Our Mission

Wildlife is telling us the state of our planet. We listen. We take action.

Wildlife and wild places enrich human life. Just as canaries alerted coal miners to dangerous air quality, ecosystem sentinels alert us to natural or human caused environmental changes. We train the next generation of scientists and make a positive contribution to sentinel species and their habitats.

Stay Informed:

Our biannual newsletter will keep you up-to-date on conservation efforts and current studies.


What's New at the Center:

  • Here is what one of the world experts on handedness, Leslie Rogers, had to say about a paper published by Center scientists Dr. Rebstock & Dr. Boersma on May 20th: “To my knowledge, this is the first paper reporting lateralization of behaviour and structure in penguins. It is a comprehensive study and will make a valuable comparison to the study of lateralization in birds and other vertebrates.”

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    Dr. Rebstock & Dr. Boersma
  • Congratulations to Dr. Sue Moore on being shortlisted as a finalist for the 2019 IASC Medal, awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic!

    Dr. Sue Moore
  • In February, Dr. Wagner and Dr. Boersma’s paper on feeding behavior of the Magellanic penguin was published in the journal, Animal Behavior. An article by James Urton discussing the paper can be read here.

    Dr. Eric Wagner & Dr. Dee Boersma
  • To start the New Year off right, a paper by Dr. Natasha Gownaris and Dr. Dee Boersma on the sex-biased survival of Magellanic Penguins was published on January 2nd in Ecological Applications. An article by James Urton discussing their findings can be read here.

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    Dr. Natasha Gownaris
  • Dee and Caroline visited the Galápagos after earthquakes and during volcanic eruptions and found the penguins doing well! Read the blog post they wrote about their trip on the Galapagos Conservancy website.

    Dr. Boersma & Caroline Cappello

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