USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station
Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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Programs and Projects


Maintaining Faunal Diversity in Forested Ecosystems of the Coastal and Intermountain West

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Our mission is to provide the information and understanding needed to sustain wildlife diversity in dynamic landscapes with multiple resource demands. Toward this goal, members of the Unit investigate the life histories and determine the functional roles of vertebrate species associated with self-sustaining and resilient riparian and late-seral environments on various spatial scales. The unit uses this information to develop efficient monitoring strategies for individual species and for more general metrics of ecosystem condition. Please see our Research Work Unit Description. An accounting of our most recent accomplishments and publications can be found in our 2009 Attainment Report.

Selected Publications


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Biotic Responses to Changing Landscapes

There is an urgent need to develop approaches for assessing and planning for risks to biological resources through understanding of both natural and anthropogenic landscape patterns and processes across multiple spatial and temporal scales.

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Improved quantitative methods are needed to improve our understanding of the distributions, status, and viability of animal populations and to assess and monitor changing habitat conditions.

Picture of Shasta Salamander Ecology of Species of Concern

The management of natural resources continues to require an understanding of the ecology of individual species and higher taxa of conservation concern.

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