Research

Research you can count on.

Specialists in research involving fish and wildlife species of conservation concern.

Since founded in 1999, RTR has developed and implemented numerous field research projects, many of which were federally funded and involved multiple cooperators. As part of this work in recent years, RTR was selected as a prime vendor on two Multiple Award Task Order Contracts of Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (MATOC IDIQ) awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide biological and environmental services beginning in 2014 to the present. To date, RTR has successfully competed for and conducted most (16) of the Task Orders issued as part of these two MATOC IDIQs. Specifically, utilizing all the latest technologies (e.g., Passive Integrated Transponder [PIT] tags, telemetry [radio, sonic, satellite] tags, ultrasound, DIDSON, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems [UAS]), we have extensive experience in conducting:

 

  • Mark-recapture survival studies
  • Hydroelectric dam passage investigations
  • Behavior and injury studies
  • Studies involving the identification, abundance, age, reproductive status, and morphology of fish and wildlife  
  • Predation studies, including diet composition of prey items
  • Habitat assessments
  • Remote sensing and other non-invasive survey techniques

Contributing to the scientific community

As part of our biological field research experience, we have published well over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and have written many more unpublished technical reports. We pride ourselves on making the information we collect not only available to our clients, their constituents, and the scientific community at large. Our experience in fisheries and wildlife, when coupled with our technology know-how, allows us to meet the specific research needs of each of our clients.

RTR conducting fisheries research

Working to improve how wildlife and fisheries research is done

Our experience as scientists and technologists has shown us that we can improve the traditional process of conducting field research, most notably by integrating innovative technologies into our studies to meet the real-time information needs of today’s decision-makers. We are not believers in the adage “status quo is the way to go.” Instead, we strive to improve our work by integrating custom technologies that provide more accurate and timely information to those that require it. Our vast experience in conducting field research and developing tools to collect, analyze, and store biological data allows us to improve the research, monitoring, and evaluation process, ultimately bringing measurable benefits to our clients and the natural resources they are working hard to protect.

Experts who care and are easy to work with

For more than 20 years, we have worked with numerous government and tribal agencies, universities, and public and private research organizations to conduct field-oriented wildlife and fisheries research projects that vary widely in size and scope. We have worked on scores of studies during that time, each being unique in the constituents served, the focal species studied, and study objectives and tasks. Because we have done the work, we can “talk the talk” when it comes to both biology and technology. With us, you get a partner that is knowledgeable and approachable on all fronts.

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