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.
Annual Budget: $4,641,588
Highlights on Current Research
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.
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.
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.
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.