The U.S. Geological Survey Columbia Environmental Research Center performs research to solve challenging environmental problems related to contaminants and habitat alterations in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The research is interdisciplinary and pursued through partnerships within the U.S. Geological Survey and with national, international, state, and local agencies; nongovernmental organizations; and universities. Research is prioritized to provide science to the U.S. Department of the Interior and other natural resource management agencies to inform rehabilitation of degraded habitats and imperiled fish and wildlife populations.
The Columbia Environmental Research Center was established in 1966 in Columbia, Missouri, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fish Pesticide Research Laboratory; the Columbia Environmental Research Center was incorporated into the U.S. Geological Survey in 1996. The U.S. Geological Survey’s staff of 130 includes 90 scientists of which one-half have advanced degrees in ecology, toxicology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, hydrology, geology, and information technology.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2019, Columbia Environmental Research Center: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3040, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193040.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)
Table of Contents
- CERC Science Facilities
- Basic and Applied Scientific Expertise at the CERC
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Columbia Environmental Research Center|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Columbia Environmental Research Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|