Articles

I have written for BBC Wildlife, Science Focus and The i newspaper.

Links to online versions, where available:

Sept 2021 – Aesop’s Fables: the science behind what the stories got wrong

June 2017 – A Cleverness of Crows Crows have a reputation for being smart, but are they actually clever? This article presents some of the most fascinating discoveries on the topic of corvid intelligence.

Nov 2016 – The Wonder Women of Ornithology Several brilliant women overcame the barriers of working in a male-dominated world to advance knowledge of birds. This article showcases a selection of these often overlooked pioneers in ornithology.

Meet the Scientist

Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka – multi-award winner and founder of Conservation Through Public Health, Dr Kalema-Zikusoka explained to me why linking conservation programmes with public health is paying off for mountain gorillas.

Dr Jodie Crane – kākāpō are one of the most critically endangered species on the planet, with just 204 individuals alive today. Dr Crane, senior ranger with the Kākāpō Recovery team, talked me through the biggest breeding season on record (2019) and future prospects for this iconic New Zealand parrot.

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