Recent News

April 22, 2016
Oregon Zoo Polar Bear. Photo by Michael Durham, courtesy of the Oregon Zoo.

How Climate Change Might Affect Polar Bear Diets

The U.S. Geological Survey issued a joint press release with the Oregon Zoo on April 20, 2016 featuring results of a new study using zoo polar bears to help scientists better understand the effects of the polar bear's changing diet in remote Arctic regions.

February 5, 2015
A male Sage-grouse displaying his feathers. Photo by Doug Ouren, USGS.

New Publication on the Conservation Buffer Distance Estimates for Greater Sage-Grouse

This recent publication is a compilation and summary of published scientific studies that evaluate the influence of anthropogenic (human) activities and infrastructure on Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations. The report provides a convenient reference for land managers and others working to develop biologically relevant and socioeconomically practical buffer distances around sage-grouse habitats.

March 14, 2014
A picture of elk in the Lewis and Clark national Historical Park in Oregon

Elk Monitoring in Oregon

Friday, March 14, 2014 Paul Griffin joined a conference call with coauthor Kurt Jenkins, about elk monitoring work that he designed at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Oregon. He previously did work for the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) there.

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
Estimating the economic impacts of ecosystem restoration—Methods and case studies
Cullinane Thomas, Catherine, Christopher Huber, Kristin Skrabis and Joshua Sidon
2016 Open-file Report
Pruning high-value Douglas-fir can reduce dwarf mistletoe severity and increase longevity in central Oregon
Maffei, H.M., G.M. Filip, N.E. Grulke, B.W. Oblinger, E.Q. Margolis, and K.L. Chadwick
2016 Journal Article
The differing biogeochemical and microbial signatures of glaciers and rock glaciers
Fegel T.S., J.S. Baron, A.G. Fountain, G.F. Johnson, E.K. Hall
2016 Journal Article


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