Lately, the ocean in Santa Cruz has been lit up at night with bioluminescence. In this episode, we learn more about the phenomenon from my outstanding co-host Nikka Malakooti!
Check out my latest for the Santa Cruz Naturalist! In this episode, I discuss the an ongoing drama surrounding a surfboard-stealing sea otter in Santa Cruz.
My coyote research in Point Reyes was recently featured by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association! Check it out: link
Check out my latest for the Santa Cruz Naturalist! In this episode, I discuss the ecological effects of one of the most common and widespread human infrastructures: fencing.
My newest paper is out in Biological Conservation! We investigated between- and within-species differences in adaptive capacity among montane small mammals, with a focus on the American Pika.
I just published my first first-author publication—a natural history note describing a novel land-sea linkage between beach-cast pinniped carrion and insectivorous black phoebes. Check it out!
Check out parts 1 and 2 of my latest podcast feature for the Santa Cruz Naturalist! I interview my friend Nicolás Cruz about forest fires, prescribed burns, cultural burns, and his research on the role of fire in wetland ecosystems
Check out my latest for the Santa Cruz Naturalist. In this episode, I discuss the important ecological roles that fallen trees play as they move from forests to rivers to oceans.
Check out my latest for the Santa Cruz Naturalist! In this episode, I talk with my friend Jacob Harris about ongoing efforts to restore Olympia oysters to Elkhorn Slough.
Hi! For several years, I have been gathering stories about science and society, nature and people, oceans, diseases, cities, forests, and more. This is a place where I can share some of those stories with the world. I hope that, while you explore these pages, you find something wonderful or interesting that catches your eye. Thanks for checking it out!