Information Science and Management

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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.

Section Contacts

René Baumstark,
Section Administrator

    Annual Budget
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    Highlights on Current Research

    Center for Biostatistics and Modeling

    The Center for Biostatistics and Modeling provides biostatistical and data management support to the researchers and managers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.   Read More >

    Sample of Active Projects

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    Preserving the Past

    The Florida Wildlife Magazine Digital Preservation Project is professional stewardship of its historical issues for preservation and public access. The William H. Flowers, Jr. Foundation and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida funded the digitization of the issues from 1947 through 1979.

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    FWC Reporter

    The FWC Reporter is a mobile app that the public can use to report fish and wildlife concerns to the FWC. The app is designed to augment existing communications between the public and FWC biologists by providing an additional pipeline to reach agency staff.

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    Partners in Science Conservation

    The Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PFLCC) is one of 22 LCCs through North America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. The PFLCC is an applied conservation partnership, with the goal of fostering landscape-scale conservation to sustain natural and cultural resources for the benefit of both people and wildlife.