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Retrieval of Intertidal Biofilm Quantity and Nutritional Quality through Field Spectroscopy

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Microbial biofilm communities (comprised of bacteria, diatoms, protozoa, and fungi) inhabit the surface of intertidal mudflats and comprise a large proportion of shorebirds’ diets. Given their major role in intertidal food webs, understanding biofilm distribution, quantity, and nutritional value for shorebirds is of vital importance.

Using Satellites to Forecast Impacts of Climate Change on Trout

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Population viability analysis (PVA) is a modeling tool used to predict the probability that a population will persist under projected future conditions. A new study funded by NASA will develop methods to link PVA to spatial and temporal environmental variation data derived from data collected by NASA satellites. This project is a collaboration between the USGS, the University of Georgia, University of Montana, Trout Unlimited, University of Nevada-Reno, and the U.S. Forest Service.