Academic publications in press or print

Swift KN, Marzluff JM, Templeton CN, Shimizu T, and Cross DJ. (2020) Brain activity underlying American crow processing of encounters with dead conspecifics. Behavioral Brain Research 385: 112546

Swift KN and Marzluff JM. (2018) Occurrence and variability of tactile interactions between wild American crows and dead conspecifics.  Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 373: 20170259.

Marzluff JM, and Swift KN. (2017) Connecting animal and human cognition to conservation.  Current Opinions in Behavioral Science 16: 87-92.  DOI:

Swift, K.N & Marzluff, J.M. (2015) Wild American crows gather around their dead to learn about danger.  Animal Behaviour 109: 187-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.08.021

Popular science articles

Swift, K.N. “Why the Northwestern Crow disappeared overnight. Audubon Magazine, National Audubon Society. Web. 9/4/2020

Swift, K.N. (2018). The city of crows. Biophilic Cities 2: 34-37 

Swift, K.N. (2015) Science in Seattle. Biosphere, 8: 52-58

Swift, K.N. (2015) Danger surrounds us. Biosphere 11: 28-32


Swift, Kaeli. “Rectangles.” The Other Animals, edited by Rachel Hamburg,  Audible Originals, LLC,  November 14th 2019

Publisher’s summary: In The Other Animals, a worm breaks up with a snail, a vulture contemplates the act of killing, a whale falls in love with a song, and more.  This funny, moving collection of eight stories – written by a crew of scientists, literary writers, and comics, and informed by animal behavioral science – explores what animal perspectives can show humans about the world we all share. It includes stories by Daniel Mallory Ortberg (Something That May Shock and Discredit You), R. Eric Thomas (Here for It), Ken Liu (The Paper Menagerie), Lulu Miller (Why Fish Don’t Exist), Kelly Weinersmith (Soonish), Shruti Swamy (O’Henry Award winner), Max McClure (Grist), and Kaeli Swift.