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 species. His research emphasizes experimental and multi-decade studies of wild bird populations. He collaborates with scientists and students at the Smithsonian, Colorado State University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, the National Park Service, the University of Georgia and The Nature Conservancy.
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