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,...
Aldern: Data on Homelessness

Aldern: Data on Homelessness

Data journalist Clayton Page Aldern (@compatibilism) teamed up with a UW real estate professor on a new book, “Homelessness is a Housing Problem,” in which the pair analyzes the data on homelessness and housing markets across the U.S., showing that housing-market...
Rosen: Measuring Ocean Hypoxia

Rosen: Measuring Ocean Hypoxia

Among the many threats to ocean life — and to the fishermen who make their living from it — is hypoxia, or low oxygen levels. Crabs can suffocate in hypoxic waters, writes Julia Rosen (@1juliarosen) for Hakai Magazine, but a new partnership between crabbers and...