Scott Sillett is a research wildlife biologist and head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. He investigates the ecology and behavior of both migratory and resident bird species. His research emphasizes experimental and multi-decade studies of wild bird populations. Sillett joined the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in 2002
Sillett's projects include:
- Behavioral and demographic responses of migratory birds to environmental variation
- Integrating knowledge of local adaptation, ecosystem engineering and anthropogenic effects into conservation efforts for island birds
- Ecology of bird populations throughout the annual cycle
Avian ecology, population biology, animal behavior, conservation biology, life history of migratory birds, ecological impacts of climate change.