Alaska Science Center
ABOUT THE ALASKA
Alaska Science Center
Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web page for the resources of Alaska. We are providing timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, natural resources, and natural hazards for Alaska and our nation.
In the Spotlight
New Fact Sheet Provides Information on New and On-going Research Related to Wildlife Disease and Environmental Health in Alaska
Interagency Working Group Calls for Integrated Management and Planning for a Rapidly Changing Arctic
USGS Alaska Science Center Scientists and Managers served as members of writing teams that helped develop the newly released report to the President "Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic".
USGS Changing Arctic Ecosystems Initiative
New Fact Sheet Provides Update on Polar Bear and Walrus Response to the Rapid Decline in Arctic Sea Ice
Fact Sheet is online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3131/
New Fact Sheet Provides Update on Measuring and Forecasting the Response of Alaska's Terrestrial Ecosystem to a Warming Climate
Fact Sheet is online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3144/
Through the Changing Arctic Ecosystems (CAE) initiative, the USGS strives to inform key resource management decisions by better understanding how wildlife populations of special interest to the Department of the Interior are responding to rapid physical changes in the Arctic. The CAE initiative includes several research themes, including one focused on the marine ecosystem and effects of recent declines in sea ice on the polar bear and walrus and another focused on Arctic terrestrial systems and a range of focal wildlife species dependent on that environment. USGS has published two new Fact Sheets to highlight the integrative modeling framework, new technologies being developed and early findings of these research themes.
USGS Science in Alaska Portal
Changing Arctic Ecosystems - The Changing Arctic Ecosystems initiative includes Arctic ice-dominated ecosystems research which focus on understanding the relationships between physical processes, ecosystems and wildlife populations.
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