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The NAA Region has 15 Science Centers spanning 14 NE States and Washington, DC. The Centers conduct interdisciplinary biologic, geologic, hydrologic, and energy monitoring and research addressing natural resource issues facing our nation.

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Year Published: 2016

Federal interagency nature‐like fishway passage design guidelines for Atlantic coast diadromous fishes

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have collaborated to develop passage design guidance for use by engineers and other restoration practitioners considering and designing nature‐like fishways (NLFs). The primary purpose of these guidelines is to provide a...

Turek, James; Haro, Alexander J.; Towler, Brett
Turek, J., A. Haro, and B. Towler. 2016. Federal Interagency Naturelike Fishway Passage Design Guidelines for Atlantic Coast Diadromous Fishes. Interagency Technical Memorandum. 47 pp.

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Contaminants in urban waters—Science capabilities of the U.S. Geological Survey

Streams and estuaries with urban watersheds commonly exhibit increased streamflow and decreased base flow; diminished stream-channel stability; excessive amounts of contaminants such as pesticides, metals, industrial and municipal waste, and combustion products; and alterations to biotic community structure. Collectively, these detrimental effects...

Jastram, John D.; Hyer, Kenneth E.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Contaminants in urban waters—Science capabilities of the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3024, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163024.

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Urban development and stream ecosystem health—Science capabilities of the U.S. Geological Survey

Urban development creates multiple stressors that can degrade stream ecosystems by changing stream hydrology, water quality, and physical habitat. Contaminants, habitat destruction, and increasing streamflow variability resulting from urban development have been associated with the disruption of biological communities, particularly the loss of...

Reilly, Pamela A.; Szabo, Zoltan; Coles, James F.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Urban development and stream ecosystem health—Science capabilities of the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3026, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163026.

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Identification and distribution of the Olympic Shrew (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae), Sorex rohweri Rausch et al., 2007 in Oregon and Washington, based on USNM specimens

Review of specimens of long-tailed shrews (Mammalia, Soricidae, Sorex) from the northwestern United States in the National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Washington, DC, has revealed the presence of the Olympic Shrew, Sorex rohweri Rausch et al., 2007, in the Coastal Range west of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. This determination nearly...

Woodman, Neal; Fisher, Robert D.
Woodman, N. and Fisher, R. D., 2016, Identification and distribution of the Olympic Shrew (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae), Sorex rohweri Rausch et al., 2007 in Oregon and Washington, based on USNM specimens: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington , v. 129, no. 1, p. 84-102.

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Tree island pattern formation in the Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades freshwater landscape exhibits a distribution of islands covered by woody vegetation and bordered by marshes and wet prairies. Known as “tree islands”, these ecogeomorphic features can be found in few other low gradient, nutrient limited freshwater wetlands. In the last few decades, however, a large percentage of...

Carr, Joel A.; D'Odorico, P.; Engel, Victor C.; Redwine, Jed
Carr, J., D'Odorico, P., Engel, V., and Redwine, J., 2016, Tree island pattern formation in the Florida Everglades: Ecological Complexity, v. 26, p. 37-44.

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Forest cover changes due to hydrocarbon extraction disturbance in central Pennsylvania (2004–2010)

The state of Pennsylvania has a long history of oil and gas extraction. In recent years with advances in technology such as hydraulic fracturing, hydrocarbon sources that were not profitable in the past are now being exploited. Here, we present an assessment of the cumulative impact of oil and gas extraction activities on the forests of 35...

Roig-Silva, Coral; Slonecker, E. Terrence; Milheim, Lesley; Ballew, Jesse R.; Winters, S. Gail
Coral M. Roig-Silva, E. Terrence Slonecker, Lesley E. Milheim, Jesse R. Ballew & S. Gail Winters (2016): Forest cover changes due to hydrocarbon extraction disturbance in central Pennsylvania (2004–2010), Journal of Maps, DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2016.1170642

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Proposed Auxiliary Boundary Stratigraphic Section and Point (ASSP) for the base of the Ordovician System at Lawson Cove, Utah, USA

The Global boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Ordovician System is at the First Appearance Datum (FAD) of the conodont Iapetognathus fluctivagus at Green Point in Newfoundland, Canada. Strata there are typical graptolitic facies that were deposited near the base of the continental slope.We propose establishing an...

Miller, James F.; Evans, Kevin R.; Ethington, Raymond L.; Freeman, Rebecca; Loch, James D.; Repetski, John E.; Ripperdan, Robert; Taylor, John F.
James F. Miller, Raymond L. Ethington, Kevin R. Evans, Rebecca L. Freeman, James D. Loch, John E. Repetski, Robert L. Ripperdan, and John F. Taylor, 2015, PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH AN AUXILIARY BOUNDARY STRATIGRAPHIC SECTION AND POINT (ASSP) FOR THE BASE OF THE ORDOVICIAN SYSTEM AT LAWSON COVE, UTAH, USA: Stratigraphy, vol. 12, nos. 3-4, figs. 1 - 14, p. 219-236.

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Phosphorus removal from aquaculture effluents at the Northeast Fishery Center in Lamar, Pennsylvania using iron oxide sorption media

Three different iron oxide-based sorption media samples were tested for removal of phosphorus (P) from fish hatchery effluents using fixed bed processing. Two of the media samples were derived from residuals produced by the treatment of acid mine drainage, which were then compared to granular ferric hydroxide (GFH), a commercially available...

Sibrell, Philip; Kehler, Thomas

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Mineral commodity summaries 2016

This report is the earliest Government publication to furnish estimates covering 2015 nonfuel mineral industry data. Data sheets contain information on the domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, and 5-year salient statistics for more than 90 individual minerals and materials

Ober, Joyce A.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Mineral commodity summaries 2016: U.S. Geological Survey, 202 p, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/70140094.

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Pranked by Audubon: Constantine S. Rafinesque's description of John James Audubon's imaginary Kentucky mammals

The North American naturalist Constantine S. Rafinesque spent much of the year 1818 engaged in a solo journey down the Ohio River Valley to explore parts of what was then the western United States. Along the way, he visited a number of fellow naturalists, and he spent more than a week at the Henderson, Kentucky, home of artist and ornithologist...

Woodman, Neal
Woodman, N., 2016, Pranked by Audubon: Constantine S. Rafinesque's description of John James Audubon's imaginary Kentucky mammals: Archives of Natural History, v. 43, no. 1, p. 95-108.

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Enriched groundwater seeps in two Vermont headwater catchments are hotspots of nitrate turnover

Groundwater seeps in upland catchments are often enriched relative to stream waters, higher in pH, Ca2+ and sometimes NO3¯. These seeps could be a NO3¯ sink because of increased denitrification potential but may also be ‘hotspots’ for nitrification because of the relative enrichment. We compared seep soils with nearby well-drained soils in two...

Kaur, Amninder J.; Ross, Donald S.; Shanley, James B.; Yatzor, Anna R.
Kaur, A.J., Ross, D.S., Shanley, J.B. et al. Wetlands (2016) 36: 237. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-016-0733-z

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Image shows a man with scientific equipment standing in a green farm field
August 2, 2004

Bernard Hubbard Ground-Truthing Remote Sensing

USGS scientist Bernard Hubbard conducting spectral measurements of soils and cover crops to ground truth satellite imagery being used to map soil erosion and runoff potential into the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center storage vans
May 4, 2004

Storage vans, referred to as the "Freezer Farm"

 

 

Storage vans, referred to as the "Freezer Farm" sit outside the Woods Hole Science Center 

coiled up eel laying in a fishing net
February 13, 2004

American eel (Anguilla rostrata) from the Neversink River, New York

American eel (Anguilla rostrata) from the Neversink River, New York

Swath bathymetric map of the Cape Fear submarine slide
December 31, 2003

Swath bathymetric map of the Cape Fear submarine slide

Swath bathymetric map of the Cape Fear submarine slide, the largest slide on the US Atlantic coast. Data were collected on the R/V Atlantis in 2003.

Lab setup aboard Research Vessel Gyre
December 31, 2003

Lab setup aboard R/V Gyre

Lab setup aboard R/V Gyre in the Gulf of Mexico from the 2003 field season.   Computers, recorders, and other electronic gear are securely mounted in racks or on tabletops and shelving for stability in rolling seas and for access.

two USGS staffers working on hydroacoustic and turbidity equipment
March 12, 2002

Deploying hydroacoustic and turbidity equipment on the Hudson R

USGS staffers Dan Edwards and Gary Wall attach a hydroacoustic and turbidity equipment package to a tripod for deployment on the bottom of the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie, NY