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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.

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Mar 13, 2017

BRI Biologist Lauren Gilpatrick Recognized by The Wildlife Society

BRI wildlife biologist Lauren Gilpatrick was presented with the 2017 Award of Meritorious Service from the Maine Chapter of The Wildlife Society on March 9, 2017.

The Award of Meritorious Service recognizes contributions of a Chapter member that have resulted in direct or indirect benefit to wildlife resources in Maine, and is presented to no more than two recipients each year. Lauren was recognized for her long standing commitment to wildlife and natural resource conservation in Maine, as well for her service to the Chapter. 

Left: Lauren Gilpatrick, recipient of the Award of Meritorious Service, alongside Charlie Todd, recipient of the Award of Professional Achievement at the Maine Chapter of The Wildlife Society Awards Ceremony, March 9, 2017. Right: Lauren's award, featuring a picture of a Snowy Owl, emblematic of her work with Project SNOWstorm.
Photo Credits: Cooper's Hawk © BRI-Rick Gray
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