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Conservation Biology

conservation, ecology, sustainability

Online Research Help

UPDATE:   Fall 2021

Mason Libraries FAQ page ( and our Library Services Updates page ( Library hours are here ( .)

For Research Help: Kimberly Hoffman, Subject Liaison for ESP, AOES & Geology

I will be working at Mercer Library on the SciTech Campus, and Fenwick Library on the Fairfax Campus. I will be checking my email regularly during this time. Library instruction and Research meetings will be conducted via email, Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate. Thanks, Kim

Begin Your Research

Welcome to the Conservation Biology InfoGuide

Use this guide to discover Conservation Biology resources available to you at Mason.

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC)

Threats to the biodiversity of our environment are ever-evolving. To counter these threats and protect our endangered species, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and George Mason University established the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC).

Watch students talk about the program at SMSC.

At the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, students in this one minute video talk about their classroom being the outdoors, the supportive community, and the professional practices they learn during their semester in the field. They are taught by prominent conservationists, researchers, educators, and Mother Nature herself.

Related Research Guides

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