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2021 Science to Action Fellowship Accepting Applications Through January 31st

The Science to Action Fellowship program supports graduate students in directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision making about natural resources. During the fellowship year and beyond, Fellows benefit from collaborations with university and USGS mentors, from interactions with other colleagues and partners of USGS, and from exposure to high priority, real-world challenges in the natural resources policy arena. 

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Recurring, Large-Scale Drought Patterns Shape Forest Recovery After Wildfires

Large and severe wildfires, like those recently experienced across much of the West, are expected to become more common as the climate changes. In addition to the obvious damage and disruption these wildfires wreak on human communities, there is a lesser-known side effect of growing concern to managers and researchers — that some forests may not be able to recover from more intense wildfires under hotter and drier conditions brought on by climate change. 

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