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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

Nov 10, 2020

BRI's Research Published in the Journal Science

BRI research included in a landmark study as part of global animal tracking data collective

BRI researchers have joined scientists around the world in a landmark study published in the journal Science that uses three decades of animal tracking data to gather insights about animal responses to changing environmental conditions in the Arctic. The study, titled Ecological insights from three decades of animal movement tracking across a changing Arctic, utilizes and broadly introduces the Arctic Animal Movement Archive (AAMA). The AAMA is an active collection of tracking datasets from researchers across the globe for marine and terrestrial animals in the arctic. The AAMA is hosted on the online global movebank database (

By highlighting case studies in Golden Eagles, Caribou, and several terrestrial mammals, the study demonstrates how the AAMA can be a powerful research tool for studying the ecology of a wide variety of animals, and for understanding how they respond to the rapid environmental changes being observed in the arctic. As revealed by animals fitted with tracking devices, the study characterized changes in the timing of migration, movement rates and the timing of reproduction in relation to changing environmental conditions.

See the article here.

Also, check out the Arctic Animal Movement Archive (AAMA) on Movebank here, and explore other exciting, related links here


Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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