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Impact of Mercury on North American Songbirds

Fifteen papers have recently been published in a special issue of the journal Ecotoxicology. Findings: at least 58 songbird species show demonstrated effects from mercury. The journal’s October 2020 issue presents results of field, laboratory, and...
15-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Biodiversity Research Institute Announces First Successful Loon Nesting in Southern Massachusetts in a Century

Biodiversity Research Institute announces the successful results of its long-term loon translocation and restoration project Restore the Call: A male loon chick that was translocated in 2015 from New York to Massachusetts returned in 2018 to the...
8-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BRI Publishes Results of Loon Study After North Cape Oil Spill

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) announces the publication of the scientific paper Restoration of common loons following the North Cape Oil Spill, Rhode Island, USA, in the journal Science of the Total Environment (now available online). This...
19-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biodiversity Research Institute Announces Critical Findings From 5-Year Restore the Call Loon Research Study

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) announces results of its five-year loon study Restore the Call: a male loon chick that was translocated in 2015 from the Adirondack Park Region of New York to the Assawompsett Pond Complex (APC) in southeastern...
5-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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BRI Publishes Chapter in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the Anthropociene

The chapter, The Effects of Methylmercury on Wildlife: A Comprehensive Review and Approach for Interpretation, authored by BRI Executive Director and Chief Scientist, David Evers, was recently published in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the...
19-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The First Conference of Parties to the Minamata Convention

BRI attended the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1), which took place from September 24-29, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme of the Conference was "Make Mercury History."
21-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Update on Restore the Call: Loon Conservation Project

An update on the Restore the Call including the release of eight loon chicks onto lakes in southeastern Massachusetts.
20-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

BRI Announces Findings of Common Loon Translocation Study

Portland, ME—Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) has confirmed today that the translocation of loon chicks from Maine to Massachusetts has resulted in at least one loon returning to its release lake. In its fifth year of a five-year initiative...
21-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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