U.S. Geological Survey Arctic Ecosystem Assessments

Fact Sheet 2021-3016
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The U.S Geological Survey (USGS) conducts natural hazard and resource assessments of the Earth’s ecosystems and the response of those ecosystems to environmental change, human activities, and land use. Arctic regions of Alaska are important for cultural and economic sustainability and host a wide variety of wildlife species, many of which are of conservation and management interest to the U.S. Department of the Interior. The USGS and collaborators provide information about Arctic ecosystems that are used by Arctic residents, management agencies, and industry. This fact sheet describes recent USGS assessments on focal species and important topic areas in the Arctic.

Suggested Citation

Pearce, J.M. and Van Hemert, C.R., 2021, U.S. Geological Survey Arctic ecosystem assessments: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021-3016, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213016.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Caribou
  • Migratory birds
  • Pacific walrus
  • Polar bears
  • Biosurveillance
  • Permafrost
  • Upcoming Assessments
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title U.S. Geological Survey Arctic ecosystem assessments
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2021-3016
DOI 10.3133/fs20213016
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Arctic
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