Brian Coyle

Photo of Bryan Coyle Smithsonian Institution
3001 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
Phone: 240-893-8044

Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Youth mentorship, community engagement, restoration

Biographical Sketch

Brian Coyle is a program officer and researcher with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. His work involves multi-disciplinary collaborations spanning One Health, conservation of endangered species and habitats, sustainable agroforestry and training the next generation of sustainability leaders. Current projects focus on captive breeding for reintroduction of an endangered passerine, mitigating wildlife  trafficking through behavior change campaigns, regenerative agriculture / coffee agroforestry and reforestation, mentoring and active learning projects to build civic and environmental leadership skills in outstanding teens in collaboration with museums and science centers across US, creating better approaches to monitor zoonoses and prevent pandemics.


  • B.S., University of Connecticut, Storrs CT
  • M.S. and Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park MD

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