Wildlife Research

Funding Sources

Bernard Lewis Charitable Foundation; Cornell University; Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida; Florida Trustee Implementation Group; Florida Wildlife Corridor; John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance; Naples Zoo Conservation Fund; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); NOAA Fisheries; Tampa Electric Company; The Nature Conservancy; United States Forest Service; University of Florida; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Program budget: $12,893,491

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
General Revenue 0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
PRTF 2.0 $169,445 $33,647 $38,852 $7,164 $0 $0 $249,108 $0 $249,108
MRCTF 7.0 $536,996 $159,013 $58,501 $3,008 $6,008 $2,104,000 $2,867,526 $0 $2,867,526
NGWTF 12.0 $908,755 $505,696 $360,437 $110,176 $7,335 $0 $1,892,399 $0 $1,892,399
STMTF 16.0 $1,166,389 $431,476 $228,398 $358,310 $0 $0 $2,184,573 $0 $2,184,573
SGTF 10.5 $754,035 $121,816 $119,207 $12,997 $6,500 $147,280 $1,161,835 $0 $1,161,835
GDTF 0.0 $143,124 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,716,294 $2,859,418 $0 $2,859,418
FGTF 6.5 $382,111 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,296,521 $1,678,632 $0 $1,678,632
Totals 54.0 $4,060,855 $1,251,648 $805,395 $491,655 $19,843 $6,264,095 $12,893,491 $0 $12,893,491

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 $29,589 $142,544 $55,576 $7,335 $0 $235,044 $0 $235,044
SGTF 1.0 $71,813 $0 $15,180 $5,687 $0 $0 $92,680 $0 $92,680
Totals 1.0 $71,813 $29,589 $157,724 $61,263 $7,335 $0 $327,724 $0 $327,724

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 6.0 $454,378 $192,710 $78,793 $7,800 $0 $0 $733,681 $0 $733,681
SGTF 4.0 $287,251 $9,415 $24,900 $3,500 $6,500 $0 $331,566 $0 $331,566
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,338,950 $1,338,950 $0 $1,338,950
FGTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $58,521 $58,521 $0 $58,521
Totals 10.0 $741,629 $202,125 $103,693 $11,300 $6,500 $1,397,471 $2,462,718 $0 $2,462,718

Marine Mammal Research and Rescue

Leslie Ward-Geiger
Leslie.Ward@MyFWC.com

Researchers focus on key topics, from population and risk assessment to behavioral ecology, to inform and help guide manatee and right whale conservation and recovery planning. The program coordinates statewide manatee rescues and participates in marine mammal stranding networks.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
General Revenue 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
MRCTF 3.0 $230,141 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,104,000 $2,334,141 $0 $2,334,141
STMTF 16.0 $1,166,389 $431,476 $228,398 $358,310 $0 $0 $2,184,573 $0 $2,184,573
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $840,322 $840,322 $0 $840,322
FGTF 3.0 $176,359 $0 $0 $0 $0 $854,406 $1,030,765 $0 $1,030,765
Totals 22.0 $1,572,889 $431,476 $228,398 $358,310 $0 $3,798,728 $6,389,801 $0 $6,389,801

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. The program also coordinates daily surveys of sea turtle nesting beaches statewide and coordinates documentation (including rescue when needed) of all dead, sick, or injured sea turtles that are found in Florida.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 4.0 $306,855 $159,013 $58,501 $3,008 $6,008 $0 $533,385 $0 $533,385
GDTF 0.0 $143,124 $0 $0 $0 $0 $502,022 $645,146 $0 $645,146
FGTF 3.5 $205,752 $0 $0 $0 $0 $210,905 $416,657 $0 $416,657
Totals 7.5 $655,731 $159,013 $58,501 $3,008 $6,008 $712,927 $1,595,188 $0 $1,595,188

Reptile, Amphibian, and Invertebrate Research

David Steen
David.Steen@MyFWC.com

Researchers study the ecology, conservation, and distribution of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates while generating data to inform management efforts.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
NGWTF 2.0 $151,459 $136,646 $59,000 $37,050 $0 $0 $384,155 $0 $384,155
SGTF 4.5 $323,158 $112,401 $79,127 $3,810 $0 $0 $518,496 $0 $518,496
FGTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Totals 6.5 $474,617 $249,047 $138,127 $40,860 $0 $0 $902,651 $0 $902,651

Terrestrial Mammal Research

Elizabeth Braun de Torrez
Elizabeth.Braun@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 $169,445 $33,647 $38,852 $7,164 $0 $0 $249,108 $0 $249,108
NGWTF 4.0 $302,918 $146,751 $80,100 $9,750 $0 $0 $539,519 $0 $539,519
SGTF 1.0 $71,813 $0 $0 $0 $0 $147,280 $219,093 $0 $219,093
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,000 $35,000 $0 $35,000
FGTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $172,689 $172,689 $0 $172,689
Totals 7.0 $544,176 $180,398 $118,952 $16,914 $0 $354,969 $1,215,409 $0 $1,215,409