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Conservation Biology

conservation, ecology, sustainability

Online Research Help Fall 2020

UPDATE:   8/19/2020

The Mason Libraries will reopen on Monday 8/24/2020, to serve the needs of Mason faculty, staff and students. For more information, please visit our  FAQ page ( and our Library Services Updates page (

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  • Contact me via email and I will respond within 24 hrs.  OR use the schedule button below.
  • As you prefer, we can meet online via Zoom or talk on the phone. I will send you meeting information once the meeting is scheduled.

Take care!

Kim Hoffman

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

The following guides may be useful for doing research in Conservation Biology