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Western Ecological Research Center Research Scientists

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Here at the Western Ecological Research Center, we strive to provide the most current and exciting science. This is not possible without our dedicated scientists. WERC has a total of 21 research scientists whose study findings inform and support management decisions by other agencies. These decisions can influence how communities protect their coastlines, preserve forests, and monitor sensitive species.