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USGS Mission Area: Ecosystems

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USGS Mission Area - Ecosystems

Chesapeake Bay

Island Restoration, Sea Level Rise, and Waterbirds in Chesapeake Bay

Biology and Monitoring of Diamondback Terrapins in the Chesapeake Bay

Energics of Surf Scoters Wintering on Chesapeake Bay: Foraging Values of Changing Diets

Atlantic Seaduck Study: Movement, Habitat Use, and Feeding Ecology of Seaducks in Chesapeake Bay and Other Atlantic Coastal Areas

Contaminant Exposure, Food Web Transfer and Potential Health Effects on Chesapeake Bay Waterbirds

Shoreline Changes and Impacts to Natural Resources in Chesapeake Bay

Vulnerability Assessment of Available Habitat for Wintering Black Ducks within the Refuge System in the Chesapeake Bay

Productivity of Species of Concern – Least Tern and Common Tern on Poplar Island Restoration Site

Pathogens in the Aquatic Environment – Waterfowl, Avian Influenza

Climate Change & Coastal Ecology

Managing the Extinction risk of the Shenandoah Salamander under predicted climate change

Population Demographics and Breeding Ecology of Long –Tailed Ducks in the Churchill, Manitoba, in Relation to Global Climate Change

Integrating Estuarine Water-quality Data in Northeastern National Parks

Variation in Nitrogen Isotope Ratios of Eelgrass to Detect Trends in Estuarine Nutrient Status

Conservation of Rare Vegetation Communities of the Atlantic Coastal Barrier Islands

Ecological Thresholds for Salt Marsh Nekton and Vegetation

Monitoring Birds in National Parks of the Gulf Coast Network

Vector-borne Disease Research

Coastal Wetland Dynamics and Wildlife Populations: Modeling the Effects of Sea Level Rise and Landscape Change

Predicting the Vulnerability of Coastal Wetlands to Sea-Level Rise and Global Climate Change

Development of a Multimetric Index for Integrated Assessment of Salt Marsh Condition in the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network

Loss of Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) Associated With European Green Crabs in Maquoit Bay, Maine

Assessing Extreme Meteorological Events on Seabird Migration

Coastal Salt Marsh Management Along the Atlantic

Hurricane Sandy Impacts on Coastal Wetland Resilience in the Northeast United States

Renewable Energy & Wildlife

Nocturnal Bird Migration through the Central Appalachians

Wind Energy and the Marine Environment

In-Air and Underwater Hearing Abilities of Diving Ducks and Sea Ducks

Migration and Habitat use by Seaducks in the Atlantic Flyway: Evaluation of Potential Impacts of Proposed Wind Farms

Compiling Seaduck Satellite Telemetry Data for Analyses Regarding Population Delineation, Weather Effects on Migrational Pathways, and Baseline Information for Climate Change Effects on Seaducks

Delineating Breeding Populations and Tracking Night-Time Movements of Long-tailed Ducks Wintering in Nantucket Sound

Effects of Dorsally Mounted Solar-powered Cellular GPS Transmitters on Diving and Foraging in Surf Scoters and Red-throated Loons

Estimation of Wind Farm Mortality for Golden Eagles

Modeling, Estimation, and Adaptive Management of Golden and Bald Eagle Fatalities on Wind Facilities

Migratory Bird Research

Breeding Bird Density on the Patuxent Research Refuge

North American Bird Phenology Program

Evaluation of Representativeness of Sampling of the North American Breeding Bird Survey

Estimating Trend and Detection Probability Using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

Biodiversity of Birds in America

Radar Analysis of Fall Migration Stopover Sites in the Northeastern US

Modeling Sex-Specific Demographic Rates in Metapopulation

Movement and Resource Utilization of Four Species of Ducks Captured in the Mid-Parana River Basin, Entre Rios and Corrientes Provinces, Argentina

Population Change and Abundance of Black Ducks and Mallards in Eastern North America

Feasibility of Aerial Surveys to Census Red-Necked Phalaropes in the Bay of Fundy

Survival and Recruitment of Common Eiders in the Gulf of Maine

Adaptive Management of American Woodcock in the Atlantic Northern forest bird Conservation Region

Analysis of Woodcock Singing Ground Surveys in the Northeast

Survival of American Woodcock During Fall migration

Response of Avian Community to Forest Management on Moosehorn NWR

Shorebird Habitat in Southeastern Missouri

Design and Analysis of Surveys for Estimation of Temporal and Spatial Change in Animal Populations

Species Identification in the White-headed Gull Complex

Using Wildlife Species to Understand Immune Adaptations of Biomedical Significance

Corticosterone, Energetics and Individual State in Diving Seaducks

Breeding Bird Atlas Explorer

Ecosystem Restoration 

Coastal Salt Marsh Management along the Atlantic

Assessing Recreational Impact to Cliff Habitats and Rare Plants

Vegetation Studies in National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and Other Protected Areas

Forest Structure Resulting from ‘Wildlife Forestry Silviculture’

Sustainably Designed Trails: Recent Recreation Ecology Findings on Design Factors Affecting Soil Loss

Bring an Injured Section of Forest Along the Appalachian Trail Back to Health

Research and Management of Informal (Visitor-Created) Trails in Protected Areas

Managing Free-Roaming Cats at the Patuxent Research Refuge

Estimation of Density and Abundance of Biological Populations on National Parks and Wildlife

Rebuilding Freshwater Tidal Wetlands on the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.

Quantifying Effects of Flow Variability on Riverine Biota

Bats in Forests Managed for Wildlife

Endangered Species

Ecology and Management of Wild and Captive Whooping Cranes

The Release of Parent-Reared Whooping Crane Colts into the Eastern Migratory Population

Population Viability of the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes (Grus Americana)

A Vaccination Program to Protect Endangered Whooping Cranes from Encephalitis Virus

Native Bee Status and Vulnerability to Climate Change in National Parks

Ecology of Raccoons within Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina, and the Efficacy of Raccoon Removal as a Management Tool for Protecting Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species

Range-wide Metapopulation Viability Analysis for the Golden-cheeked Warbler

Estimation of Population Densities for the Florida Panther

Assessing Endangered Marsh Rabbit and Woodrat Habitat Use and Predator Dynamics

Survival and Reintroduction of the Laysan Teal

Population Research: Estimation, Monitoring, Decision Science & Adaptive Management

Hierarchical Models for Estimation of Population Parameters

Hierarchical Models of Animal Abundance and Occurrence

Structured Decision Making

Development of Statistical Methods for Biological Applications

Development of Methods Associated with Animal Population Dynamics

Grassland Breeding Birds on National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast U.S

Adaptive Management for Threatened and Endangered Species

Structured Decision Making: Methods, Applications, and Capacity-Building

Integrating Habitat and Harvest Management for Northern Pintails

Harvest Theory for Age-Structured Populations: Atlantic Population Canada Geese

Modeling, Estimation, and Adaptive Management of Florida Manatees

Development of Patch Occupancy Models for Assessing the Spatial Distribution

Statistical Research at USGS Amphibian Research & Monitoring Initiative

Inferences About Bat Populations: Mitigation Monitoring

The Eastern Box Turtle at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, MD

National, International, & Long-term Science

Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative

North American Amphibian Monitoring Program

Integrated Waterbird Management and Modeling

Assessing Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise: Coastal Elevation and Modeling for Adaptation

Progression of the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and Future Direction

North American Bird Phenology Program

Bird Banding Laboratory

Patuxent's Biological Survey Unit

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Aquatic Research to Support SALCC Science Needs

WaterSMART: Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/ Flint River (ACF) Basin

The Wildlife Energy Frontier: Science Providing Solutions for the Future/Climate Change and Wildlife: Science Providing Solutions for the Future

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