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USGS Projects, 2009 - 2014


Duffield, John, Economic Values of NPS resources-Lees to Badger Angler Survey 2011

Harper, Joel, Controls on Sperry Glacier Surface Mass Balance: Segregating Measurement Error and Local Effect from the Climate Signal 2009

Hauer, Richard, Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Ecosystems in the Great Northern Landscape: Vulnerability Assessment of Invertebrate Foodwebs, Landscape Remote Sensing of Tributaries, and Modeling for Conservation 2010 (Report)

Landguth, Erin, Developing and Applying an Agent-Based Gene Flow Model for Salmonids in Complex and Nonequilibrium Stream Environments 2011 (Report)

Lowe, Winsor, Assessing the Threat of Climate Change to Headwater Amphibians in Glacier National Park 2012, 2011, 2010

Luikart, Gordon, Predicting Climate Change Impacts on River Ecosystems and Salmonids across the Pacific Northwest Combining Vulnerability Modeling, Landscape Genomics, and Economic Evaluations for Conservation 2013, 2012

Luikart, Gordon, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotyping for Lake Trout 2012

Luikart, Gordon, SNP Genotyping for Western Cutthroat Trout 2012

Merigliano, Mike, Effects of the 2011 Floods on Some Benchmark Riparian Systems in the Northern Rocky Mountains 2011

Reiten, John, Stratigraphic Controls on Brine Movement in the Prairie Pothole Region 2011, 2009 (Presentation and Presentation Notes: Report)

Running, Steve & Cleveland, Cory, A Spatially Explicit Evaluation of the Bioenergy Potential of the     Southwestern United States 2013, 2011 (Report)

Servheen, Chris, Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Comprehensive Grizzly Bear Database 2010, 2009 (also funded in 2007)

Vance, Linda, Sagebrush Steppe Mapping and Prairie Pothole Assessment 2013, 2012

Wilcox, Andrew, Geomorphic and hydrogeological influences on bull trout spawning habitat 2011 (Report)


Bramblett, Robert, Predicting Effects of Climate Change on Native Fishes in Northern Great Plains Streams 2011

Cherry, John, Modeling Habitat-Specific Probability of Occurrence of Grizzly Bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 2011, 2010, 2009

Cross, Wyat, Linking whole system carbon cycling to quantitative food webs in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon 2010 (Report)

Greenwood, Mark, Analysis of Multiple Time Scales in Wetland Hydrology 2010, 2009 (Report)

Himes-Boor, Gina, Quantitative Approaches to Disease Spread Modeling 2013

Higgs, Megan, Integrated Analysis Modeling, and Synthesis of the Impacts of Blister Rust and Mountain Pine Beetle Mortality to Whitebark Pine in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 2010, 2009 (Report p.56)

Higgs, Megan, Investigating Potential Environmental Factors Influencing Macroinvertebrate Metrics of Stream Health within Headwater Stream 2011

Irvine, Katherine, Investigating Graphical Models for Predicting Wetland Vegetation: Bayesian Belief Networks and Bayesian Graphical Models 2010, 2009 (Completion Report; Report 1; Report 2; Journal Article)

Kalinowski, Steve, Genetic Analysis of Mule Deer Connectivity in Montana 2009

Kipfer, Todd, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Wildlife Health Research 2011, 2010

Kipfer, Todd & Lotts, Kelly, NBII Web-Based Science Research, Synthesis and Communication 2011, 2010

Kipfer, Todd & Lotts, Kelly, Web-Based Data and Information Delivery for the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) 2011, 2010

Lageson, David, Bedrock and Quaternary Geology of the Upper Tepee Basin 7.5-minute quadrangle, Montana 2011

Lageson, David, Reactivation of Laramide Structures by the 1959 Ms7.5 Hebgen Lake - Red Canyon Earthquake Sequence, Montana 2010

Marshall, Lucy, Addressing computational paradigms in modeling the impacts of climate variability on watershed yield 2010

McMahon, Thomas, Evaluating the Impact of Anadromous Fish Reintroduction on Native Salmonid Species Across the Pacific Northwest 2013

Poole, Geoffrey, Assessing hydrologic response to channel reconfiguration: Science to inform the restoration process, Silver Bow Creek, Montana 2010

Shanahan, Elizabeth, Decision Identification for Fish and Wildlife Management 2012

Sheppard, John, Scenario Analysis Using Climate Knowledge for Fish and Wildlife Managers: Exploring and Integrating Artificial and related Probabilistic Graphical Methods 2012

Sprangler, Lee, Develpement of Web Resources t Deliver Natural Resources Science Information 2013, 2012

Whitlock, Cathy, Collaborative Modeling Approaches for Climate and Landscape Planning in the Northern Rockies: Exploring FRAME-SIMPPLLE 2011


Daley-Laursen, Steven, DOI CI Pilot: Data Management for Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and Landscape Conservation Centers (LCCs) 2011

Daley-Laursen, Steven, Migration of the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) Website to the University of Idaho and Assessment of Future Services and Functions 2012

Hicke, Jeffrey, Effects of Climate-Incuted Disturbances on Forest Ecosystems in the Western US 2012, 2011, 2009

Waits, Lisette, Detecting Amphibian Species Using Environmental DNA from Filtered Water Samples 2012, 2011


Ge, Shemin, Understanding Fluid Injection Induced Seismicity 2013

Goldstein, Philip, OBIS-USA (Ocean Biogeographic Information System US) 2012

Guralnick, Rob & Goldstein, Philip, Development of the data component for the national marine theme of NBII (OBIS-USA) Year 1 - 4 2011, 2010, 2009 (also funded in 2008)

Kociolek, Patrick, Development of an On-line Workbench Tool for Consistent and Correct Identificaiton of Freshwater Diatoms in the US 2010

Neff, Jason, Dust Chemistry Monitoring in the Southwestern US 2011, 2009

Neff, Jason, Dust Flux Measurement in Western US 2012

Neff, Jason, Soil Process Modeling for the Yukon Basin 2011, 2009


Clements, William, Mechanisms of Metal Uptake and Transfer in Stream and Riparian 2011

Clements, William, Use of Microcosm Experiments to Evaluate Effects of Elevated Major Ions on Aquatic Ecosystems (2013)

Howe, Adele, Web Mining and Repository Organization for Climate Change Information 2011, 2010, 2009

Jacoboi, Willliam, Impacts of Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) Infestations on Forested Ecosystems along the Colorado Front Range 2011, 2010

Loomis, John, Economic Valuing Moderate-Resolution Imagery in Decision Making 2009, 2008 (Report)

Loomis, John, Landsat Technical Assistance to U.S. Geological Survey 2011

Loomis, John, Valuation of Water Reource Benfits form Landsat Imagery 2011

Newman, Gregory, Terrestrial Ecosystem Characterization in the Northern Rockies: Vegetation, Phenology, Soil Sampling and Data Analysis for the Wyoming Landscape 2013

Ojima, Dennis, North Central Climate Science Center Implementation Activities: Data-Model Exchange Strategy for Climate Impact and Response Analyses and Regional Assessment of the Great Plains 2012, 2011

Prihodko, Lara, Vegetation and Biological Soil Sampling and Data Analysis for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) and Other Vegetation Research Partners 2010, 2009, 2008

Ryan, Michael, Integrating Modeling and Empirical Approaches to Improve Predictions of Tropical Forest response to climate change 2013

Sibold, Jason, Impacts of Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) on Forested Ecosystems in Colorado: Regeneration Status and Dynamics of Rare Ponderosa Pine Strands in the Western Front Range 2010 (ROMO Report)

Wallenstein, Matthew, Identifying the Next Generation of Ecosystem Indicators 2012

Webb, Colleen, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Evolution Disease Agreement 2010 2010

Wilson, Kenneth, Coordination and Writing of Rapid Ecological Assessment for the Wyoming Basin 2013


Caffrey, Paul, Maintenance and Enhancements to Wyoming National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) 2009

Caffrey, Paul, Research and Enhancements to Wyoming's National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) 2011, 2010

Lauenroth, William, Climate Change and Ecohydrology in Temperate Dryland Ecosystems: A Global Assessment 2012

Lauenroth, William, The Influence of Changing Climate on Water Cycling and Terrestrial Water Availability in the Southern Rockies Region 2011