Essays & Commentary

A Pandemic, a Cancer Diagnosis, and a Year List Like No Other, Audubon, December 2020

Everyone Has a Bird Question They’re Waiting to Ask, Audubon, January 2020

Amid the Climate Crisis, a Parent Commits an Act of Hope, High Country News, September 2019

Seagull or Gull: Who Really Cares?, Audubon, October 2018


Bald Eagle, The Ultimate Endangered Species Act Success Story, Bird Conservation, May 2018

Set With Care, Fire Creates Habitat For Many Declining Bird Species, Bird Conservation, February 2018

What’s in a Name? How Genome Mapping Can Make It Harder to Tell Species Apart, Living Bird, September 2017

Saving the Silverspot, Hakai Magazine, February 2017

House Finch Eye Disease: Outbreak, Then Understanding, Living Bird, January 2017

The Tree that Ate the West, bioGraphic, August 2016

Short-Form Science News (Selected)

Climate Change Really Gets This Researcher’s Goat, The Revelator, October 2018

Washington’s First-Ever Moose Census, Crosscut, October 2018

Some of the Pacific Northwest’s Wolves Are Hybrids, Hakai Magazine, August 2018

In a Surprising Scientific Find, Enormous Crab Kills Booby on Camera, Audubon, November 2017

What’s at Stake: Training a Generation of Scientists, Audubon, September 2017

In a Changing Climate, Conservative Elephant Seals Suffer, Hakai Magazine, September 2017

What Makes a Caribou Anxious?, Sierra, July 2017

Say Hi to the Beavers of the Tundra, Sierra, April 2017

By Pitching In Around the Nest, Plover Dads Adapt to Warmer Temperatures, Audubon, December 2016

Why Do Some Seabirds Eat So Much Plastic? They Like the Smell, Audubon, November 2016