Thursday, September 15, 2016
Scientists and Officials Celebrate 50 Years of Groundbreaking Science in Columbia
Representatives from the offices of Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Claire McCaskill and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler will join leaders from the U.S. Geological Survey, federal and state partners and city officials for a special 50th anniversary event at the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center in Columbia, Missouri, this Thursday, September 15.
The CERC was established in 1966 in response to the Pesticide Research Act, which authorized the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to investigate the nation’s concern with pesticide effects on fish and wildlife. The center’s capabilities have grown over the past five decades in response to emerging concerns with environmental pollution, invasive species, endangered species and the ecology of large rivers.
Over the past half-century, the CERC has provided groundbreaking research that has assisted resource managers in making informed choices across the landscape. The center has produced innovative studies to assess the impact of environmental pollutants on fish and wildlife health. Research focuses on topics ranging from emerging contaminants, such as endocrine disruptors and intersex fish, to species of interest such as the invasive Asian carp and endangered pallid sturgeon and piping plover.
Thursday September 15, 2016, Formal program: 9 a.m. Tours of the facilities:10 a.m.
Where: USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center, 4200 New Haven Road, Columbia, Missouri 65201