What are parasitologists doing in the United States Geological Survey?

Comparative Parasitology



The United States Geological Survey (USGS) was formed in 1879 as the nation's primary natural science and information agency. The mission of the agency is to provide scientific information to a??describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.a?? Prior to 1996, the USGS comprised 3 divisions or disciplines: geology, mapping, and water. Historically, the agency was most noted for cartographic products that were used widely by both government and private sector. With the inclusion of the National Biological Service into the USGS in 1996 as the Biological Resource Discipline (BRD), a living resources dimension was added to the earth sciences character of the USGS. With the addition of BRD, the bureau is able now to contribute both the physical and biological sciences to address the nation's resource management problems.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title What are parasitologists doing in the United States Geological Survey?
Series title Comparative Parasitology
DOI 10.1654/1525-2647(2002)069[0132:WAPDIT]2.0.CO;2
Volume 69
Issue 2
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher The Helminthological Society of Washington
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 3 p.
First page 132
Last page 134
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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