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Open-File Report 2014–1143

Fort Collins Science Center—Science Accomplishments for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

By Juliette T. Wilson and David B. Hamilton

Thumbnail of and link to report PDF (24.5 MB)Executive Summary

The Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) is a multi-disciplinary research and development center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Organizationally, FORT is within the USGS Southwest Region, although our work extends across the Nation and into several other countries. FORT research focuses on needs of the land- and water-management bureaus within the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), other Federal agencies, and those of State and non-government organizations. As a Science Center, we emphasize a multi-disciplinary science approach to provide information for resource-management decisionmaking. FORT’s vision is to maintain and continuously improve the integrated, collaborative, world-class research needed to inform effective, science-based land and resource management. Our science and technological development activities and unique capabilities support all USGS scientific Mission Areas and contribute to successful, collaborative science efforts across the USGS and DOI. We organized our report into an Executive Summary, a cross-reference table, and an appendix. The executive summary provides brief highlights of some key FORT accomplishments for each Mission Area. The table cross-references all major FY2012 and FY2013 science accomplishments with the various Mission Areas that each supports. The one-page accomplishment descriptions in the appendix are organized by USGS Mission Area and describe the many and diverse ways in which our science is applied to resource issues. As in prior years, lists of all FY2012 and FY2013 publications and other product types also are appended.

First posted August 29, 2014

For additional information contact:
Director, Fort Collins Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. C
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8118

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Suggested citation:

Wilson, J.T., and Hamilton, D.B., comps., 2014, Fort Collins Science Center—Science accomplishments for fiscal years 2012 and 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1143, 113 p.,

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)



Selected FORT Activities and Mission Area Support

Appendix 1. FORT Science Accomplishments for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

Administrative and Enterprise Information

Climate and Land-Use Change

Core Science Systems

Ecosystems–Fisheries: Aquatic and Endangered Resources

Ecosystems–Invasive Species

Ecosystems–Status and Trends of Biological Resources

Ecosystems–Terrestrial, Freshwater, and Marine Environments

Ecosystems–Wildlife and Terrestrial Resources

Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health

Natural Hazards


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