on Feral Swine
Research on movement patterns and behavior of feral hogs and risk factors of potential disease transmission to livestock and wildlife.
on Invasive Species
Developing methods and strategies for managing established
and potential invasive species damage to agricultural crops, natural
resources, and human health and safety.
Examining ecology, behavior, and management of predators in relation
to livestock, game animals, and threatened and endangered species.
on Populations and Reproductive Control
Developing and testing fertility-control agents for reducing
populations of overabundant animals, ageing birds, estimating bird population
sizes and movements, and numbers of birds affected by avicide use.
on Damage Management Economics
Developing new techniques to measure the effectiveness of wildlife
damage management activities and determine related benefits and costs.
on Aquaculture, Forests, and Crop Protection
Developing methods to minimize impacts of fish-eating birds
on southeastern aquaculture; blackbirds on sunflowers, rice
and wildlife on forest resources.
on Chemistry-based Tools
Developing analytical methodologies for the quantitative
of drugs, repellents, pesticides, and other active ingredients in a
variety of matrices.
on Aviation Safety
Reducing risks of wildlife strikes to civil aviation.
Wildlife Disease Research & Surveillance
Reducing the spread and transmission of diseases from wildlife to humans
and domestic animals; monitoring wildlife for pathogens;
Providing library and archives services
Providing data and information to support regulatory approval of new or existing products needed by Wildlife Services (WS) Operations.
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2011 Research Needs Assessment
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