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Leetown Science Center (LSC)


Leetown Science Center is the oldest Federal Fishery research facility. Established in 1931, the Center applies expertise from a broad diversity of scientific disciplines to conduct integrated research programs addressing the high priority needs of natural resource managers and public policy makers. Examples of current, major research programs include: Impacts of dams and barriers, pollution, and human development on migrating fish. Methods for the detection, control and prevention of fish diseases. Determining the key environmental factors responsible for the distribution and abundance - or decline - of aquatic species. Genetic diversity and the maintenance of genetic diversity in wild populations. Restoration ecology, including [...]

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Stephen P Faulkner


A Center of Excellence for Biological Science conducting research needed to restore, maintain, enhance, and protect aquatic and terrestrial organisms and their supporting ecosystems.


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Community Extension

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