National Wildlife Refuges work closely with other researchers, Universities and science-based organizations interested in supporting the agency's wildlife conservation mission.

The following are some of the recent research projects conducted on the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Assessing black rail occupancy and habitat along the Texas Gulf Coast – University of Central Oklahoma. 
  • Population genetics and conservation of seaside sparrows along the Gulf Coast – Louisiana State University. 
  • Foraging behavior and point count census of forest songbirds – U.S. Geological Survey 
  • Long term winter songbird banding project – Forest Bird Study Group 
  • The Texas diamondback terrapin: population abundance and distribution, habitat usage and nesting success – University of Houston, Clear Lake 
  • Beach-nesting breeding bird census of coastal Texas – Coastal Bird Conservian/Conservation 
  • Developing soil resistivity measurements for improving soil survey interpretations – Texas A&M University 
  • Cowtrap freshwater inflow and soil salinity monitoring – Texas Water Development Board 
  • Role of land cover use changes in coupled biogeochemical and hydrologic processes – Texas A&M University 
  • Soil CO2 Monitoring in Pledger soils – University of Texas 
  • Mosquito abundance and diversity monitoring – Brazoria County Mosquito Control District 
  • Native honey bee monitoring – U.S. Geological Survey 

For more information on this research or to receive a copy, please contact the refuge.