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Sillett, T. Scott

Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist & Center Head

Avian ecology, population biology, animal behavior, conservation biology, life history of migratory birds, ecological impacts of climate change.

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Public Biography

  • 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 bird species. His research emphasizes experimental and multi-decade studies of wild bird populations. Sillett joined the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in 2002

    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

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Mailing Address

  • Smithsonian - NZP

    MRC 5503

    Washington, DC  20013-7012


Shipping Address

  • Smithsonian - NZP, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, MRC 5503, Washington, DC 20008-2537