November is Manatee Awareness Month; but no matter what time of year it is, manatees deserve to be celebrated. These amazing creatures fulfill a unique niche by serving as indicator species for ecosystems across the United States. Because of their reliance on the health of their habitat, manatees often act as a signal of their environment’s well-being. NOAA photo by Michael Buchanan.
Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Are you a Biologist, or Ecologist, or Physical Scientist, interested in working in collaboration with other scientists in the program development of a ground-breaking approach to scientific research on the impact climate has on fish, wildlife, habitats & cultural resources? Are you a dynamic speaker who can easily understand and explain scientific research findings to individuals with varying degrees of scientific knowledge and education. Do you find joy in the challenges and rewards that comes with being a supervisor? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!
USGS is advertising for the leader of the Northeast Climate Science Centers in Amherst, MA. Come help the Department of Interior and USGS implement one of the eight new Climate Science Centers, focusing on developing climate science in support of developing adaptation strategies for fish, wildlife and their habitats, and other natural and cultural resource management endpoints. This position will direct lead, and manage and the activities of up to five research scientists and three administrative staff and will work closely with resource management partners and University Principal Investigators in developing the CSC science priorities. The incumbent will implement an annual science plan that brings together federal, state and university research to support resource management planning and action. The incumbent will be expected to obtain an official affiliation with the host University and will be able to develop their own research program focused on climate effects on natural resources.