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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

BRI in the News

BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.

BRI's researchers are available to talk to journalists and provide expert information on both the work we do and the broader topics of their expertise. 

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News Archive

 
Aug 14, 2012

Mercury and Migration Don’t Mix

Wing asymmetry spells trouble for long-distance migrators like willets, says Dave Evers of the Biodiversity Research Institute. He's been researching the effects of mercury on wildlife for years and first discovered the problem of wing asymmetry in loons. More recently, he's documented mercury's impact on insect-eating songbirds.

Read the full story here.

Additional information about willet migration from The Nature Conservancy:

http://www.nature.org/ourscience/sciencefeatures/to-catch-a-willet.xml

 
Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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