"Science has the power to decode disasters, and show us how to fight and recover from them."
Applications are open for our 2018 postdoctoral fellows team! Take your research to new levels on our environmental campus with Smithsonian resources at your disposal. Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017.
The endangered Isthmian goby was thought to live in only one spot, until biologists found one nearly 200 miles away. (Photo: Simon Brandl)
In a new study in Science, biologists found nearly 300 species made an epic voyage across the ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami. (Photos: Nancy Treneman, John Chapman)
Get the truth on the science and history of climate change, in this 6-part lecture series hosted by SERC plant ecologist Bert Drake. Watch all six episodes online!
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For half a century, SERC scientists have taken on environmental issues on Chesapeake Bay and around the world and uncovered new ways to protect the planet. Learn more about SERC’s history and discoveries.