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The Biological Resources Discipline (BRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) works with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources.
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Scientist with micropipetteThe Genetics and Genomics Web site is the single point source on the Web for discovering all the latest research activities and capabilities of USGS Biological Resources Discipline (BRD) genetics and genomics. Research summaries and images; contact information for scientists; a full genetics and genomics glossary; and detailed information about methods, equipment, services, and expertise available at each BRD science center and cooperative research unit are just some of the great resources to be found. more>>

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Science Center Locations

Map of USGS Science Center Locations Alaska Biological Science Center Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Southwest Biological Science Center Western Ecological Research Center Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center Center for Biological Informatics Fort Collins Science Center Columbia Environmental Research Center National Wetlands Research Center Florida Integrated Science Center Leetown Science Center Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Great Lakes Science Center National Wildlife Health Center Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Western Fisheries Research Center USA National Phenology Network The USGS BRD has science and technology centers located throughout the United States. Typically, activities are closely aligned with the diversity of biological resources near each center.

Science center researchers represent a broad mix of scientific disciplines. Areas of expertise include aquatic systems (toxic material and other stressors), botany, ecosystem analysis and modeling, fishery chemistry and management, forest management, genetics, invertebrate zoology, museum curation, nutrition, phenology, statistical design and analysis, taxonomy and systematics, toxicology, urban ecology, and wildlife habitat evaluation.

USGS Biological Resources Discipline
National Headquarters Reston, VA
Center for Biological Informatics (CBI - Denver, CO)
USA National Phenology Network (Tucson, AZ)
Western Region
Alaska Science Center (ASC, Anchorage)
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC, Corvallis)
Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC, Flagstaff)
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center (PIERC, Honolulu)
Western Ecological Research Center (WERC, Sacramento)
Western Fisheries Research Center (WFRC, Seattle)
Central Region
Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC, Columbia)
Fort Collins Science Center (FORT, Ft. Collins)
National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC, Lafayette)
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC, Jamestown)
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NRMSC, Bozeman)
Eastern Region
Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC, Gainesville)
Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC, Ann Arbor)
Leetown Science Center (LSC, Kearneysville)
National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC, Madison)
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC, Laurel)
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC, LaCrosse)
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