Writing is a significant part of what I do. With a background in biology and environmental history, I am uniquely at home with deciphering and writing about the most complicated aspects of natural science for a general audience.
Below, you will find a small sample of articles on natural history that I have published. This is by no means a complete collection.
Terra Incognito. Wyoming Wildlife. October 2015
The ways in which animals utilize the Earth’s magnetic field to migrate across both continents and ocean basins is a scientific rabbit hole that researchers continue to uncover extraordinary aspects of.
The State of Predators. Coastal Review Online. August 21, 2015
A slew of shark attacks along the North Carolina coast sparked a national media feeding frenzy with wild accusations unburdened by the truth throughout the summer of 2015. One critical fact was left out of the conversation, the fact that nearly every species of great shark in the Atlantic is teetering on the edge of extinction right now causing a ripple effect throughout our coastal ecosystems that we have already begun to see.
Shifting Sands: The Nature of Island Migration. Wildlife in North Carolina. September 2010
Like all barrier islands on Earth, the Outer Banks that unfurl like a long ribbon of sand down the coast of North Carolina are marching westward. With the passing of each storm and the steady rise of sea levels, these barrier islands migrate in response to such powerful forces.
Visitors from the North. Wildlife in North Carolina. Nov / Dec 2012
Unknown to most, for a little more than a decade, each winter brings a scattered population of seals to the coast of North Carolina. Scientists are baffled as to what is driving this new trend.
A Whale of a Turtle. Wildlife in North Carolina. June 2011
In the world of oceanic reptiles, there are sea turtles, and then there are leatherback sea turtles. Wrapped in a blanket of superlatives such as: largest, deepest diving, farthest traveled, strangest chemistry, and most endangered, this truly unique prehistoric sea monster is making a comeback along the coast of North Carolina.
Animal Magnetism. Wildlife in North Carolina. Sept / Oct 2012
Migration is one of the greatest and least understood phenomenons in the world. New research however is beginning to shine light on how that animals the world over are able to tap into the Earth’s magnetic field as a natural GPS to help orient themselves as they cross entire ocean basins and traverse hemispheres.
Losing Ground. Summer 2017. American Forests
Collective Amnesia on Bag Ban. 4/11/2017. Coastal Review Online.
America’s Bird of Paradise. April, 2017. Wild Planet
Rogues’s Harbor. 3/24/2017. Coastal Review Online
Winter Survival in Yellowstone. February, 2017. Wild Planet
Photographing the Great Grey Ghost. December 2016. Wild Planet
Walking in Rachel Carson’s Footsteps, pt II. 12/22/2015. Coastal Review Online
Walking in Rachel Carson’s Footsteps, pt I. 12/21/2015. Coastal Review Online
Rutting in the Rockies. November, 2016. Wild Planet
Of Bears and Berries. October, 2016. Wild Planet
Into the Shadows. Guest Editor. August, 2016. Wild Planet
Avian Adventures in Yellowstone. July, 2016. Wild Planet
The Ocean: Calming a Stormy Mind. 06/17/2016. Coastal Review Online
A Hurricane and the Treasure Fleet. 05/16/2016. Coastal Review Online
Ecological Engineers. May / June, 2016. Wildlife in North Carolina
A Wake Up Call. May, 2016. Wild Planet
Man made Problem Led Wolves to Kill Elk. April 18, 2016. Casper Star Tribune
The Gulf Stream and the Age of Exploration. 04/01/2016. Coastal Review Online
Fort Macon and Elliott Coues. 02/16/2016. Coastal Review Online
Stalking in the Snow. January, 2016. Wild Planet
Winter Survival: How the bitter cold has shaped Wyoming’s Wildlife. January, 2016. Wyoming Wildlife Magazine
Terra Incognito. October, 2015. Wyoming Wildlife Magazine
Death in Yellowstone. September, 2015. Wild Planet
The State of Predators. 08/21/2015. Coastal Review Online
In the Heat of Summer. August, 2015. Wild Planet
The Rhythms of Life. June, 2015. Wild Planet
Carolina Plague. 5/22/2015. Coastal Review Online
Salt: The Coast’s Great Equalizer. 04/20/2015. Coastal Review Online
Return of the Sandhill Cranes. April, 2015. Wild Planet
Seal’s Appearance is a Puzzle. 02/19/2015. Coastal Review Online
Sand Waves: Juggernauts of the Outer Banks. 12/16/2014. Coastal Review Online
The Yaupon Holly Tradition. 11/26/2014. Coastal Review Online
Animal Magnetism. Sept / Oct 2012. Wildlife in North Carolina
Visitors From the North. Nov / Dec 2012. Wildlife in North Carolina
A Whale of a Turtle. June, 2011. Wildlife in North Carolina
Shifting Sands. September 2010. Wildlife in North Carolina
Birds on the Wing. June 2009. Wildlife in North Carolina
Dispelling the Myths. July 2008. Our State