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The scientists from the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center capitalize on their diverse expertise to answer critically important scientific questions shaped by the equally diverse environments of the western United States. FRESC scientists collaborate with each other and with partners to provide rigorous, objective, and timely information and guidance for the management and conservation of biological systems in the West and worldwide.

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Cheatgrass Modifies Microbial Contributions to Nitrogen Cycling in Sagebrush Soils
Cheatgrass invasion not only degrades native sagebrush ecosystems and important rangelands, it can also cause soil microbial communities to change over time. These... [Read more]
Assessing Health Risks of Anticoagulant Rodenticides Exposure in California Condors
Condors are one of the most endangered bird species globally. The exclusive scavenging behavior of California condors makes them particularly susceptible to exposure and... [Read more]
Factsheet Describes USGS Strategy for Addressing Emerging Wildlife Disease
A newly released USGS Factsheet describes a proactive approach for responding to the amphibian fungal pathogen Bsal, or [Read more]
Sagebrush Restoration Handbook – Site-Level Restoration Decisions
The USGS, in collaboration with other federal and university partners, have published part three of a three-part handbook addressing restoration of sagebrush ecosystems... [Read more]
Climate-Driven Genetic Differences Affect Big Sagebrush Survival
Genetic adaptation of sagebrush seedlings can influence the success of aridland restoration. To explore the survival of genetically distinct big sagebrush seedlings,... [Read more]
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