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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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May 25, 2019

BRI Publishes New Research on Seabirds and Offshore Wind Energy Development

BRI research on seabirds and offshore wind energy development was recently published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The article, Assessing the cumulative adverse effects of offshore wind energy development on seabird foraging guilds along the East Coast of the United States, calculates cumulative exposure of seabirds to areas suitable for offshore wind farms, and quantifies how different wind farm siting scenerios could expose seven seabird foraging guilds. The paper identifies foraging guilds most likely to be cumulatively exposed, and proposes an approach for siting and mitigation that may reduce exposure for all guilds. Read the full article here.
Photo Credits: Cooper's Hawk © BRI-Rick Gray
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