Information Science and Management


Researchers in this section address complex natural resource issues by integrating ecological, cultural and socioeconomic information using statistical and spatial analysis techniques. Staff develop maps and model distribution patterns of fish and wildlife, identify lands and waters that are conservation priorities, and assess economic impacts of recreational activities. The section’s database experts, statisticians, research librarians, specimen collection managers, outreach specialists and scientific editor provide additional support to FWC scientists and managers.


René Baumstark,
Section Administrator

Annual Budget: $4,477,916
Staff: 60

Highlights on Current Research

  • Florida Ecological Report Card

    The Information Science and Management section embarked on a project to quantify the different ecosystems of Florida, how susceptible they are to climate change and other stressors, and to be used as a guide for landscape and conservation managers.