The Americas


Photo credit D.L. Narango.

Mike Hallworth

Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Mike Hallworth is a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC). He studies migratory connectivity, the connection between breeding and non-breeding areas of migratory organisms and population ecology of migratory songbirds.
Ecologist teaching students outdoors in Belize

Ilka Feller (Candy)

Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Candy Feller is an insect and plant ecologist studying the effects of extra nutrients from fertilizer run-off on mangrove systems over time.


Aron Crowell

Director, Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center
Aron Crowell is an Arctic anthropologist and the Alaska Director of the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center.
Coffee roasters holding cups of bird friendly coffee

Robert A. Rice (Bob)

Research Scientist, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Robert Rice studies agroecology and land-use practices and policy in Latin America and the U.S. He researches agroforestry systems and their impacts and benefits to the environment and human communities.


Nicholas Pyenson (Nick)

Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals, National Museum of Natural History
Nick Pyenson is a vertebrate paleontologist who studies how marine life changes over incredibly long periods of time.In the span of geologic time, many different lineages of families of reptiles and mammals independently entered the oceans, showing both common patterns and unique solutions to the challenges of living in the water. The knowledge that paleontology provides us about the natural world can help us understand the magnitude of changes to biodiversity as a result of climate changes over time.  
Photographer taking photos of fossils in desert

Vincent Rossi

3D Program Officer, Smithsonian Digitization Program Office
Vince works as a 3D Program Officer for the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office - building 3D capacity, developing 3D workflows and trying to live life to the fullest.
Inside the tent at night, 3D scanning MPC 677, the most complete fossil rorqual from Cerro Ballena, in 2011. Photo Credit Smithsonian Institution

Adam Metallo

3D Program Officer, Smithsonian Digitization Program Office
Before joining the 3D team at Smithsonian, Adam Metallo worked at the Smithsonian Office of Exhibits Central, where he developed workflows that integrate 3D technologies with traditional museum model making. In 2010 he began spending most of his time quietly sneaking up on inanimate objects to digitize them in 3D for the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office.
Photo credit STRI.

Robert Stallard

Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Robert Stallard is a Smithsonian Scientist and Research Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey who studies how climate change and land cover affect water flow.