As part of our mission, BRI is dedicated to advancing environmental awareness and informing decision makers about the research that we conduct. To that end, we publish science communications pieces that highlight our research in ways that are accessible to the general reader.
These publications reach across all our programs and are made available online as well as in print. The mercury booklets we have developed are listed below. For more information or for high quality images of our research graphs, charts, and maps, please contact us.
Find more scientific literature produced by BRI researchers in our Multimedia Library.
BRI’s mission is to conduct scientific investigations to better understand ecological health through the lens of wildlife. If the air, water, and landscape are healthy, wildlife and humans share in that vitality. A dedication to the principles of conservation biology directs our daily work and long-term vision.
Learn more about BRI's mission, approach, research, and services in this overview brochure.
Ecological studies aim to understand the workings of wildlife and their habitats. Conservation research explores how ecological stressors (chemical, biological, and physical) affect species and ecosystems. BRI’s scientists and educators work across the globe to conduct innovative wildlife research that helps us understand the intricacies of these ecosystems. BRI has established a variety of research programs to better understand ecological health through the lens of wildlife.
Click below to download our program brochures:
Marine Bird Program
Wildlife Health Program
Outreach Program: River Point Bird Observatory
he Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project was funded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office in 2011, with additional support from a wide range of partners. The study goal was to provide comprehensive baseline ecological data and associated predictive models and maps to regulators, developers, and other stakeholders for offshore wind energy. This knowledge will help inform the siting and permitting of offshore wind facilities on the mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf.
In this publication, we explore aspects of the mid-Atlantic ecosystem; describe our survey and analytical approaches; and present a range of results, featuring several case studies on specific species or phenomena.
Beginning in 2013, Maryland supported a study to document the distribution and abundance of wildlife off the state’s Atlantic coast. This project was undertaken as part of a larger regional effort in the Mid-Atlantic United States, from Delaware to Virginia, that focused on understanding the potential exposure of birds, marine mammals, sea turtles, and other wildlife to future offshore wind energy development. This publication features survey results and case studies on marine mammals, sea turtles, and wintering seabirds, and represents an overview of results from the Maryland-focused study.
With assistance from The Nature Conservancy, BRI biologists established a raptor research station on Block Island during fall seasons of 2012 and 2013. This station enabled us to capture, band, and collect blood and feather samples from migrating raptors. We especially wished to learn about the migratory pathways of southbound Peregrine Falcons using satellite tracking technology.
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