Linking Science to Decision Making
  • convening policy-relevant science dialogues
  • conducting applied research
  • carrying out science synthesis and systematic reviews
  • developing natural resources indicators and monitoring tools 


Providing Technical Assistance and Analysis
  • developing, adapting, and transferring science-based tools, models, and methods
  • conducting scientific analyses to evaluate the status and trends of natural resources

    Managing Data and Information
    • compiling and integrating natural resource datasets
    • developing tools to access natural resources maps and spatial datasets
    • monitoring data exchange formats and standards
    • creating collaborative workspaces online
    • providing access to data and information


      Coordinating Research
      • managing interdisciplinary research projects
      • coordinating research teams
      • facilitating large grant proposal development