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