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New historic landcover data shows agricultural past of the South Atlantic

New USGS predictions of historic landcover change simplified to only show agriculture (orange), urban (red), and open water (blue). As part of a larger carbon modeling project, USGS recently released yearly landcover predictions going back to 1938. It provides a really interesting view into our heavily agricultural past and a time without the [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on New historic landcover data shows agricultural past of the South Atlantic

Student positions: Wildlife Ecologist and GIS Technician

The USGS, FWS, GCPO LCC, and other partners are working to identify explicit biological objectives for conservation target species that are representative of sustainable Gulf habitats and, for a subset of those species, link these biological objectives to habitat characteristics that can be influenced by/considered in restoration efforts.  We anticipate hiring two students, a Wildlife Ecologist (MS) and [...]

By |October 28th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Student positions: Wildlife Ecologist and GIS Technician

Mechanisms of Aquatic Species Invasions Across the SALCC – An Update

The USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database (NAS; nas.er.usgs.gov) is a comprehensive tool for demonstrating where and when nonindigenous species have been sighted across the U.S. Information in the database is used for state-level invasive species management plans, to focus monitoring efforts, for public education, predictive modeling, and for avoiding unintentional introductions during inter-basin water transfers. [...]

By |May 8th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Mechanisms of Aquatic Species Invasions Across the SALCC – An Update

National Land Cover Database, Current Results and Future Plans

By now you all have probably heard that the 2011 National Land Cover Database (NLCD) has been released.  It is always exciting to get another snapshot of land cover that is consistent across our entire landscape. I was even more excited after listening into the webinar "The NLCD, Current Results and Future Plans".  In this webinar Dr Homer announced [...]

By |May 2nd, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on National Land Cover Database, Current Results and Future Plans

USGS tools to assess nutrient inputs to the nation’s estuaries and Great Lakes

Nutrient enrichment of our nation's streams, lakes, and estuaries is widespread and can contribute to harmful algal blooms, increasing costs for drinking water and causing declines in ecosystem health. Maps and tables describing the major sources and watershed inputs of nutrients to the Great Lakes and estuaries along the Atlantic coast, Gulf of Mexico, and the [...]

By |March 7th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on USGS tools to assess nutrient inputs to the nation’s estuaries and Great Lakes