Anticipated Needs

Students with Bird
Photograph: William K. Hayes (www.williamkhayes.com)

Ambitious research agendas like those we propose require substantial funding. Direct costs, including travel, equipment, and supplies, are inevitably amplified when working in foreign countries. Manpower needs can be partially met by undergraduate and graduate students, but Post-doctorates are essential to coordinate the studies, to enhance the training of students, to ensure timely publication of research findings, and for continuity over a project’s duration.

The following table summarizes the anticipated needs for completing these studies. Loma Linda University covers the salary of the Laboratory Director, Dr. William K. Hayes; thus, his salary and benefits are not included. Note that “Annual” costs are spread out over varying duration.

Direct Costs for Individual Projects

Annual

10 years

Ecology and Conservation of the Bimini Boa (10 years)

 $20,000

 $200,000

Conservation Phylogeography of West Indian Boas
(2 years)

 $2,500

 $5,000

Captive-breeding and "Headstarting" of the San Salvador
Iguana (10 years)

 $10,000

$100,000

Translocation of the Sandy Cay Iguana to Establish a Second Population (10 years)

 $2,000

 $20,000

Conservation Phylogeography of Cyclura rileyi Iguanas
(2 years)

 $2,500

 $5,000

Conservation Taxonomy and Ecology of West Indian Landbirds (10 years)

 $10,000

 $100,000

Ecology and Conservation of Bahama Seabirds (10 years)

 $10,000

 $100,000

Conservation Systematics of Bahama Herpetofauna
(10 years)

 $10,000

 $100,000

Population and Conservation Status of Bahama Herpetofauna (5 years)

 $20,000

 $100,000

Manpower Costs

Annual

10 years

Post-doctorates (3 annually @ $100,000 salary and benefits)

 $300,000

 $3,000,000

Graduate student stipends (6 annually @ $20,000 stipend)

 $120,000

 $1,200,000

Total Costs

Annual

10 years

Direct project costs, post-doctorates, and graduate students

 $507,000

$4,930,000