Science & Research Committee

Committee Charge

The Science and Research Committee is responsible for keeping the Association informed of the ecological research and information needs of the States and managing a process for addressing those needs through a variety of mechanisms, including enhanced Federal-State partnerships.

The Committee meets this charge by: 

  • Collecting research and information needs
  • Evaluating and prioritizing needs
  • Facilitating the transfer of existing information to address specific needs
  • Prioritizing needs that must be addressed through new research projects
  • Coordinating action plans with research organizations (Federal, State, and others)
  • Evaluating the progress/findings of the research efforts and facilitating the effective dissemination/translation of research findings into management implications

Committee Contact Information

Staff: Jonathan Mawdsley, Ph.D. jmawdsley@fishwildlife.org 
(202) 838-3462

Chair: Russ Mason, Ph.D., Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Vice-Chair: Karen Waldrop, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources