Linking Science to Decision Making

  • convening policy-relevant science dialogues
  • applied research
  • science synthesis and systematic reviews
  • indicator development and monitoring
  • program evaluation


mapping illustration

Managing Data and Information

  • compiling and integrating natural resource datasets
  • developing tools to access natural resources maps and spatial datasets
  • monitoring data exchange formats and standards
  • creating collaborative workspaces online
  • providing access to data and information



Willamette River by Jeff Behan.

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



photo of research team at work.

Coordinating Research

  • managing interdisciplinary research projects
  • coordinating research teams
  • facilitating large grant proposal development