The mission of this research is to provide the resource data, analysis, and tools needed to effectively
identify current status and trends, management options and impacts, threats, and other natural processes in order to enhance the use and value of natural resources. AWAE research involving Inventory & Monitoring focuses on the acquisition and analysis of information related to characterizing natural resources at different scales as well as the interaction of those resources with human values and interests. It targets both current resource status as well as trends over time in the context of changing climate, different management strategies, and natural disturbance processes. It includes the development of new inventory and monitoring methods and techniques- such as plot-based, remote sensing, or genetic approaches- as well as the application of various methodologies to local- and broad-scale assessments. A major element of this strategic priority is the Interior West unit of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) national program. Major elements include components measured, approaches used, time frame, geographic extent, and scope of inventory.
Includes specific species of interest or grouping/aggregates of species. Examples of related Fish & Wildlife research can be found on the AWAE Fisheries page.
Includes both water as a habitat for aquatic species, water as a resource for human or other uses, aquatic habitats, and water quality and quantity. Examples of Water related research can be found on the AWAE Watershed Processes page.
Impacts on natural resources (ozone, etc.) and people. Examples of Air Quality related research can be found on the AWAE Atmospheric Sciences page.
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