Swaim Biological (SBI) is a woman-owned business based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Karen Swaim, principal and founder, started the business over 15 years ago with a focus on special-status species reptiles and amphibians in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Today, the company maintains its focus on herpetological research, but has expanded its scope to include permitting and compliance, construction monitoring, and GIS services. SBI biologists have expertise in ornithology, freshwater branchiopods, botany and geography, among other disciplines.