National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC)
Analytical Chemistry Project: Chemical and Metabolic Approaches for Minimizing Human-Wildlife Conflicts
While analytical chemistry forms the foundation of most of the
research conducted under this project, the project scientists also have experience
in related scientific disciplines such as metabolism chemistry, environmental
fate, chemical synthesis, toxicology, chemical ecology, and formulation chemistry.
NWRC chemists play a key role in the development of effective tools for wildlife
management. These tools include toxicants, infertility agents, attractants,
repellents and vaccines.
Chemistry-based work at NWRC incorporates the following capabilities:
Analytical Services--analyzing samples under the auspices of Good Laboratory
Practices to ensure method reliability and integrity.
Computer Modeling - designing and applying computer models to predict
the effects of wildlife management chemicals on target and nontarget species.
Chemistry--researching the mediating role chemicals play in animal
Chemistry--adapting existing techniques and developing novel methods
of active ingredient formulation to deliver the active ingredient safely
Development-- modifying, adapting, and developing novel analytical
methodologies for the analyses of numerous compounds in a variety of matrices
including soil, water, plants, and animal tissues.
Studies--evaluating the uptake, metabolism and excretion of wildlife
management chemicals of interest to the Wildlife Services Program
Project Leader:Bruce A. Kimball
Monell Chemical Senses Center