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Ecosystems: Fisheries, Mammals, Birds, Ecosystems and Habitats, and Technical Programs
Ecosystems
Geography: Investigations into the use of remote sensing and GIS technologies for characterizing terrestrial ecosystems and land processes in the boreal and arctic regions of the U.S.
Geography
Geology: Mineral and energy resources, earthquake and landslide hazards, earth surface and geologic processes, and mineral/environmental cycling.
Geology
Water: Hydrologic Data, NWISWeb Data in Alaska, and Activities.
Water
Interdisciplinary Science: The key to understanding complex Alaskan systems lies in understanding the interactions between biological, hydrological, geological and ecosystem processes.
Interdisciplinary
Science
USGS Science in Alaska Portal: A searchable, web map-based tool to facilitate public and partner access to information on over 200 subjects under USGS study in the Nation's largest State.
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Welcome to the Alaska Science Center

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Alaska Science Center (ASC), headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. At the ASC, all of the USGS Mission Area Programs are managed collectively with a vision to achieving an integrated landscape level understanding of the highly diverse and complex Alaskan and Arctic Ecosystems. The mission of the Alaska Science Center is to provide objective and timely data, information, and research findings about the earth and its flora and fauna to Federal, State, and local resource managers and the public to support sound decisions regarding natural resources, natural hazards, and ecosystems in Alaska and circumpolar regions.


Featured Research

Changing Arctic Ecosystems
Changing Arctic Ecosystems
AK Strategic and Critical Minerals Evaluation
AK Strategic and Critical Minerals Evaluation
AK Earthquake Hazards Studies
AK Earthquake Hazards Studies
Glacier Studies
Glacier Studies

In The Spotlight

Frontiers of Ecology coverPutting collar on polar bear.Umiat station in summer 2008.View of Columbia Glacier's terminus as it enters the waters of Prince William Sound.Sarah McCloskey verifies place names on USGS topographic maps with community leaders (left to right) Benedict Jones and Franklin Kaki Dayton, Sr. in Koyukuk, Alaska (photo: Catherine Moncrieff, Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association).Photo of a polar bear.
New Publication on Wildlife Health … Read More
Polar Bear Study Examines Capture and Release Methods … Read More
Update on Arctic Climate Monitoring Array—Data Series 892 … Read More
What do Calving Glaciers, Avalanches, and Earthquakes Have in Common? … Read More
Mapping Traditional Place Names along the Koyukuk River … Read More
A New Polar Bear Report … Read More

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