Scientific Unit

The Scientific Unit of NPWS

  • Implement the research programme of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), with the objective of providing specialist scientific information and advice, and a scientific basis to the interpretation and implementation of legislation and policies.
  • Undertake scientific surveys and research to provide baseline and monitoring data to underpin policy, designations, protection and management of wildlife habitats and species.
  • The research programme covers species and habitats, in particular their status, distribution, extent, ecology and threats, ecological processes and functions, restoration ecology and the requirements of management/action plans in the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. Current research projects are listed here.