7.23.18-I have admired and been a fan of Jason Bittel’s writing ever since I first connected with him via twitter. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, I am always more than happy to talk to him especially since it always seems to err on the side of the strange. I am so glad he took me up on this open ended invitation to discuss my 2018 publication. Check it out via Audubon.
7.20.18-Katherine Wu not only nailed it with the title, but wrote an incredibly thoughtful article about the most recent pub. Even if you read the other articles, this one is still well worth your time. Check it out via the Smithsonian.
7.19.18-While we were collaborating on The Secret Life of Urban Crows back in May of 2017 I mentioned to journalist James Ross Garnder that I had some really big crow news I would share with him as soon as the research cleared the peer review process. He had to wait patiently for over a year, but I am delighted to now share his latest piece about my research, this time written for the New York Times. Thanks for another terrific article, James!
7.18.18-If the other articles about the recent publication just didn’t have enough swearing in them for you, check out this take by Tracy Clark-Flory of Jezebel.
7.18.18-Science journalist extraordinaire (seriously, it was kinda intimidating taking his phone call) Ed Young penned a terrific article for the Atlantic about the new research regarding tactile interactions between crows and their dead. Check it out.
5.15.18-The folks over at PBS’s digital studio decided they wanted to take a Deep Look into crow “funerals”. Watch out the piece here and check out all the amazing videos from the Deep Look series. Fair warning, you might want to clear your afternoon schedule.
5.11.18-I am thrilled to share that my work, as well as the crow research by my colleague Loma Pendergraft, was featured in episode 6, season 2 of Bill Nye Saves the World. Stream it on Netflix!
7.12.17-Being a big NPR fan, I was delighted when WBUR’s Vicki Croke reached out to do a story. I think my blog followers will find this piece especially enjoyable to read because it’s one of the few that talks about the blog specifically. Enjoy!
6.1.17-I had the pleasure of chatting with Klipsun magazine’s Jesse Nichols. I love the little video he made about our conversation, especially the animations.
5.17.2017-want to know about some of the more charismatic (and sometimes controversial) aspects of Seattle’s crows? Check out this article by James Ross Gardner of Seattle Met magazine. You may even learn a thing or two about me in there!
3.17.16-A quick little story and video segment by the Associated Press, highlighting the work being done by our lab.
1.1.16-Crows found themselves in their rightful place this month; on the cover of Audubon Magazine! This month’s issue tackles the work by several leading corvid labs, including ours.
10.2.15-The Daily Mail took a little more liberty when it comes to interpreting emotions from this behavior but that being said it was nice to see more detail from the study’s findings in this article. Though I could have also done without the suggestion that we ever ‘solve’ anything in science!
10.1.15-The BBC’s Earth section recently covered our publication as well. Another awesome interpretation of a tricky paper!
10.1.15-As a lover of Radiolab and his NYT column, Matter, it was an honor to have science journalist Carl Zimmer take an interest in our recent publication. Enjoy reading his take on this amazing behavior here.
4.23.15-CBS’s This Morning just ran a great segment detailing the story of Gabi Mann, the little girl that gets gifts from the crows. You can see John busting out his favorite “little flying monkeys” line, as well as my colleague, Loma Pendergraft, and I do our thing. I’m a little harder to spot though, can you find me?
2.20.15-My Alma mater recently did a fantastic piece describing my growth as a scientist during my time at Willamette and in the years that have followed. I hope this piece gives prospective WU students, or emerging scientists a gimps into the wonderful road I’ve followed to arrive as a graduate researcher at the UW.
10.23.14-Although it will be featured on TV as a segment in a full length PBS Quest episode later this winter, an online version of our work with PBS’s Michael Werner is available now. Great to see some faces and footage from the neurology side of this work too.
9.11.14-Jeff Emtman of the Here Be Monsters podcast recently stopped by to satisfy his own curiosity of crows and dive into the research currently being conducted by myself and John Marzluff. The piece does a great job of summarizing the research and, I think, illustrating the difficulty in discussing something as unknowable as the thoughts of animals. Enjoy!
7.2.14-With all the individual experiments I’ve run, it was bound to happen that I would organically come to the attention of a reporter. So it finally has! My latest site in Redmond landed me in front of the home of King-5 writer, Susan Wyatt. Like most residents, she approached me simply out of curiosity to find out what I was up to. What started as neighborly curiosity, however, quickly turned to an opportunity for a story. You can read her take on the research here.
5.15.14-The UW Daily newspaper recently ran another article detailing our lab’s current and future work on crow “funeral” behaviors. Always a fun opportunity to let other students know about the fascinating work we’re doing. Hopefully this will be correct for the online version, but just in case, the scientific term for these “funerals” as coined by the Igelsias team at UC Davis is cacophonous aggregation.
4.16.14-The Mercer Island Reporter recently featured a story on the work I’ll be doing there this summer exploring the function of crow funerals. I hope this piece helps inform people of one of the amazing behaviors of these animals and helps explain the obscure scene they may come across as I conduct my research!
10.23.13-Bothell crow roost event. Cascadia Community College is hosting an event to address the Bothell crow roost. It’s a family event and should be a lot of fun!
10.16.13-Often in his talks, Dr. Marzluff shares the story of a thieving raven in Rainier National Park that made a habit of stealing windshield wiper blades from visitor’s cars. Dr. Kevin McGowen at Cornell’s ornithology lab has made the same observation in his home state of New York. Recently I came across an article out of Melbourne, Australia inquiring about the same behavior in the Australian Raven. So far we don’t have a very satisfying answer for why corvids appear to covet this material so much!
10.2.12-I was honored with the opportunity to be interviewed by the UW student newspaper on my self and my prospective research objectives. It was great to know that I wasn’t the only UW student for whom crows are a source of fascination!
9.26.12-Hometown pride. The Mercer Island reporter did a brief article on my grant award and academic history at MI. It was great to have a platform to thank the high school teachers I credit for my interest in science!