Alaska Science Center
Goals of the USGS Changing Arctic Ecosystem Initiative
Advancing Genomic and Physiological Parameters as Sensitive Biomarkers of Change
Genomic, physiological and biochemical sciences are fields of investigation that are rapidly evolving and rely on advanced technologies. The USGS CAE Initiative provides resources for innovative research approaches, methodologies, and techniques. Through this avenue, researchers are exploring topics such as the status and transmission of wildlife pathogens within and among ecosystems, the level of immune system response by wildlife to stress, and the mapping of future wildlife distributions based on historical genetic diversity.
Project staff: Lizabeth Bowen and A. Keith Miles (USGS-Western Ecological Research Center), and Todd Atwood (USGS-Alaska Science Center).
Project staff: Chad Jay, Sarah Sonsthagen, and Sandra Talbot (USGS Alaska Science Center)