News

June 1, 2017

Presentation on Economic Impacts of Tourism to Protected Areas by USGS Economist

Economist Cathy Cullinane Thomas attended and presented at an expert workshop on the economic impacts of tourism to protected areas at the International Nature Conservation Academy in Vilm, Germany. The workshop was aimed at establishing a global standard for visitor and socioeconomic monitoring in protected areas.

June 1, 2017

Examining Drought Sensitivity Across California Ecosystems

Dr. Tim Assal of the Fort Collins Science Center recently co-authored an article in the journal Ecosphere examining the differences in drought sensitivity across California ecosystems. Ecosystem resistance to the recent, severe drought was found to be lower in higher productivity systems compared to arid regions that are adapted to limited water resources.

May 18, 2017

Students Learn About USGS Uses of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

On May 16, 2017, Dr. Chris Holmquist-Johnson presented “Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for Science” at Irish Elementary School in Fort Collins. The presentation was an overview of Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) projects that use sUAS and was designed to show young science students how sUAS are used for different scientific applications.

May 18, 2017

USGS Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in Support of Science and Stewardship

On May 18, 2017, Dr. Chris Holmquist-Johnson presented “Using Small UAS for Science: Providing additional tools for wildlife detection, hydrologic mapping, and monitoring river processes and landscape change” at the the NPS Natural Sounds & Night Skies hosted “Training on the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Natural and Cultural Resource Science and Stewardship” (Fort Collins, CO May 18-19, 2017).

May 18, 2017

FORT Ecologists Featured in Santa Fe Reporter Cover Story

FORT Ecologist Collin Haffey and Research Ecologist Ellis Margolis were featured in this week's cover story for the Santa Fe Reporter.

May 4, 2017

Preserving and Publishing USGS Legacy Data at Risk: Historical Bathythermograph Data

The USGS Fort Collins Science Center’s Data at Risk (DaR) project has publicly released “Bathythermograph Data, Lake Michigan, 1954" (https://doi.org/10.5066/F7DV1H4B), the second of five USGS legacy data products identified by the project as at risk of loss or damage in 2016.

May 4, 2017

Preserving and Publishing USGS Legacy Data at Risk: Historical Bathythermograph Data

The USGS Fort Collins Science Center’s Data at Risk (DaR) project has publicly released “Bathythermograph Data, Lake Michigan, 1954" (https://doi.org/10.5066/F7DV1H4B), the second of five USGS legacy data products identified by the project as at risk of loss or damage in 2016.