A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
DOINews: SW CSC Director Named Fellow of the Ecological Society of America
Three USGS scientists were recognized as 2014 Ecological Society of America fellows for making exceptional contributions to an array of ecological fields.
The 2014 ESA fellow recipients from USGS are:
Dr. James Grace, USGS National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, La., for his critical contributions to the causal modeling methodology known as Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and to demonstrating its value for the study of ecological problems
Dr. Jon E. Keeley, USGS Western Ecological Research Center for his paramount cross-disciplinary research including the Southern California Wildfire Risk Scenario Project, which seeks to makes sense of fire hazard risk causes through ecological, geographical and statistical views
Dr. Stephen T. Jackson, director of the Interior Department's Southwest Climate Science Center, for his ingenious contributions toward effective engagement between climate scientists and resource managers, as well as indispensable research on the effects of environmental change on forests and wetlands.