Category Archives: Communications Corner

Bonefish Research

Dr. Liz Wallace is working closely with partners at the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, Cape Eleuthera Institute and Fisheries Conservation Foundation to study population connectivity between bonefish in Florida, The Bahamas and across the Caribbean. Since this project began, the communications team has teamed up with Liz to share project updates, photos and videos with anglers and the general public using social media and the FWRI website. Angler outreach and education is an important part of this study, and our online efforts aim to inform anglers and encourage them to get involved by collecting bonefish fin clips for ongoing genetics research. The data collected during this study will ultimately benefit the fishery, and our team will continue working with researchers to fulfill their outreach needs for this project.

The following is a sample of posts created by the Communications Office to promote this project.

FWRI Website
Bonefish at

On Facebook
February 29, 2016
October 6, 2015
May 29, 2015
May 4, 2015

On Flickr
Bonefish Genetics Research in Andros, Bahamas – February 2016
Bonefish Genetics Research – June 2015
Bonefish Genetics Research in Grand Bahama – April 2015

On Instagram


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Programs Document

Document cover
The cover for this year’s document was created by FWRI staff member Robert Lasley.

2015-2016 Programs of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Each year, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute produces a summary of its programs. The 2015-2016 FWRI Science Programs document provides an overview of our major programs to enhance understanding of the scope and purpose of the technical information we produce. The document also provides budget information, as well as listings of publications and partnerships for the current fiscal year.

You can read this publication online or download a PDF version from our website.


View an archive of past “Communications Corner” articles

Highlighting habitat restoration

by Bradley Walker

One of our upland habitat research flagship programs, the Native Groundcover Restoration (NGCR) Program, began working on a restoration site in Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in 2008.
The Native Groundcover Restoration Program is a collaborative effort between FWRI and the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation – specifically the Wildlife Management Area system.

We recently began a new project with our upland habitat research section to highlight their habitat restoration work at various Wildlife Management Areas around the state. Our first habitat restoration feature is an ongoing project at Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in Osceola County. The Native Groundcover Restoration program began working at this restoration site in 2005, and since then it has transformed from an “improved pasture” with no value as wildlife habitat to a site filled with native plants and groundcover that provide food and cover for many native wildlife species. Our Flickr set breaks down the restoration process, and includes some great photos taken at the Three Lakes site: