ECC & the Smithsonian Institution

ECC is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Institution to monitor elephants’ hormone levels and contribute to a better understanding of their life cycle and needs.

Thank you Janine Brown!

??Sound the trumpets for Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute research physiologist Janine Brown this #InternationalWomensDay! She heads the Zoo’s endocrinology lab—one of the world’s largest that benefits wildlife species. Her research informs what we know about animal behavior, reproduction and stress.

?Brown is a world authority on elephant reproductive biology, and her lab plays a key role in ex situ management plans for Asian and African elephants in the U.S. and in range countries like Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Check out this #EarthOptimism video from 2017 about her work.

We invite you to be part of our Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative: Share women’s history on social media using #BecauseOfHerStory. #WeSaveSpecies #WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM