Biology and Ecosystems

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Date published: April 19, 2018
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Guam

Overview

The Territory of Guam is an organized unincorporated territory of the United States. The island itself is 30 miles (48 km) long and 4 mi (6 km) to 12 mi (19 km) wide. It is the southernmost island in the Marianas island chain and is the largest island in Micronesia. Unlike many of the northern Marianas islands, Guam is not volcanically active. The northern part...

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi
Date published: April 19, 2018
Status: Active

Mapping Coral Reefs

Mapping of coral reefs provides important information about a number of reef characteristics.

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi
Date published: April 18, 2018

USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities reported in the News

USGS and various partner's findings are highlighted in articles and video reports.

Date published: April 17, 2018
Status: Active

Resilience and Recovery: Science for Future Reefs

Coral reefs are facing increasing stress from climate change (elevated sea-surface temperatures and acidification), combined with local stresses from over-fishing and sedimentation and other sources of land-based pollution. In light of the potential for these stressors to increase the rate of coral reef degradation to epidemic levels, coral reef scientists and managers world-wide are shifting...

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi
Date published: April 16, 2018
Status: Active

Molecular tools and methodologies

Molecular tools and methodologies are used designed and used for diverse applications. These applications can be used to assess questions of threatened and endangered species, population and conservation biology, ecological communities, microbial diversity, molecular epidemiology and genomics of non-model organisms among many others. Successful integration of these tools and...

Date published: April 13, 2018
Status: Active

NOROCK Open House

NOROCK invites you to meet us on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our Bozeman Headquarters to learn more about the exciting science we do on bears, elk, glaciers, avalanches, tree rings, bats, American pikas, native fish, invasive species, wildlife disease, sagebrush habitats, Montana’s water resources, Yellowstone geology and much more, including cool technology to...

Date published: April 13, 2018

Chesapeake Bay Activities works with Mission Areas, Programs, Science Centers

The collaboration with USGS Programs and Mission Areas provides the resources for USGS Chesapeake Bay studies. USGS Chesapeake Bay studies interact with multiple USGS Programs where there is mutual benefit for the programs to meet their respective missions through funding projects that also meet the goals of Chesapeake Bay studies. USGS National Programs fund both Bay-specific projects and...

Date published: April 13, 2018
Status: Active

Coastal Habitats

USGS scientists quantify and describe functional relationships among aquatic species in coastal habitats to characterize aquatic community structure, function, adaptation, and sustainability.

Date published: April 13, 2018
Status: Active

Wetlands and Ponds

USGS research to assess wetland habitats and ecological functions are critical for restoration activities.

Date published: April 13, 2018
Status: Active

Deepwater Habitats

Deepwater habitats, such as the Great Lakes, are a key strategic resource and driver of economic vitality that are threatened by multiple stressors, including overfishing, invasions of exotic species, habitat degradation, pollution, climate change, and harmful algal blooms. Under the 1954 Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries, the Department of Interior is responsible for conducting a...

Date published: April 13, 2018
Status: Active

Streams and Rivers

USGS studies the ecology and biodiversity of streams, rivers, and aquatic ecosystems to understand impacts of changing land and water use on fish and other aquatic communities. We research their habitats and develop techniques to understand, conserve, and restore fish communities.

Date published: April 11, 2018
Status: Active

Bandit Banding Software

Bandit is the latest in a series of desktop applications aimed at helping bird banders manage and submit their data for banded birds. We have tried to make the process of maintaining banding records as simple as possible.  Bandit was created by the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) at the U. S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland.