HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
USGS releases assessment of nation's biological resources

The common theme of a report detailing the first large-scale assessment of the health and status and trends of the nation's biological resources is that across the United States land use, water use and invasive species are the three factors most responsible for reported and often dramatic declines in the country's plants, animals and ecosystems, said Dr. Charles G. "Chip" Groat, director of the U.S. Geological Survey, in a keynote speech today announcing the release of the government report.

The two-volume report, Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources, was presented today at the S. Dillon Ripley Center in the Smithsonian Institution in an event sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Smithsonian Institute for Conservation Biology, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The report was produced by the U.S. Geological Survey with contributions from nearly 200 experts from federal government, academic and nongovernmental communities, including a section on marine resources written by the National Marine Fisheries Service. It synthesizes current information on status and trends of biological resources with a historical perspective of ecosystems across the country to assess how the nation's resources are changing. The report also covers the major factors that affect biological resources nationwide.

The report, said Groat, documents that the major land-use changes negatively affecting the health of biological resources are urbanization, conversion of lands to agriculture, draining of wetlands and the fragmentation of forests. "For example," he said, "in seven states once covered with native grasslands, less than 1 percent of the native tall-grass prairie habitat remains. Losses are due to agriculture, grazing, urbanization and mineral extraction. The result is that native grassland bird species have shown more consistent, widespread and steeper declines than any other grou
'"/>

Contact: Catherine Haecker
catherine_haecker@usgs.gov
703-648-4090
United States Geological Survey
17-Sep-1999


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. 5AM Solutions releases Microarray Enterprise Manage(TM) Software
2. Joslin Diabetes Center releases new low impact exercise video
3. The American Academy of Microbiology releases report
4. Academy Harbor Consortium releases letter on mercury to President Bush
5. The American Academy of Microbiology releases report
6. Journal announces scientific releases
7. ICSU releases GMO synthesis report
8. CAST releases report on environmental impacts of grazing systems on our nations resources
9. Twenty-years of long-term ecological research: National Science Foundation releases review report
10. NNSAs Livermore Lab partners with cities and counties to track biological, chemical releases
11. Refrigerator disposal releases ozone-depleting chemicals

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: USGS releases assessment nation biological resources

(Date:7/27/2015)... July 27, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... solutions, today announced that Huawei has selected the ... for its stylish smartwatch. Huawei chose the state-of-the-art ... low power and highly responsive human interface qualities ... designers also required a classic round watch face ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015   Zynx Health ... experience-based clinical improvement solutions, today announced that its ... now available on Android smartphones and tablets. With ... post-care organizations can use ZynxCarebook to securely exchange ... condition, streamline care transitions to other care settings, ...
(Date:7/23/2015)... Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of biometrics ... quarter ended June 30, 2015.  Revenue for ... of 33% compared to $6.8 million in the same quarter ... was $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, which compared ... same period a year ago.  Lower revenue ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Touchscreen Solution Powers New Huawei Watch 2Synaptics Touchscreen Solution Powers New Huawei Watch 3Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 3Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6
(Date:7/28/2015)... A n ew UK ... and commercialising innovative medicines to transform patient quality of life ... management team; blue chip investor ... Group Ltd ("Mereo"), a recently-formed speciality biopharmaceutical company, announces that ... from blue chip institutional investors and simultaneously acquired a portfolio ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... Strong Animals™ announced today that research ... operation and presented at the ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting held July 12-16 in Orlando, ... cows and increased milk fat content. Also, feed containing Stay Strong™ for Dairy Cows ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... The new Xsample 530 sample changer for vials ... wide range of liquid viscosities – from less than 12,000 mPas (internal air) up to ... , What immediately catches the eye about Xsample 530 is its removable magazine, which ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... 28, 2015  PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL, or the ... Company will release its second quarter 2015 financial results ... August 5, 2015, after market close. PDL,s management will ... 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results. ... available via the webcast link on the PDL website. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 2Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 3Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 4Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 5Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 6Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 7Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 8Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 9Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 10Mereo BioPharma Announces Formal Launch of Company; Raises $119m (c.£76.5m) and Acquires Innovative Mid-Stage Clinical Product Portfolio From Leading Pharmaceutical Company 11Strong Animals™ Announces South Dakota State University Research Demonstrates Stay Strong™ for Dairy Cows Improves Performance and Feed Stability 2New Moves in Automatic Sample Handling: Introducing Xsample 530 2PDL BioPharma to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results on August 5, 2015 2
Cached News: