Doughton: Dog Aging

Doughton: Dog Aging

For The Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine, Sandi Doughton (@SandiDoughton) writes about a research project on how dogs age. The Dog Aging Project is collecting exhaustive data on tens of thousands of pets to understand the basis for some breeds’ relative...
Heisman: History of Bird Migration Research

Heisman: History of Bird Migration Research

In 2023, Rebecca Heisman (@r_heisman) will publish her book Flight Paths: a deep dive into the science behind the techniques scientists use to study bird migration, and the stories of the people who developed them. In the meantime, Heisman offers a bit of a preview...
Cassella: Mud Worm Mystery

Cassella: Mud Worm Mystery

For High Country News, Carly Cassella (@carlycassella) introduces us to an ongoing research project aiming to solve the mystery of an unknown species of oyster-parasitizing mud worm that is showing up in Northwest oyster beds. Where did these worms come from, and what...
Bernhardt: Survivor Elms

Bernhardt: Survivor Elms

The notorious Dutch elm disease has ravaged elm trees across the world for more than a century, but some have nevertheless managed to survive. Carolyn Bernhardt (@CarolBernie11) writes for the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center’s website about the...
Ross Scanlan: ‘Treeline’ Review

Ross Scanlan: ‘Treeline’ Review

For the New York Journal of Books, Adrienne Ross Scanlan recently reviewed “The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth.” This nonfiction book is, she writes, “a tight weave of science writing and travel writing” that takes readers on an informative,...