Sep. 01, 2013
By Matt Neff, Animal Keeper at the Zoo’s Rep
Aug. 29, 2013
Scientists have studied bird migration for centuries, but it remains one of nature's great mysteries.
Aug. 01, 2013
Twenty-seven million years before the
May. 21, 2013
By Pierre Comizzoli, SCB
Mar. 08, 2013
Mar. 01, 2013
In 2008 the Smithsonian, along wit
Feb. 27, 2013
In addition to the research Zoo scientists and their Chinese colleagues conduct on giant pandas, they also study red pandas. In this update Dr.
Feb. 21, 2013
Feb. 13, 2013
Are bird bills simply for eating or do they play a role in mating?
Jan. 18, 2013
One of the biggest questions scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) were working hand-in-hand with their colleagues in China to understand in the late 1990s was: why are...
Nov. 14, 2012
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists and collaborators have found that the island scrub-jay's population on Santa Cruz Island—its only habitat—is significantly smaller than...
Nov. 13, 2012
For clouded leopards, home is where the heig
Nov. 02, 2012
Every year more than 4 million people enjoy the popular Appalachian Trail, which extends from Maine to Georgia and is surrounded by forests as well as agricultural and residential development.
Nov. 01, 2012
By Virginia Carter, SCBI Researcher
Oct. 28, 2012
For 9 years we have monitored the small mammals and migratory birds in 12 areas, 6 of which were fenced to exclude deer.
Oct. 28, 2012
By Kimberly Terrell, Wildlife Biologist A team of scientists and keepers is traveling all over the eastern United States this year to study a unique and amazing animal: the hellbender.
Oct. 18, 2012
Traditionally, biologists have gathered basic inform
Sep. 27, 2012
As any butterfly watcher knows,
Jul. 01, 2012
By Stephen Schulze, Small Mammal House K
Jun. 11, 2012
Scientists from the Smithsonian and colleagues have found that waterbird communities can be the canary in the coal mine when it comes to detecting the health of urban estuary ecosystems.
Apr. 13, 2012
Human-Modified Habitats Indirectly Influence Bird-Mating Patterns, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Scientists Find
Birds provide one of the most common ways to encounter nature in cities, but few people wonder how their actions affect birds looking for love.
Mar. 07, 2012
Scientists working to promote conservation
Feb. 01, 2012
By Lauren Augustine, Reptile Dis