Wildlife Research

Funding Sources

Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (University of Florida); Cornell University; Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund; Florida Department of Environmental Protection—Division of Recreation and Parks; Florida Department of Military Affairs, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Environmental Division; Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida; Florida Power and Light Company; John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance; Marine Mammal Center; Naples Zoo Conservation Fund; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; National Marine Fisheries Service; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Raymond James Trust; Southwest Florida Water Management District; Tampa Electric Company; University of Florida; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Forest Service; Wildlife Conservation Society

Program budget: $9,883,515

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
PRTF 2.0 $153,173 $7,890 $40,153 $14,500 $0 $0 $215,716 $12,196 $227,912
MRCTF 6.0 $475,090 $157,350 $57,892 $2,105,000 $58,809 $0 $2,854,141 $54,767 $2,908,908
MRCTF/
Grants
0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $735 $735 $441 $1,176
NGWTF 12.0 $864,247 $459,049 $291,100 $240,358 $44,335 $0 $1,899,089 $90,084 $1,989,173
STMTF 16.0 $1,075,380 $451,491 $333,239 $347,435 $11,625 $0 $2,219,170 $53,982 $2,273,152
SGTF 10.5 $719,487 $129,929 $119,488 $2,810 $6,000 $147,280 $1,124,994 $42,118 $1,167,112
SGTF/
GRANTS
0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000 $15,000 $0 $15,000
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $252,374 $252,374 $489 $252,862
FGTF 6.5 $362,451 $0 $0 $0 $0 $576,644 $939,095 $109,124 $1,048,219
Totals 53.0 $3,649,828 $1,205,709 $841,872 $2,710,103 $120,769 $992,033 $9,520,314 $363,200 $9,883,515

Administration

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $25,063 $150,476 $83,672 $44,335 $0 $303,546 $90,084 $393,630
SGTF 1.0 $96,261 $0 $0 $0 $6,000 $0 $102,261 $42,118 $144,379
Totals 1.0 $96,261 $25,063 $150,476 $83,672 $50,335 $0 $405,807 $132,202 $538,009

Avian Research

Andrew Cox, Andrew.Cox@MyFWC.com

Researchers provide data on the life history, population biology and ecology of Florida’s bird species to aid managers in developing conservation plans and to assist recovery efforts.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
NGWTF 7.0 $505,496 $137,585 $50,444 $25,553 $0 $0 $719,078 $0 $719,078
SGTF 4.0 $234,991 $30,000 $24,000 $0 $0 $0 $288,991 $0 $288,991
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,202 $35,202 $0 $35,202
FGTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,677 $9,677 $0 $9,677
Totals 11.0 $740,487 $167,585 $74,444 $25,553 $0 $44,879 $1,052,949 $0 $1,052,949

Marine Mammal Research

Leslie Ward-Geiger, Leslie.Ward@MyFWC.com

Researchers focus on key topics, from population assessment to behavioral ecology, to inform and help guide manatee and right whale conservation and recovery planning.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 2.0 $164,074 $0 $0 $2,104,000 $24,000 $0 $2,292,074 $0 $2,292,074
MRCTF/ Grant 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
STMTF 16.0 $1,075,380 $451,491 $333,239 $347,435 $11,625 $0 $2,219,170 $53,982 $2,273,152
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $150,738 $150,738 $0 $150,738
FGTF 3.0 $178,973 $0 $0 $0 $0 $304,786 $483,759 $62,235 $545,994
Totals 21.0 $1,418,427 $451,491 $333,239 $2,451,435 $35,625 $455,524 $5,145,740 $116,217 $5,261,958

Marine Turtle Research

Allen Foley, Allen.Foley@MyFWC.com

Researchers investigate the life history, population biology, ecology, behavior and migrations of sea turtles to guide conservation and recovery planning.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 4.0 $311,017 $157,350 $57,892 $1,000 $34,809 $0 $562,068 $54,767 $616,835
MRCTF/Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $735 $735 $441 $1,176
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $40,891 $40,891 $0 $40,891
FGTF 3.5 $183,478 $0 $0 $0 $0 $178,681 $362,159 $46,888 $409,047
Totals 7.5 $494,494 $157,350 $57,892 $1,000 $34,809 $220,307 $965,853 $102,096 $1,067,949

Reptile and Amphibian Research

Anna Farmer, Anna.Farmer@MyFWC.com

Researchers study a variety of topics related to amphibians and reptiles (other than sea turtles), and monitor species populations while supporting conservation efforts.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
NGWTF 1.0 $68,882 $154,440 $33,700 $61,632 $0 $0 $318,654 $0 $318,654
SGTF 4.5 $320,856 $99,929 $95,488 $2,810 $0 $0 $519,083 $0 $519,083
FGTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,117 $22,117 $489 $22,605
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $68,729 $68,729 $0 $68,729
Totals 5.5 $389,739 $254,369 $129,188 $64,442 $0 $90,846 $928,583 $489 $929,072

Terrestrial Mammal Research

Jeffery A. Gore, Jeff.Gore@MyFWC.com

Researchers investigate the natural history, population biology, ecology and behavior of land-based mammals, providing current scientific information necessary for maintaining viable populations of Florida’s native mammals.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
PRTF 2.0 $153,173 $7,890 $40,153 $14,500 $0 $0 $215,716 $12,196 $227,912
NGWTF 4.0 $289,868 $141,961 $56,480 $69,501 $0 $0 $557,810 $0 $557,810
SGTF 1.0 $67,379 $0 $0 $0 $0 $147,280 $214,659 $0 $214,659
SGTF/
GRANTS
0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000 $15,000 $0 $15,000
FGTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,771 $14,771 $0 $14,771
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,426 $3,426 $0 $3,426
Totals 7.0 $510,420 $149,851 $96,633 $84,001 $0 $180,477 $1,021,383 $12,196 $1,033,579