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Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
The USGS was awarded the 2018 Workforce Development Partner of the Year by the Foundation for Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools (FCPS) at a luncheon attended by over 250 elected officials and local leaders, including Director Jim Reilly. The USGS is the first federal entity to receive this award.
Highlight of birds banded at the BBL during fall 2018 migration.
Jenn Malpass, Biologist at the Bird Banding Lab Travels the Eastern US to Present Updates to Partners.
As wildlife diseases increase globally, an understanding of host-pathogen relationships can elucidate avenues for management and improve conservation efficacy. Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of wildlife, and disease is a major factor in global amphibian declines.
The BBL welcomes a new group of students with differing abilities to start employment training as part of the STEP-UP program.
Amphibian species and community richness has been declining in North America and climate change may play a role in these declines. Global climate change has led to a range shift of many wildlife species and thus understanding how these changes in species distribution can be used to predict amphibian community responses that may improve conservation efforts.
Undergraduate students with Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation take a field trip the BBL’s fall migration monitoring station, to learn about bird banding in the field first hand.
Over 5,000 people provided feedback about Reportband.gov as part of an online survey conducted by the University of Baltimore.
A brief biography on the newest member of the BBL team.
Lower levels of environmental contaminants—including pesticides, flame retardants and other pollutants—were recently found in osprey eggs in the Delaware Estuary compared to those tested from the 1970s through the early 2000s.