Wildlife Research

From the tiny beach mouse to the not so tiny right whale, Florida is home to a wide array of wildlife species. Biologists with the Wildlife Research section monitor the status of Florida’s birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. This includes species important to hunters such as deer, alligator and waterfowl, and imperiled species such as the Florida panther and the Florida manatee. Wildlife managers rely on the information this research provides to develop conservation and restoration plans that ensure the long-term persistence of Florida’s wildlife populations.

Current Articles
Sea Turtle Nesting Research

Archived Articles
July 2020
Effects of Translocation on Gopher Frog Movement and Survival 

April 2020
Young Sea Turtles and Floating Debris in Sargassum Habitat

January 2020
Flatwoods Salamander Headstarting in the Apalachicola National Forest

October 2019
Documentation of a Neuromuscular Disorder in Florida Panthers

July 2019
Florida Scrub Lizard Reintroduction in Palm Beach County

April 2019
Surveying with Autonomous Acoustic Recording Devices

January 2019
Sea Turtles and Red Tide

October 2018
Monitoring Suburban Florida Sandhill Cranes
Diamondback Terrapin Status Assessment 
Light Pollution and Sea Turtle Hatchling Orientation
Gopher Frog Monitoring Project

July 2018
Wrapping Up the Statewide Reddish Egret Survey
Florida Bonneted Bat Roost Selection: Implications for Conservation

April 2018
Assessing Mercury Concentrations in Alligator Populations
Songbirds in the Salt Marsh: Living on the Edge
Long Distance Movements by Female Bears