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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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Jan 28, 2019

BRI Publishes New Research on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy Development


BRI researcher and deputy director, Wing Goodale, recently published a new paper on wildlife and offshore wind development. The article, Assessing the cumulative exposure of wildlife to offshore wind energy development, was published in the Journal of Environmental Management, and outlines a Cumulative Exposure (CE) model that can be used to: evaluate the incremental impact of wind farm development; forecast alternate future development scenarios; and assess the cumulative exposure of many species simultaneously.

The full article is avaliable to view or download from the publisher's website, here

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