The Medicine Bow National Forest (MBNF) consists of approximately 1,383,790 acres of forested land, grassland, and sagebrush steppe in southeastern Wyoming. Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), an invasive plant… Read More
Identifying drought-prone areas and developing an early warning system for crop damage. Protecting biologically diverse areas of the National Park System with a trail monitoring tool. Confirming flooded areas to better inform decision-makers during a disaster.
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Harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Western Basin of Lake Erie have been increasing in frequency and severity over the past decade. Cyanobacteria is the dominant phylum in the blooms that occur in Lake… Read More
The expansion of cities and infrastructure networks has raised concerns regarding the impact of growing artificial light pollution on wildlife and human well-being. In addition to degrading night skies for… Read More
While poverty in Thailand has decreased from 67% in 1986 to 13% in 2012, 6.7 million people were still living within 20% of the poverty line in 2014. Economic uncertainty caused by recurring droughts and… Read More
The Ohio River provides the 13-state region of the Ohio River Valley with economic and social benefits through power generation, industrial manufacturing, drinking water, and recreational uses. While the river… Read More
Colombia contains a variety of endemic species, making it one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Due to a recent peace treaty between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the… Read More
The Fremont River in Utah provides water for wildlife, riparian habitats, and irrigation for approximately 16,000 acres of agricultural lands, which includes the historic orchards and pastures maintained by… Read More
As a largely snowmelt-fed watershed, Utah's Fremont River Basin provides year-round irrigation for approximately 16,000 acres of agricultural areas, including historic orchards and pastures maintained by… Read More