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Information Science and Management

Providing technological expertise to address Florida's fish and wildlife issues.

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.


Center for Biostatistics and Modeling
Researchers help to make scientific results more reliable and useful by providing statistical consulting support, developing study designs and statistical analysis plans, helping analyze scientific data and producing user-friendly software tools for statistical analysis, modeling procedures and information visualization. 

Center for Spatial Analysis
Using computer mapping and geographic data analysis methods, researchers map habitats, model animal distributions, develop mapping applications and produce digital and hard-copy maps and graphics for distribution to natural resource managers and the public.

Research Information Services
Staff coordinates the management of FWRI databases; oversees production and distribution of digital and hard-copy publications; implements statewide outreach programs presenting scientific information for public audiences; and oversees one of the largest collections of marine fish and invertebrate specimens in the southeastern U.S.

Additional Information
GIS and Mapping