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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

Feb 12, 2013

Discover Magazine: Songbirds Warn of Mercury Poisoning

Songbirds Warn of Mercury Poisoning
An article in Discover Magazine highlights BRI's mercury studies on songbirds. Writer Jill Neimark writes, "The loon has long been a sentinel creture for detecting mercury in our waters...But, now ordinary sparrows and backyard birds may join the club, providing researchers with a broader picture of mercury's effects on the environment."

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Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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