic species that reduces light and oxygen levels in water, making it unsuitable for fish and other aquatic plant life.

Date published: January 21, 2020
Status: Active

The Value of U.S. Coral Reefs for Risk Reduction

Summary of the report, “Rigorously valuing the role of U.S. coral reefs in coastal hazard risk reduction”

    Contacts: Curt Storlazzi, Michael Beck
    Date published: November 6, 2019
    Status: Active

    Applications of Advanced Tracking and Modeling Tools with Burmese Pythons across South Florida's Landscape

    Researchers will determine movement rates and habitat-use patterns of pythons across the South Florida landscape by conducting a telemetry study tracking pythons simultaneously in several locations

    Date published: November 6, 2019
    Status: Active

    Habitat Selection of the Burmese Python in the Florida Everglades

    Researchers plotted locations of radio-tagged pythons to create a habitat suitability model.

    Date published: November 6, 2019
    Status: Active

    Hotspot and Risk Analysis for Sea Turtles in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

    Researchers will collect location data that will be used to identify areas of high-use for resident sea turtles in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 

    Date published: November 4, 2019
    Status: Active

    The evaluation of aerosol DNA/RNA extraction methods for aerobiology research projects

    This study will contrast the extraction of DNA/RNA from aerosols collected with electrostatic precipitation (a relatively new collection method) with a common membrane filtration protocol to identify the most appropriate method for future regional and global scale aerobiology research projects.

    Date published: September 13, 2019
    Status: Active

    Hurricane Dorian - Forecast and Documentation of Coastal Change

    Hurricane Dorian coastal change forecast and pre- and post-storm photos documenting coastal change.

    Contacts: Kara Doran
    Date published: September 4, 2019
    Status: Active

    Real-Time Storm Response

    Coastal change forecasts and pre- and post-storm photos documenting coastal change for landfalling storms. Currently responding to Hurricane Dorian.

    Contacts: Kara Doran
    Date published: August 31, 2019
    Status: Active

    Hurricane Dorian 2019

    The South Atlantic Water Science Center prepares for Hurricane Dorian. 

    Date published: August 6, 2019
    Status: Completed

    Treasure Coast and Central Florida Fish Slams- 2019

    In March and June 2019, USGS researchers joined partners in Treasure Coast and Central Florida where they sampled freshwater bodies for non-native fishes. The bi-annual Fish Slam event helps monitor new introductions and document range expansion of known non-native fishes. 

    Date published: July 24, 2019
    Status: Active

    Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Preferences of Fishes in Lake Apopka, Florida

    To achieve the adaptive restoration objective of maximizing fish habitat, researchers will sample fish communities in Florida's Lake Apopka to compare between natural submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), restored SAV, and bare bottom habitat. To undertand SAV preference of juvenile largemouth bass, researchers will conduct controlled experiments. These experiments will help managers select...

    Contacts: Stephen Walsh, Ph.D., Audrey Looby, Charles W. Martin, Ph.D., Laura K. Reynolds, Carrie Reinhardt Adams, Ph.D.