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iodiversity and ecological health are key issues to Florida, a state rich in natural resources. While many plant and animal populations have suffered from habitat loss and the spread of invasive species, PIE Center researchers explore people’s awareness and behaviors to measure how to best inspire environmentally sound decisions. Environmental conservation and management balances human and wildlife needs to ensure the long-term well-being of wildlife and people alike.

Endangered & invasive species

Many plant and animal populations have suffered from habitat loss and the spread of invasive species, which can have devastating effects on wildlife and ecosystems. PIE Center researchers explore people’s awareness and behaviors to measure how to best inspire environmentally sound decisions and protect biodiversity and vulnerable plants and animals. Click on the project names below to read short summaries, download final reports, useful graphics and more.

Conservation & management

Environmental conservation and management balances human and wildlife needs and interactions while maintaining biodiversity and ecological health. From pest management and hunting regulations to restoring and protecting fisheries, PIE Center research focuses on the practices and perceptions to ensure the long-term well-being of wildlife and people alike. Click on the project names below to read short summaries, download final reports, useful graphics and more.

Forestry

Forestry comprises all facets of the creation, management, harvesting, conserving and repairing of wooded areas for habitat, timber, ecosystems and more. PIE Center research helps forestry organizations perform at their best, ensuring strong natural resources. Click on the project names below to read short summaries, download final reports, useful graphics and more.