Managing Data and Information
  • compiling and integrating natural resource datasets and socio-economic databases
  • developing tools to inform planning and natural resource decision making
  • providing access to digitally archived information from institutional repositories
  • complying with federal and state data and metadata standards
Linking Science to Decision Making
  • convening policy-relevant science dialogues
  • carrying out science synthesis and reviews
  • developing natural resource 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
Conducting Research
  • field-based research
  • applied research
  • interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research projects