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The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) conducts integrated research to fulfill the Department of the Interior’s responsibilities to the Nation’s natural resources. Located on 600 acres along the James River Valley near Jamestown, North Dakota, the NPWRC develops and disseminates scientific information needed to understand, conserve, and wisely manage the Nation’s biological resources. Research emphasis is primarily on midcontinental plant and animal species and ecosystems of the United States.
Ecoregions denote areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources. They are designed to serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, management, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components. These general purpose regions are critical for structuring and implementing ecosystem management strategies across federal agencies, state agencies, and nongovernment organizations that are responsible for different types of resources within the same geographical areas. The approach used to compile this map is based on the premise that ecological regions can be identified through the analysis of patterns of biotic and abiotic phenomena, including...
The Gap Analysis Project (GAP) is an element of the U.S. Geological Survey. GAP helps to implement the Department of the Interior’s goals of inventory, monitoring, research, and information transfer. GAP has three primary goals: Identify conservation gaps that help keep common species common; Provide conservation information to the public so that informed resource management decisions can be made; and Facilitate the application of GAP data and analysis to specific resource management activities. To implement these goals, GAP carries out the following objectives: Map the land cover of the United States Map predicted distributions of vertebrate species for the U.S. Map the location, ownership and stewardship of...
The Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) is a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) environmental science research facility located in Columbia, Missouri, USA. CERC conducts national and international environmental contaminant research and investigates effects of habitat alterations on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
This community catalog serves the Kansas Water Science Center. Community Home website: http://ks.water.usgs.gov/ The Kansas Water Science Center provides reliable water data and interpretation of data to Federal, State, and local agencies, Tribes, and the public.
The USGS Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) conducts research and develops technical applications to assist land habitats, and ecosystems. Although the majority of FORT’s activities are conducted within the 15-state Central Region of the USGS, many FORT projects are national or international in scope. FORT serves all Department of the Interior land management bureaus and other natural resource agencies. In addition, FORT scientists partner with DOI and other federal entities such as CDC, DOE, EPA, NASA, NIH, and USDA to share expertise and resources. FORT also partners with several universities and works cooperatively with states and nongovernmental organizations. Products and services include reports and publications,...
This community is established for communities that wish to use Data Entry for Project Tracking and Highlighting (DEPTH) web application. Communities must be added as a shortcut to the DEPTH Community in order to use the DEPTH interface.
The Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) makes detailed predictions (meter-scale) over large geographic scales (100s of kilometers) of storm-induced coastal flooding and erosion for both current and future SLR scenarios, as well as long-term shoreline change and cliff retreat. Resulting projections for future climate scenarios (sea-level rise and storms) provide emergency responders and coastal planners with critical storm-hazards information that can be used to increase public safety, mitigate physical damages, and more effectively manage and allocate resources within complex coastal settings. Several versions of CoSMoS have been implemented for areas of the California coast, including Southern California,...
The National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF) - formerly the U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) - is a facility for storing, curating, and studying meteoric ice cores recovered from glaciated regions of the world. NSF-ICF provides scientists with the capability to conduct examinations and measurements on ice cores, and it preserves the integrity of these ice cores in a long-term repository for current and future investigations.
The Minute 319/323 ScienceBase community exists to share data regarding the 2014 pulse flow experiment in the Colorado River delta. Some content, such as provisional data, is not publicly available. Please contact Jeff Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for access.
The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is to serve the Nation by providing reliable, impartial scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
This ScienceBase community represents the National Digital Catalog of the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP). The National Digital Catalog includes metadata records describing geological, geophysical and biological collections and data managed by state geological surveys and USGS. These collections include rock samples, thin sections, field notebooks, photographs, maps, datasets, and others. Collections are described using metadata elements identified by the NGGDPP as important for discovering, understanding, accessing, and using physical collections. Contact and access information is provided for collections and individual samples to enable users to access information and material....
This community catalog serves the Missouri Water Science Center. The Missouri Water Science Center provides reliable water data and interpretation of data to Federal, State, and local agencies, and the public. Our data and study results are widely used to manage Missouri's water resources for the benefit of people and our environment.
Multiple large scale solar, wind, and geothermal energy development projects are currently proposed across the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of the southwestern United States, and these development needs are likely to continue or increase into the future. Agencies tasked with managing biological resources throughout this region must understand the potential impacts of these renewable energy plants and associated infrastructure (e.g., transmission corridors, substations, access roads, etc.) in order to select appropriate development sites and to mitigate for anticipated effects. One of the major concerns of this new green energy initiative is determining how future development will impact wildlife movement, population...
Research at the Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center focuses on providing the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support and implement sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources occurring in Hawai'i and other Pacific island locations.
The Core Science Systems Mission Area in the USGS is responsible for the foundational mapping of the Nation's geology (National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program); topography, hydrography, and the other layers/products that go into The National Map (National Geospatial Program); and biogeography with detailed biodiversity information. Core Science Systems also has functions within its Scientific Synthesis and Analytics Research Program for the USGS Library System, a program in Data Preservation and Laboraties, and an informatics research capability. In addition, the John Wesley Powell Center for Earth System Analyis and Synthesis finds its home within Core Science Systems. All of these programs produce data...
The Benthic Lab investigates the benthic community throughout the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Delta.
The Large River Monitoring Forum focuses on fish, fish habitat research, and monitoring approaches, including: scientific objectives for comparisons within and among aquatic ecosystems; scientifically sound monitoring design; methods for data collection and analysis; and best practices for data and information management. This forum enhances agency capacity by sustaining collaboration among USGS expert staff as well as provide opportunity for collaborating agencies and tribes to contribute to the development of recommendations for the implementation of a national network.
The North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) community in ScienceBase is an application developed to support a multi-national, multi-agency coordinated bat monitoring program across North America. The overall NABat effort provides the biological, administrative, and statistical architecture for coordinated bat population monitoring to support regional and range-wide inferences about changes in the distributions and abundances of bat populations facing current and emerging threats. To download shapefiles of the NABat Master Sample click on the desired sample frame below. NABat master sample grids for Continental United States NABat master sample grids for Canada and Alaska
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) GLRI effort is being coordinated and managed by the USGS Midwest Region in accordance with the USGS science strategy - one that is driven by cross-disciplinary integrative science and conducted in collaboration with partners to provide resource managers with the information and decision-making tools they need to help restore the Great Lakes.