Understanding and proactively strategizing to slow the population decline of the gopher tortoise
Our Wildlife Conservation and Mitigation Program conducts problem-driven research addressing today’s challenging wildlife and habitat management questions. We promote stewardship of wildlife populations, including game, nongame, endangered and threatened species, and their habitats, through the application and translation of sound science and outreach efforts.
Compiling the best available science that will serve as the basis of ESA decisions from listing, delisting and downlisting.
Determining the impacts of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome
Increasing the fundamental knowledge of freshwater mussels ecology in Texas
Surveying the spot-tailed earless lizard to develop a comprehensive conservation and management plan