Writing

Book Contributions:

“How to Take the Real Measure of a Man”
The Best Science Writing Online 2012
Scientific America Books/Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2012.

Print and Online Stories:

Don’t read the comments! Online communities shape risk perception
Ars Technica – 1/8/13

Climate change is big business (for the insurance industry)
Ars Technica – 12/24/12

Decreasing rural populations lead to increasing fires in Amazonia
Ars Technica – 12/15/12

Large, old trees disappearing worldwide
Ars Technica – 12/14/12

Scientists create a “Dow Jones” for ocean health
Ars Technica – 8/15/12

Seeing red on eBay has buyers spending more green
Ars Technica – 7/20/12

Scientists take a bird’s eye view of bird-aircraft collisions
Ars Technica – 7/17/12

Certain coral species may be better adapted to deal with ocean acidification
Ars Technica – 4/13/12

Singing in the brain: wrens cooperate to make better music
Ars Technica – 11/13/11

Dive trips link opening night speeches
The Miami Planet – 10/20/11

Storytelling drives compelling video
The Miami Planet – 10/19/11

Science press decries elusive federal science experts, applauds better data access
The Plainspoken Scientist (American Geophysical Union blog) – 10/13/11

European wars, famine, and plagues driven by changing climates
Ars Technica – 10/12/11

Study shows how warm swath of ocean may keep hurricanes at sea
GeoSpace (American Geophysical Union blog) – 10/7/11

How a brain-manipulating virus turns caterpillars into zombies
Ars Technica – 9/12/11

Seafood at Risk: Dispersed Oil Poses a Long-Term Threat
Scientific American Guest Blog – 4/20/11

The Murky Picture Beneath The Surface
RedOrbit – 11/5/10

Ecosystem Resource Planning Extends Offshore
Bay Soundings – Fall 2010

USGS Scientists Raise Coastal Change Awareness at Community Hurricane Expo 
Sound Waves – Aug/Sept 2010

Toxic threat to nature’s nursery?
Long Island Herald – 5/13/10