USGS Western Ecological Research Center

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GPS-collared bobcat with prey. --Photographer: Motion triggered camera


Investigate factors regulating the distribution, abundance, and condition of wildlife populations and communities, including their physiology, behavior, genetics, and habitat requirements. Investigate the effects of disease on wildlife populations and communities and the prevention and management of disease in free-ranging biota. Examples of Wildlife projects focus on waterfowl, migratory birds other than waterfowl, nongame migratory birds, international migratory bird conservation, upland game, terrestrial mammals, marine mammals, amphibians, reptiles, terrestrial invertebrates, wildlife management on public lands, nuisance wildlife, wildlife disease, population studies, and wildlife habitat management.

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