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oryx herd on slope
Sep. 30, 2015
In summer 2015, th
Aug. 05, 2015
In a sweeping paper in Biology Letters published today, Aug. 5, Smithsonian...
cat caught on a camera trap with a mouse in its mouth
Jun. 29, 2015
The phrase "tracking" usually conjures up images of biologists hacking through the bush, using footprints or radio collars to find animals.
Jun. 18, 2015
Migratory shorebird study at North Padre Island, Texas; a major stop-over and winter destination for many birds.
Jun. 10, 2015
For the first time, researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Migratory Bird Center have tracked small migratory ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla) to their tropical wintering...
May. 29, 2015
In a new study, SCBI's Paul Weldon and University of Tennessee at Knoxville professor Gordon Burghardt propose that...
May. 04, 2015
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is hosting two fun and educational events in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.
May. 01, 2015
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Jan. 26, 2015
The forests of central Africa—the Congo River basin and along the Gulf of Guinea—are some of the
Dec. 23, 2014
For the first time, SCBI geneticists have sequenced the genome of a vertebrate: A Hawaiian honeycreeper
Dec. 01, 2014
This update was written by Virginia Carter, a Smithsonian coral biologist with the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Oct. 01, 2014
Morgan Maly is a graduate student at North Carolina State University working on her master’s thesis in conjunction with Dr.
Sep. 09, 2014
One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation's top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish The State of the Birds 2014—the most comprehensive...
Jul. 03, 2014
How do you keep one of
Apr. 04, 2014
How mammals use coffee landscapes and what parameters are important to enhance their habitat.
Apr. 01, 2014
Camera traps are scientists’ eyes in the wild–and SCBI scienti
Jan. 15, 2014
By Sarah Putman, SCBI Scientist  “No, we don’t know if the panda is pregnant.”
elephant with collar around neck
Dec. 06, 2013
Unlocking the mysteries of animal migration through precise, near real-time tracking can solve major conservation challenges and transform wildlife science worldwide.
Dec. 02, 2013
Press conference announcing the Partners in the Sky partnership
Dec. 01, 2013
For more than 50 years, Smithsonian scientists collected and stored frozen biomaterials (such as DNA, tissues, germplasm) from a vast array of animal and plant species.
Sep. 01, 2013
By Matt Neff, Animal Keeper at the Zoo’s Rep