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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 their work and the broader topics of their expertise. 

To set up interviews, contact: 

Deborah McKewCommunications Director 

News Archive

Sep 5, 2014

National Geographic Features Story on Mercury in Songbirds

Wild Birds' Songs, Feather Colors Changed by Mercury Contamination
Mercury in the environment changes the way birds sing.
By Helen Fields and Alanna Mitchell

BRI's executive director David Evers, Ph.D., and wildlife research biologist Oksana Lane contributed comments to this National Geographic article about the effects of mercury on songbirds.

Full story here.

Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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