Conservation Science Global

Advancing conservation and management of our natural resources through science and education

Cape May, NJ   |  http://www.consciglobal.org/

Mission

To benefit local, regional, and global communities, we conduct scientific research to advance conservation and management of natural resources and we educate the public, scientists, and policy makers about the results and implications of this research.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director, Senior Research Wildlife Biologist

Tricia Miller Ph.D

Main address

700 Washington St. Ste. 2085

Cape May, NJ 08204 USA

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EIN

81-4473006

NTEE code info

(Natural Resource Conservation and Protection) (C30)

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Research on Wildlife Interactions with Renewable Energy

Renewable energy development is important to reduce the effects of non-renewable energy on climate change. However, as with any type of human development, there are important ecological concerns.

Chief among these are direct effects on birds and bats, such as mortality as a result of collision with wind turbine blades or solar panels, and indirect effects such as wildlife displacement and habitat alteration or destruction.

CSG conducts research on interactions between wildlife and renewable energy that helps inform policy makers, members of the public, the energy sector, and conservation managers so they can make better decisions about conservation and management of at-risk species.

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Movement ecology at its most basic level is the study of movement of organisms. Movement is an integral part of life on earth – all organisms, from bacteria to red woods, at some point in the life cycle engage in movement.

Movements are influenced by internal factors, (e.g., age, reproductive status, sex) and external abiotic (e.g., weather, land cover, or elevation) or biotic (e.g., presence of other individuals or species) factors.

Understanding movement ecology is crucial to conservation because many conservation problems are linked to movement and can only be solved if we understand how and why organisms move.

Movement ecology research at CSG focuses on using telemetry to track animals in space and time. We use studies of movement ecology to understand and inform managers about how movements influence risk of anthropogenic threats such as collision with aircraft and wind turbines.

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Human-Wildlife Interaction is a broad topic of research that aims to understand how people, or their property or infrastructure, interact with wildlife. In many instances, human-wildlife interactions are viewed as harmful to the people, to wildlife, or to both. We study human-wildlife interactions so that we can understand when and where harmful interactions are likely to occur and provide information on how they can be minimized or avoided.

For example, Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) poses a risk of injury and death to both people and wildlife. Additionally, aircraft-wildlife strikes also cause physical damage that can cost millions of dollars to repair.

To better understand how to manage this strike hazard, we study bird movements so that we can better understand when and where birds are likely to occupy the same space as aircraft. Results from these studies can then be used to inform airfield managers when strikes hazards are more likely to occur.

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Wildlife toxicology is the study of environmental contaminants and the subsequent uptake of those contaminants by animals.

Environmental contaminants that can negatively affect wildlife include pesticides, rodenticides, heavy metals, and a suite of additional human-made chemical compounds. These toxicants can be measured in tissues of live and dead animals as well as in water, soil, and vegetation.

For instance, CSG has studied the extent of lead poisoning in eagles across the U.S., and is exploring strategies that can reduce this threat.

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True to CSG’s mission, our staff regularly participate in educational outreach to the public, other scientists, and policy makers about our work and the wildlife we study.

Youth engagement activities include giving presentations to schools and camps; working with area high school students to establish a healthy breeding population of barn owls along the U.S. Atlantic coast; and offering graduate internship opportunities to college students from around the world.

Our biologists frequently engage with communities throughout the U.S. and the world, from presentations to local citizen birding groups, to giving interviews to podcasters and other media, to contributions at academic and industry conferences.

CSG has even pioneered a model public outreach program aimed at decreasing lead poisoning among bald and golden eagles by encouraging voluntary adoption of non-lead ammunition among elk and deer hunters.

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Conservation, in its most basic sense is the management, protection, or restoration of our natural resources. It is vital to biodiversity, which the late E.O. Wilson (1992) described as our most valuable but least appreciated resource.

At CSG, we undertake scientific research to inform conservation by sharing that knowledge with other scientists, managers, and the public. Managers especially can apply that knowledge to the management of biotic systems to aid in the protection, restoration, and sustained use of our natural resources.

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Conservation Science Global

Board of directors
as of 11/02/2022
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Board chair

Dr. Tricia Miller

Tricia Miller

Melissa Braham

Adam Duerr

Casey Halverson

Michael Lanzone

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/15/2021

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