BRI has tremendous potential to answer questions critical for maintaining a healthy earth. We now have a diverse team of experienced field biologists, yet we have retained our original intent and spirit—a dedication to the principles of conservation biology infuses our daily work and long-term vision.
BRI incorporates both traditional and innovative approaches toward solving ecological issues. Through scientific research, we provide decision-makers with the data necessary to make informed policy decisions that conserve resources and protect our environment. We are supported by leading governmental agencies, nonprofits and businesses, as well as by private donations.
Our Research Centers
More than ten years of conservation driven research has brought us significant expertise in (1) environmental toxins and bioaccumulation in organisms, and (2) wildlife movements and habitat use.
Our centers of excellence—the Center for Mercury Studies and the International Center for Loon Conservation and Research—highlight these areas and provide a wealth of information.
Our Research Programs
BRI has established 10 research programs including:
- Wetlands Program
- Mammal Program
- Raptor Program
- Waterfowl Program
- Migratory Bird Program
- Tropical Program
- Wildlife & Renewable Energy Program
- Marine Bird Program
- Coastal Bird Program
- Wildlife Habitat Planning Program
- Wildlife Health Assessment Program
BRI has established biostations in arctic, temperate, and tropical ecosystems. Initial efforts emphasize local conservation issues. One primary long-term goal is to monitor climate change and its impact on mercury methylation on ecosystem, hemispheric, and global scales.