Office of the Director

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The Office of the Director is responsible for managing a budget of more than $63,000,000, which supports all programs and operations of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). FWRI’s director leads the science sections and oversees Institute-wide functions, such as Research Operations, which provides facilities, grant administration and human resources support.

More than 700 staff members make up FWRI. FWRI’s headquarters, located in downtown St. Petersburg, is home base to nearly half of its employees. More than 20 field stations enable other FWRI staff members to be strategically located throughout the state near the resources they study.

Section Contacts

Gil McRae,
FWRI Director

Henry Norris,
FWRI Deputy Director

    Annual Budget
    including grants

    Field Laboratory Spotlight

    Apalachicola Field Laboratory

    FWRI's Apalachicola Field Lab is one of 28 field labs throughout the state of Florida. With several different research groups within the lab, staff strive to provide accurate and consistent data that could influence management decisions.   Read More >