The Center relies on the services of people with additional scientific specialties through extensive cooperative ties with universities, not-for-profit research organizations, and other public and private research entities.The NWRC has achieved an integrated, multidisciplinary research agenda that is uniquely suited to provide scientific information and solutions to wildlife damage problems.
NWRC research is organized under four broad categories:
Agriculture and Resource Protection— Focuses on reducing wildlife damage to crops, aquaculture, timber resources, natural resources, livestock, and property; examines the ecology, behavior, and management of birds and mammals; and develops methods to mitigate wildlife-aviation strike hazards.
Invasive Species— Develops methods for reducing damage by invasive vertebrate species to native wildlife and ecosystems.
Wildlife Disease— Explores ways to reduce the spread and transmission of disease agents from wildlife to humans and domestic animals; develops disease diagnostic methods; develops methods and strategies to monitor wildlife pathogens and prevent and control wildlife diseases; assesses risks to agriculture and human health and safety; and assists Wildlife Services operations with surveillance and monitoring.
Technology Development— Promotes technological development in areas related to pesticide registration, formulation chemistry, chemical analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and wildlife contraceptives.