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T. Scott Sillett, Ph.D.

Research Wildlife Biologist & Center Head
Ph.D., Dartmouth College,B.A., University of Arizona,M.S., Louisiana State University
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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

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