Biodiversity Exploration and Monitoring

CBC scientists have led pioneering expeditions and ongoing monitoring programs around the globe, including in Vietnam, the Bahamas, Bolivia, Cuba, the Solomon Islands, and Madagascar, and even New York City. We also “explore” the Museum’s collections, using specimens to study biodiversity.

Using remote sensing and statistical modeling techniques, we have developed approaches to address a broad range of pressing issues, including changing habitats, climate change impacts, and invasive species. Our research has led to the discovery of dozens of new species, provided a better understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes, and contributed to conservation planning, including the establishment, upgrade or extension of several protected areas.