Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology
The Alexander Center applies population biology theories to the management of populations in zoos and the wild—because scientifically managed populations are more likely to be healthy and persist into the future.
Animal Welfare Science Program
The Animal Welfare Science Program continually evaluates and enhances animal welfare by answering questions that directly impact quality of life for zoo animals.
AZA Population Management Center
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Population Management Center (PMC), hosted at Lincoln Park Zoo, provides assistance to zoo professionals across the country by conducting demographic and genetic analyses for Species Survival Plan® (SSP) species—ensuring that zoo populations remain healthy for the long term.
Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology
The Davee Center studies wildlife disease, stress, and reproductive physiology in zoo and wild populations. This information helps improve wildlife management and conservation.
Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes
The Fisher Center brings together primate experts and organizations from around the world to collaborate on groundbreaking research, conservation, education, and advocacy.
Tanzania Conservation Research Program
The Tanzania Conservation Research Program focuses on protecting wildlife corridors in northern Tanzania, as well as studying mammal diversity and distribution across Tanzania to help inform conservation decisions and protected area management.
Urban Wildlife Institute
The Urban Wildlife Institute studies the interactions between wildlife and urban development to develop scientific standards for minimizing human-wildlife conflict.