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Research staff
Get to know a few of our world-class researchers
Research publications
Comprehensive archive of our publications from 1950 to today
Former projects
More than 350 research projects have been completed since 1929
Contact information
For information on the Office of Applied Science, contact:
Scott Hull
Director, Office of Applied Science
608-224-7138

Office of Applied Science Fish and wildlife research

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Science in action

In the Office of Applied Science, our name is our mission. We operate within the Division of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to pursue high priority research that informs the management and conservation of Wisconsin's fish and wildlife. Our team of research scientists and field technicians works to supply the DNR and stakeholders with objective, applied scientific information to support their decision making and to assist in the responsible stewardship of Wisconsin's natural resources.

In the field

Our staff is constantly clocking hours in the field, rain or shine, collecting data for dozens of ongoing projects. Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the field work taking place across the state. For more OAS and DNR videos, visit the DNR's YouTube page.


What we do

Work in OAS encompasses a broad range of landscape-scale and species-specific work on land and in our waters. We share our findings in research publications and reports and we dedicate time to consulting within the DNR and with customers on issues from walleye counts to grouse habitat and everything in between.


Our team

Our staff of researchers and field technicians bring together a broad range of expertise to design, implement and analyze the Office of Applied Science's research projects. Learn more about our staff.

Last revised: Thursday October 03 2019