Fact Sheet 2012–3017
The long-term viability of species and populations is related to their potential to migrate, reproduce, and adapt to environmental changes. In the southeast United States, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are providing resource managers with genetic information to improve the long-term survival and sustainability of the Nation’s aquatic species. Research focused on native and imperiled species can assess the genetic factors influencing their survival and recovery, while work on invasive species can provide information on their proliferation, dispersal, and impacts on native species.
First posted September 6, 2012
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Hunter, M.E. and Pawlitz, R.J., 2012, Using genetic research to inform imperiled and invasive species management: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3017, 4 p., available at https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3017/.