Biology and Ecosystems

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Date published: November 12, 2020
Status: Active

Upcoming Webinar: Climate Adaptation Science to Support Amphibian Conservation in the U.S. Caribbean

View this webinar to learn more about a climate-informed adaptation strategy for vulnerable species in the Caribbean.

Date published: October 29, 2020
Status: Active

Enhancing Cross-Jurisdictional Adaptive Management in the Gulf of Mexico

Using an iterative qualitative coding process, WARC researchers are identifying objectives, stressors, and management priorities to support the implementation of adaptive management in restoration programs across the Gulf of Mexico.

Date published: October 29, 2020
Status: Active

USGS Snow and Avalanche Project

Snow avalanches are a widespread natural hazard to humans and infrastructure as well as an important landscape disturbance affecting mountain ecosystems. Forecasting avalanche frequency is challenging on various spatial and temporal scales, and this project aims to fill a gap in snow science by focusing on reconstructing avalanche history on the continental mountain range scale - throughout...

Date published: October 28, 2020
Status: Active

Upper Mississippi River System Weighted Wind Fetch Analysis (1989, 2000, 2010/2011)

Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (...

Contacts: Jason Rohweder
Date published: October 28, 2020
Status: Active

I Am A...Chiropterologist

I Am A ... Chiropterologist is part of our "I Am A..." series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in...

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: October 28, 2020
Status: Active

Species Studied by the Columbia River Research Laboratory

Many species are studied at the Columbia River Research Laboratory.  These species include birds, fish, invertebrates, and plants.  The list contains both common and scientific names.  Related content tab provides descriptive information for various species studied.

Date published: October 28, 2020
Status: Active

I Am A...

Welcome to the "I Am A..." series - a collection of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" in the field and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really look like.

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Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: October 28, 2020
Status: Active

USGS Ecosystems Podcast Series - Outstanding in the Field

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, an original podcast series that tells stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them.  

Contacts: Suzanna Soileau
Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: October 28, 2020
Status: Active

Episode 6 - Sandbars and Vegetation in Grand Canyon

In this episode of Outstanding in the Field, we are talking about beaches in a place that most people probably would not think of—the Grand Canyon. USGS scientists at the Southwest Biological Science...

Date published: October 27, 2020
Status: Active

CRRL Lead Scientists and Areas of Expertise

Lead Scientists - Expertise

Date published: October 22, 2020
Status: Active

EXPRESS: Expanding Pacific Research and Exploration of Submerged Systems

EXPRESS is a multi-year, multi-institution cooperative research campaign in deep sea areas of California, Oregon, and Washington, including the continental shelf and slope. EXPRESS data and information are intended to guide wise use of living marine resources and habitats, inform ocean energy and mineral resource decisions, and improve offshore hazard assessments.

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Date published: October 19, 2020
Status: Active

Pathogen and Emerging Contaminant Laboratory

The microbiologists at the Pathogen and Emerging Contaminant Laboratory develop analytical methods for the identification and quantitation of pathogenic microorganisms that can impact the health of humans and other organisms. This laboratory also develops methods for accessing aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric drivers of toxins and disease outbreaks.