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The San Diego Society of Natural History has engaged in scientific field work and systematics research since 1874. Scientists at the Museum are actively engaged in research programs and regularly publish their research in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The extensive scientific collections of the Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias represent a permanent record of our natural heritage. They contain materials that support the research of many scientific disciplines, including those working to define and preserve biodiversity and monitor global change.

Scientific collections are a continuing investment by society in the effort to understand the natural world. In the face of disappearing habitats, species extinctions, and the destruction of geological and paleontological sites, the specimens in our collections have become nonrenewable resources.

A strategic plan developed by the BRCC and adopted by the Board of Directors defines the BRCC's mission, vision, region, and perspective.


Gulf of California Listed as World Heritage Site


We would like to thank the County of San Diego and Supervisor Ron Roberts for a generous donation that will enable the Museum to enhance the Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hazard Science Demonstration Lab with digital imaging equipment.