Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration

Funding Sources

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida; FWC Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement; FWC Florida Wildlife Legacy Initiative – State Wildlife Grants Program; FWC Habitat and Species Conservation (HSC); FWC Habitat Assessment and Restoration; FWC Hunting and Game Management; FWC Invasive Plant Management; FWC Land Acquisition Trust Fund; FWC Nongame Trust fund; FWC Panther Trust Fund; FWC State Game Trust Fund; Georgia Aquarium; Gulf of Mexico Alliance; Mote Marine Laboratory; National Academy of Science; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Science Foundation; South Florida Water Management District; Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association; Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund; Tampa Bay Estuary Program; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Geological Survey; University of Florida; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Program Budget: $14,339,732

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
General Revenue 2.0 $173,587 $106,808 $158,589 $806,465 $0 $4,989,259 $6,234,708 $0 $6,234,708
PRTF 1.0 $91,621 $31,662 $20,000 $2,125 $0 $0 $145,408 $0 $145,408
MRCTF 21.0 $1,570,779 $835,572 $288,579 $234,168 $26,048 $602,533 $3,557,679 $0 $3,557,679
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $259,410 $259,410 $9,724 $269,134
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $159,021 $54,625 $41,000 $157,116 $0 $411,762 $0 $411,762
SGTF 4.0 $291,599 $119,009 $58,683 $29,461 $0 $0 $498,752 $0 $498,752
LATF 2.0 $118,052 $0 $0 $0 $0 $57,617 $175,669 $0 $175,669
GDTF 0.0 $15,926 $0 $0 $0 $0 $233,755 $249,681 $252 $249,933
FGTF 10.0 $555,028 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,009,938 $2,564,966 $231,721 $2,796,687
Totals 40.0 $2,816,592 $1,252,072 $580,476 $1,113,219 $183,164 $8,152,512 $14,098,035 $241,697 $14,339,732

Administration

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 3.0 $189,091 $0 $29,562 $28,200 $26,048 $0 $272,901 $0 $272,901
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $0 $8,092 $0 $0 $0 $8,092 $0 $8,092
SGTF 0.0 $0 $0 $36,612 $0 $0 $0 $36,612 $0 $36,612
Totals 3.0 $189,091 $0 $74,266 $28,200 $26,048 $0 $317,605 $0 $317,605

Fish and Wildlife Health

Aquatic Health Program: Jan Landsberg
Jan.Landsberg@MyFWC.com

Sport Fish Health Program: Theresa Cody
Theresa.Cody@MyFWC.com

Wildlife Health Program: Mark W. Cunningham, DVM
Mark.Cunningham@MyFWC.com

Researchers monitor, investigate causes and assist in the management of fish and wildlife diseases and die-offs. Staff members also conduct wildlife veterinary research.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
PRTF 1.0 $91,621 $31,662 $20,000 $2,125 $0 $0 $145,408 $0 $145,408
MRCTF 4.0 $299,892 $48,937 $4,192 $400 $0 $0 $353,421 $0 $353,421
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $147,266 $46,533 $41,000 $94,000 $0 $328,799 $0 $328,799
SGTF 2.0 $154,680 $119,009 $17,071 $29,461 $0 $0 $320,221 $0 $320,221
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $154,621 $154,621 $0 $154,621
FGTF 5.0 $291,045 $0 $0 $0 $0 $85,653 $376,698 $75,113 $451,811
Totals 12.0 $837,239 $346,874 $87,796 $72,986 $94,000 $240,274 $1,679,169 $75,113 $1,754,282


Habitat Research

Habitat Research Administrator II: Caroline Gorga
Caroline.Gorga@MyFWC.com

Coastal Wetlands Program: Ryan Moyer
Ryan.Moyer@MyFWC.com

Coral Habitat Program: Rob Ruzicka
Rob.Ruzicka@MyFWC.com

Seagrass Habitat Program:
Paul Carlson
Paul.Carlson@MyFWC.com

Brad Furman
Brad.Furman@MyFWC.com

Freshwater Plants Program: Craig Mallison
Craig.Mallison@MyFWC.com

Upland Habitat Program: Johanna Freeman
Johanna.Freeman@MyFWC.com

Biologists collect and analyze freshwater, marine and upland habitat and species data to aid in effective conservation, management and restoration action.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 7.0 $539,487 $168,223 $101,324 $23,970 $0 $0 $833,004 $0 $833,004
MRCTF/Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $259,410 $259,410 $9,724 $269,134
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $11,755 $0 $0 $63,116 $0 $74,871 $0 $74,871
SGTF 2.0 $136,919 $0 $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $141,919 $0 $141,919
LATF 2.0 $118,052 $0 $0 $0 $0 $57,617 $175,669 $0 $175,669
FGTF 4.0 $210,009 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,798,895 $2,008,904 $135,217 $2,144,121
GDTF 0.0 $15,926 $0 $0 $0 $0 $61,634 $77,560 $0 $77,560
Totals 15.0 $1,020,392 $179,978 $106,324 $23,970 $63,116 $2,177,556 $3,571,337 $144,941 $3,716,278


Harmful Algal Blooms Research

Katherine Hubbard
Katherine.Hubbard@MyFWC.com

Staff monitor coastal waters for harmful algal blooms (HABs), working closely with other agencies to protect public health, release up-to-date status reports and generate short term forecasts of red tides. Researchers also study the Florida red tide organism and other HAB species to understand the environmental factors that influence blooms.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
General Revenue 2.0 $173,587 $106,808 $158,589 $806,465 $0 $4,989,259 $6,234,708 $0 $6,234,708
MRCTF 7.0 $542,309 $618,412 $153,501 $181,598 $0 $602,533 $2,098,353 $0 $2,098,353
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FGTF 1.0 $53,974 $0 $0 $0 $0 $125,389 $179,363 $21,391 $200,755
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,500 $17,500 $252 $17,752
Totals 10.0 $769,869 $725,220 $312,090 $988,063 $0 $5,734,681 $8,529,924 $21,643 $8,551,567