Smithsonian Institution (SI)


Smithsonian Institution (SI)
The Smithsonian Institution conducts systematics research, maintains important collections, and uses systematics in its collaborative work with other Federal agencies including USDA, DOI, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Federal Aviation. Administration.



Agencies Conducting Systematics Research

National Museum of Natural History

Taken together, the National Museum of Natural History collections form the largest, most comprehensive natural history collection in the world. Collections-based research provides the essential building blocks for studying broader topics such as evolutionary relationships of organisms, biodiversity loss and global climate change.


National Zoological Park

has a long history and strong commitment to the scientific study and conservation of animals and their habitats throughout the world. The strength of our scientific research is in reproductive biology, veterinary medicine, behavior, conservation ecology and nutrition, population management, biodiversity monitoring, and professional training in these disciplines.


Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

leads the Nation in research on linkages of land and water ecosystems in the coastal zone and provides society with knowledge to meet critical environmental challenges in the 21st century.


Smithsonian Marine Station

supports and conducts scholarly research in the marine sciences, including collection, documentation and preservation of south Florida's marine biodiversity and ecosystems, as well as education, training, and public service.


Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

is a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution dedicated to understanding biological diversity.