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Science

PWRC is a center of excellence in many areas of wildlife, population, community and ecosystem-related science, including estimation of demographic parameters in population ecology; application of adaptive management and other structured decision-making tools; and the design, management, and interpretation of  long-term wildlife surveys. Meet our Scientists

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Migratory Birds

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Decision Science and Populations

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Ecotoxicology

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Species Biology

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Ecological Stressors

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Wildlife Disease

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Habitat Management

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Patuxent Programs

Education

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: Science & News

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center produces a quarterly newsletter. Each newsletter includes center news, upcoming events, awards, key products and publications. If you are interested in receiving our newsletter, please contact pwrceditors@usgs.gov.

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USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: Science & News

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center produces a quarterly newsletter. Each newsletter includes center news, upcoming events, awards, key products and publications. If you are interested in receiving our newsletter, please contact pwrceditors@usgs.gov.

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Patuxent History

Since its establishment in 1936 as the nation's first wildlife experiment station, the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center has been a leading international research institute for wildlife and applied environmental research, for transmitting research findings to those responsible for managing our nation's natural resources, and for providing technical assistance in implementing research findings so as to improve natural resource management. Patuxent's scientists have been responsible for many important advances in natural resource conservation, especially in such areas as migratory birds, wildlife population analysis, waterfowl harvest, habitat management, wetlands, coastal zone and flood plain management, contaminants, endangered species, urban wildlife, ecosystem management, and management of national parks and national wildlife refuges.

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Patuxent History

Since its establishment in 1936 as the nation's first wildlife experiment station, the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center has been a leading international research institute for wildlife and applied environmental research, for transmitting research findings to those responsible for managing our nation's natural resources, and for providing technical assistance in implementing research findings so as to improve natural resource management. Patuxent's scientists have been responsible for many important advances in natural resource conservation, especially in such areas as migratory birds, wildlife population analysis, waterfowl harvest, habitat management, wetlands, coastal zone and flood plain management, contaminants, endangered species, urban wildlife, ecosystem management, and management of national parks and national wildlife refuges.

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