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February 18, 2016
Platte River near Kearney, NE, downstream view from USGS gauging station. Photo by

Filming for Documentary “Platte River Time Lapse” Takes Place in FORT Lab

On February 18, 2016, Dr. David Merritt, a riparian ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, met with Dr. Gregor Auble of FORT to film in the dendrochronology lab. Dr. Merritt is collaborating with the University of Nebraska to produce the documentary “Platte River Time Lapse”. The film crew documented the processing of samples within the lab environment as well as producing several high-resolution images of tree cores. The film is set for release sometime in the next year. 

April 24, 2012

USGS Invited to Participate in New Rural Initiative

USGS social scientist Jessica Montag has been invited by University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken and Vice President for Agriculture Ronnie Green to participate in a rural development conference 8-10 May 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the conference is to explore the creation of a major new initiative, the Rural Futures Institute (RFI), to enable rural residents to create desired futures. Dr.

April 28, 2010

Saltcedar and Russian Olive Report to Congress Now Available

In a new report, Saltcedar and Russian Olive Control and Demonstration Act Science Assessment, requested by Congress and released today, scientists provide a review of the scientific literature that evaluates and summarizes the existing "state of the science" on saltcedar (also called tamarisk) and Russian olive.

Products by Fiscal Year

Title Author Year Type
A Multiscale Index of Landscape Intactness for the Western United States
Carr, N.B., I.I.F. Leinwand, and D.J.A. Wood
2016 Data Release
First estimates of the probability of survival in a small-bodied, high-elevation frog (Boreal Chorus Frog, Pseudacris maculata), or how historical data can be useful
Muths, E.L., R.D. Scherer, S.M. Amburgey, T. Matthews, A.W. Spencer, and P.S. Corn
2016 Journal Article
ASPN – Assessing Socioeconomic Planning Needs (v.1)
Richardson, L., A.L. Everette, S. Dawson
2015 Web Application
Distribution of invasive and native riparian woody plants across the western USA in relation to climate, river flow, floodplain geometry and patterns of introduction
McShane, R.R., D.A. Auerbach, J.M. Friedman, G.T. Auble, P.B. Shafroth, M.F. Merigliano, M.L. Scott and N.L. Poff
2015 Journal Article


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