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Eastern Geographic Science Center


The Science of
     Landscape Change...

The Eastern Geographic Science Center (EGSC) informs decision-makers of the potential environmental and societal consequences of landscape change.

EGSC scientists develop and apply the data, process understanding, and Web-based tools necessary to holistically evaluate and forecast impacts that land use and land cover changes have on individual, societal, and environmental health and well-being.



Recent accomplishments and events for the EGSC Team:

The following new publications are available.

  Fact Sheets:
    bullet Advanced Remote Sensing by Terry Slonecker, John W. Jones, Susan D. Price, and Dianna Hogan.
    bullet A landscape indicator approach to the identification and articulation of the ecological consequences of land cover change in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, 19702000 by Terry Slonecker.

  Web Sites:
    bullet The High-Performance Computing Cluster web site is now available.
    bullet The Environmental Mercury Mapping, Modeling, & Analysis web site is also now available.

  Peer-Reviewed Publication:
    bullet Fast, inclusive searches for geographic names using digraphs a USGS Techniques and Methods paper is now available by David Donato.

Also, please visit EGSC's other publications.

Best Scientific Paper by a New USGS Scientist Award

Dianne Hogan Dr. Dianna Hogan, a research physical scientist in the Eastern Geographic Science Center, is the first recipient of the Geography Discipline's Best Scientific Paper by a New USGS Scientist Award for 2007.

This is one of two annual awards that Geography has instituted to acknowledge individual scientists for their contribution to geographic science through published, peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Hogan shares the award with her co-author Dr. Mark Walbridge, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Their paper entitled Best Management Practices for Nutrient and Sediment Retention in Urban Stormwater Runoff was published in the Journal of Environmental Quality (Vol 36: 386-395, 2007) and contributes substantially to our knowledge of the effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMPs) structures in urban environmental settings. More information....

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