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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.

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

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Sep 8, 2011

BRI Receives $4.5 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy

Gorham, ME – Biodiversity Research Institute announces the award of a three-year, $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to collect ecological data--on birds, sea turtles, and marine mammals--that is required to inform siting and permitting processes for offshore wind energy development in the mid-Atlantic.

For more information, see the proposal abstract here.

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