Last update: 2012-02-09 14:15:57

Scott Sillett

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Migratory Bird Center
National Zoological Park
MRC 5503
Washington, DC 200013-7012
Telephone: 202-633-4213
FAX: 202-633-1237


Ph.D. in Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2000
M.S. in Zoology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1992
B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1989

Professional Positions:
  • Research Wildlife Biologist (2002 - present), Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park, Washington, DC
  • Ecologist (2000 - 2001), Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Laurel, MD

  • Role at the Hubbard Brook:
    In collaboration with Richard Holmes (Dartmouth College), Nicholas Rodenhouse (Wellesley College), Allan Strong (Univ. of Vermont), and Michael Webster (Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology), I am studying how weather, in combination with habitat structure and other biotic factors, influences the behavior and demography of forest birds. Such information is key to assessing the potential local effects of climate change on migratory bird populations, and ultimately to predicting how these populations and the biological communities of which they are a part will respond to future environmental change.

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator