Biology and Ecosystems

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Date published: June 11, 2019
Status: Active

Tribal Resources for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments

Join this webinar to learn more about Tribal vulnerability assessment resources, as well as the collaborative process employed to ensure that they would be useful and used by tribes.

Contacts: Meade B. Krosby
Date published: May 23, 2019
Status: Active

Ecological Modeling in Support of the Western Everglades Restoration Project

Joint Ecosystem Modeling (JEM) provides ecological models tailored to address specific management issues, for example, the Western Everglades Restoration Project.

Date published: May 16, 2019
Status: Active

Assessing native fish restoration potential in Catoctin Mountain Park

Native species conservation is a fundamental purpose of National Parks. Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO) in Maryland supports a prized trout fishery and a healthy community of native fishes, with one exception: native Blue Ridge Sculpin (Cottus caeruleomentum) appear to have been extirpated from Big Hunting Creek above Cunningham Falls. Infection by a fungal-like protist ...

Date published: May 16, 2019
Status: Active

Wildlife Health Bulletins

Wildlife Health Bulletins are distributed to natural resource/conservation agencies to provide and promote information exchange about significant wildlife health threats. If you would like to be added to or removed from the mailing list for these bulletins, please email nwhcoutreachdb@usgs.gov.

Date published: May 15, 2019
Status: Active

Project eTrout—Linking Research and Education with Virtual Reality

In the Chesapeake Bay headwaters, native brook trout are economically and culturally important and require high-quality, cold-water habitats. Project eTrout, led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), explores the use of crowdsourcing and virtual reality (VR) to estimate the...

Date published: May 8, 2019
Status: Active

Spatio-Temporal Statistical Models for Forecasting Climate Change Effects on Bird Distribution

Ecological indicators of climate change are needed to measure concurrent changes in ecological systems, inform management decisions, and forecast the consequences of climate change. We seek to develop robust bird-based, climate-change indicators using North American Breeding Bird Survey data.

Date published: May 6, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Lānaʻi

Little is actually known about the overall extent, biodiversity, morphology, or health of Lānaʻi’s reef tracks. As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS collected high-resolution swath bathymetry data and underwater video and photography in early 2013 in order to develop high-resolution seafloor habitat and...

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi
Date published: May 6, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Maui

As part of USGS Coral Reef Project studies, the USGS has been heavily involved in efforts to improve the health and resilience of Maui's coral reef system, bringing expertise in mapping, circulation and sediment studies, and seismic surveys.

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi
Date published: May 6, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Tutuila

As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS is working on Tutuila with its partners: 1.) in Faga’alu Bay to better understand the impacts of land-based pollutants on the coral reefs, and 2.) on the north coast to help determine the effects of circulation on nearshore waters.

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi
Date published: May 6, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Molokaʻi

As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, recent USGS work on Molokaʻi includes looking into the coral record to find clues to past sedimentation events.

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi
Date published: May 6, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Guam

As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS is working on the west coast of Guam to help determine the effects of sedimentation in nearshore waters.

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi
Date published: May 6, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Kahoʻolawe

As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS is trying to better understand how nearshore processes impact the deeper, scattered coral reef communities of Kahoʻolawe.

Contacts: Curt Storlazzi