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BRI wildlife research biologists, along with a wide range of collaborating scientists, conduct innovative wildlife science around the globe. Always at the forefront of our work is attention to the care of the wildlife we handle. Here, a biologist measures the beak of a Cooper's Hawk.

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Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), a nonprofit ecological research group based in Portland, Maine, conducts innovative wildlife science worldwide.

BRI’s Center for Mercury Studies plays a lead scientific role in understanding the exposure and effects of mercury on wildlife in New England, North America, and around the world. The Center for Waterbird Studies is dedicated to assessing current and emerging threats to waterbirds. The programs in our Center for Ecology and Conservation Research aim to understand the workings of wildlife and their habitats while exploring how ecological stressors affect different species and ecosystems.

Below is an archive of our news releases. For more information on any of these topics, please contact our communications department.

Communications Director: Deborah McKew

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Sep 24, 2018

BRI Biologist Authors Seabird Chapter in Canada's Arctic Marine Atlas


BRI Biologist Dr. Iain Stenhouse authored the chapter, "Coastal and Marine Birds of the Arctic" in the recently published Canada's Arctic Marine Atlas

Produced by Oceans North and its partners, the atlas provides an overview of the marine mammals, seabirds, fish and other wildlife that thrive in our northern waters – and highlights the importance of a healthy ecosystem for the people who live there.

The atlas includes seven chapters with a total of 67 images, 77 maps, 33 scientific illustrations and three food-web graphics. Oceans North and its partners hope that the atlas will support conservation efforts to protect this spectacular Arctic ecosystem.

 
Photo Credits: Cooper's Hawk © BRI-Rick Gray
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