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Podcast: Asian Carp

USGS and partners conducted an integrated pest management project on the Illinois River for Asian carp.

Asiab carp podcast


New Mississippi River Landscape Indicator Browser

Maps and metrics were developed for a number of indicators of landscape pattern including land cover composition and diversity, aquatic habitat diversity, and floodplain forest fragmentation.

Landscape Browser


Unraveling Mysteries of the Common Loon

This podcast provides insight into the life of the common loon as captured by research scientists with USGS using modern technologies.

Podcast:Loon


Great Lakes Aerial Surveys

Scientists conduct aerial surveys on the Great Lakes for waterbirds during migration and wintering.

Aerial Survey



Indiana Bat Ecology

Infection by White-nose Syndrome is likely to Extirpate the Endangered Indiana Bat over major portions of its current range

 Infection by White-nose Syndrome is likely to Extirpate the Endangered Indiana Bat over major portions of its current range


Fish Restoration

Researchers work to gain FDA approval of drugs critical to rearing fish for restoration and preservation programs in U.S.

Researchers work to gain FDA approval of drugs critical to rearing fish for restoration and preservation programs in U.S.


Assessing Global Change

The USGS is leading a growing network of U.S. and Canadian partners in assessing the impacts of climate, land use, and other stressors on interconnected wetlands and uplands.

The USGS is leading a growing network of U.S. and Canadian partners in assessing the impacts of climate, land use, and other stressors on interconnected wetlands and uplands.

 


Great Lakes Restoration

Scientists focus efforts on controlling Asian carp, investigating contaminant and botulism effects on birds, and understanding ecology of tributaries in support of the Great Lakes Restoration.

UMESC scientists focus efforts on controlling Asian carp, investigating contaminant and botulism effects on birds, and understanding ecology of tributaries in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.


Climate Change

A changing climate has potential impacts on species like mussels and amphibians, as well as the quality of water and habitats.

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Tracking Midwest Loons

USGS scientists are continuing to follow common loons from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan to determine the effects of Great Lakes avian botulism, and wintering in the Gulf.

USGS scientists are continuing to follow common loons from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan to determine the effects of Great Lakes avian botulism, and wintering in the Gulf.


Effects of Wind Power

Scientists are developing a three-dimensional model to assess wind energy impacts to crane populations at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin.

Scientists are developing a three-dimensional model to assess wind energy impacts to crane populations at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin.



Invasive Species

UMESC scientists are focusing on the development of ways to control the expanding populations of aquatic invasive species.

UMESC scientists are focusing on the development of ways to control the expanding populations of aquatic invasive species.

 


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Updated Digital LiDAR Data

With funding from Upper Mississippi River Restoration – Environmental Management Program, UMESC enhances existing high resolution data for Upper Mississippi River System.

Updated Digital LiDAR Data

 

Aquatic Toxicology

Scientists determine the risks human and veterinary-use compounds pose to aquatic systems.

Aquatic Toxicology: Scientists determine the risks human and veterinary-use compounds pose to aquatic systems.


Partnership provides LiDAR Data

With funding from Upper Mississippi River Restoration – Environmental Management Program, UMESC enhances existing high resolution data for Upper Mississippi River System.

Partnership between U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and UMESC have created high resolution elevation data for the St. Croix and Upper Mississippi Rivers.



 

Geologic Map Day

Celebrate the inaugural "Geologic Map Day" on October 19, as a part of the Earth Science Week 2012 activities.

http://www.earthsciweek.org/geologicmap/

 


Climate Change: Why such confusion?

UMESC Center Director Michael Jawson to lead discussion about climate change on October 27, 2011 at Myrick Hixon EcoPark, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

UMESC Center Director Michael Jawson to lead discussion about climate change on October 27, 2011 at Myrick Hixon EcoPark, La Crosse, Wisconsin.


 

"Our Ever-Changing Earth"

USGS is a proud sponsor of Earth Science Week October 9-15, 2011. ESW encourages people to explore the natural world and learn about the processes that shape our planet over time.

USGS is a proud sponsor of Earth Science Week October 9-15, 2011. ESW encourages people to explore the natural world and learn about the processes that shape our planet over time.


Long Term Resource Monitoring Program Report

Status and Trends of Selected Resources of the Upper Mississippi River System A summary of the ecological condition of the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.

Status and Trends of Selected Resources of the Upper Mississippi River System A summary of the ecological condition of the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.


Wind Fetch Model

Models have been developed to quantify wind fetch length and physical wave characteristics to quantify differences in island construction designs for three river projects.

Models have been developed to quantify wind fetch length and physical wave characteristics to quantify differences in island construction designs for three river projects.


USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative

The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) assesses the health, status, and trends of endangered, threatened and stable populations.

The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) assesses the health, status, and trends of endangered, threatened and stable populations.


2001 Flood Perspective

During April 2001, the Upper Mississippi River experienced record flooding in the La Crosse, Wisconsin region that was documented by UMESC staff.

During April 2001, the Upper Mississippi River experienced record flooding in the La Crosse, Wisconsin region that was documented by UMESC staff.


River Ecology

River scientists examine relationships between fish species, floodplain river complexity, and energy and nutrient sources.

River scientists examine relationships between fish species, floodplain river complexity, and energy and nutrient sources.


UMESC Open House

Come and enjoy the celebration on Saturday, September 8 with USGS!

UMESC Open House


 

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