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. 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: $4,641,588
Staff: 61

Highlights on Current Research

  • map showing sea level rise impacts for the entire state of Florida

    Assessing Potential Impacts of Sea Level Rise in Florida

    Researchers develop an analysis of how to accurately predict sea level rise in a wide variety of Florida habitats.

  • An example of improved classification of scrub mangrove habitat

    Cooperative Land Cover (CLC) Map

    The Cooperative Land Cover Map is a dataset and map designed to provide a detailed land-cover map and dataset for use by FWC and partners.

  • Landing page for the CAE

    Climate Adaptation Explorer

    The Climate Adaptation Explorer is an interactive toolkit for natural resource managers and others to understand and address current and future impacts of climate change on Florida’s ecosystems.

  • screenshot of a story map article

    Tampa Bay Living Shoreline Suitability Model

    The Living Shoreline Suitability model is a tool to help guide stakeholders on how best to protect coastal ecosystems using natural, living shoreline.