Science Applications
Southwest Region

Integrating Emerging Science into Our Work

Photo of the landscape at Havasu NWR
Photo of the landscape at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. Photo Credit: USFWS.

The Science Applications Program ensures the best available science gets into the hands of those who need it, and that they are able to use it to make our collective conservation efforts even more effective. Here are some of the important ways we help our colleagues in the Fish and Wildlife Service and conservation community apply science more effectively on-the-ground:

  • We coordinate within our agency, with partners, and with private landowners to help identify and address critical science capacity needs for landscape-scale conservation;
  • We set up interdisciplinary teams of scientists, natural resource managers, and others—many of whom have not formally worked together before—to bring different perspectives, expertise, and approaches to bear on environmental problems;
  • We build human networks nationally and internationally that increase development, sharing, learning, and application of new scientific information and methodologies across organizational boundaries; and
  • We encourage scientific information-sharing through our leadership in Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, networking in academic circles, and funding publication of key research in leading scientific journals.

Learn more about how we develop science resources.

Learn more about how we ensure science quality, or click here to view our Peer Review Plans.

For more information on the Science Applications program, please contact:
James Broska, Assistant Regional Director for Science Applications, 505.248.6928
or call 505.248.6277 to leave a message.

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Last updated: April 5, 2017