Articles and Blurbs

I was interviewed for a physics podcast! So if, for some reason, you needed more of me nerding out about glaciers… it now exists. Check out Physics Alive! for a great conversation about science communication, glaciers, and education. You can also listen wherever you get your podcasts.

I’m in the hot seat this time! Check out my interview with the Women Mind the Water podcast, where I chat about science communication and my art. The video is available here, and the audio version is on iTunes. A transcript can be found on the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street page.

The Women Mind the Water podcast episode was also featured on TV! Watch the news story here.

Want to know how I draw my cartoons and what my inspiration is? Read the American Geophysical Union’s #DrawnToGeoscience blog post about my work!

Are you a visual learner, so listening to podcasts really isn’t your thing? Thanks to Deep Green Wilderness and SeaDoc Society, we do short educational videos now!

Science is hard, science communication is harder. Check out Go Forth… and Science! on Let’s Do Something Big.

Podcast Notes

If I did any research for a podcast episode, my note files about that research can be found here. A bibliography for all the episodes can be found below.

Podcast Citations and Acknowledgements

Any resources, programs or organizations I mention in my podcast are cited below!

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  • Altwegg, K., et al. 2016. Prebiotic chemicals—amino acid and phosphorus—in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Science Advances; 2 (5). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600285
  • American Fossil, Dig Real Fossils:
  • Archibald, S. et al. 2018. Biological and geophysical feedbacks with fire in the Earth system. Environmental Research Letters; 13: 1-18
  • Banks, A.N., Srygley, R.B. 2003. Orientation by magnetic field in leaf-cutter ants, Atta colombica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ethology; 109: 835-846
  • Be Whale Wise:
  • The Center for Whale Research. 2020. Southern Resident Orcas:
  • Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Part 172, Section 172.620. 2019. Carrageenan. U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
  • Collareta, A., Gemelli, M., Varola, A., Bianucci, G. 2019. Trace fossils on a trace fossil: a vertebrate-bitten vertebrate coprolite from the Miocene of Italy. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie; 293 (2): 117-126.
  • Crance, JL., Berchok, CL., Keating, JL. 2017. Gunshot call production by the North Pacific right whale Eubalaena japonica in the southeastern Bering Sea. Endangered Species Research; 34: 251-267
  • Davis, R., et. al. 2019. Future direction in sea otter research and management. Frontiers in Marine Science; 5 (510): 1-16. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00510
  • Deep Green Wilderness:
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  • Ebbesmeyer, C., Ingraham, J.W. 1994. Pacific toy spill fuels ocean current pathways research. Eos; 75(37): 425-432
  • Fernee, C., Mesel, T., Andersen, A.J.W., Gabrielsen, L.E. 2019. Therapy the natural way: a realist exploration of the wilderness therapy treatment process in adolescent mental health care in Norway. Qualitative Health Research; 29(9): 1358-1377
  • Fidelis, A. 2020. Is fire always the “bad guy”? Flora; 268: 1-3
  • Filatova, O., Fedutin, I., Titova, O., Siviour, B., Burdin, A., Hoyt, E. 2016. White killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the western North Pacific. Aquatic Mammals; 42(3): 350-356
  • Filbee-Dexter, Karen., Pedersen, M.F., Frediksen, S., Norderhaug, K.M., Rinde, E., Kristiansen, T., Albretsen, J., Wernberg, T. 2020. Carbon export is facilitated by sea urchins transforming kelp detritus. Oecologia; 192: 213-225
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  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada. 2020. Killer whale (Northeast Pacific Southern Resident Population):
  • Fossil Butte National Monument, National Park Service:
  • Garrett, R.W., Carlson, K.A., Goggans, M.S., Nesson, M.H., Shepard, C.A., Schofield, R.M.S. 2015. Leaf processing behavior in Atta leafcutter ants: 90% of leaf cutting takes place inside nest, and ants select pieces that require less cutting. Royal Society Publishing; 3(150111): 1-12
  • Garwicz, M., Christensson, M., Psouni, E. 2009. A unifying model for timing of walking onset in humans and other mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; 106 (51): 21889 –21893
  • Hanson, B., Walker, W. 2014. Trans-Pacific consumption of cephalopods by North Pacific Killer Whales (Orcinus orca). Aquatic Mammals; 40(3): 274-284
  • Harrison, C.G.A. 2016. The present-day number of tectonic plates. Earth, Planets and Space; 68 (37): 1-14.
  • Holt, M., Hanson, B., Emmons, C., Haas, D., Giles, D., Hogan, J. 2019. Sounds associated with foraging and prey capture in individual fish-eating killer whales, Orcinus orca. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; 146: 3475-3486
  • Huang, CL., Fu, JT., Liu, YK., Cheng, DM., Zhang, ZX. 2015. The insecticidal and repellent activity of soil containing cinnamon leaf debris against red imported fire ant workers. Sociobiology; 62(1): 46-51
  • Hughes, B., et al. 2019. Species recovery and recolonization of past habitats: lessons for science and conservation from sea otters in estuaries. PeerJ; 1-30.
  • Ikeda, M.Z., Trusel, M., Roberts, T.F. 2020. Memory circuits for vocal imitation. Current Opinion of Neurobiology; 60: 37-46
  • Jones, T., Culleton, B., Larson, S., Mellinger, S., Porcasi, J. 2011. Toward a prehistory of the southern sea otter. Chapter 11 of Human and Marine Ecosystems: Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Northeastern Pacific Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters; 243-272.
  • Juneau Icefield Research Program:
  • Kious, W. J., Tilling, R. I. 2016. This Dynamic Earth: the story of plate tectonics. Unites States Geological Survey. Available from:
  • Koenighofer, Martin., Lion, T., Bodenteich, A., Prieschl-Grassauer, E., Grassauer, A., Unger, H., Mueller, C.A., Fazekas, T. 2014. Carrageenan nasal spray in virus confirmed common cold: individual patient data analysis of two randomized controlled trials. Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine; 9(1): 57
  • Koptur, S., Jones, I.M., Liu, H., Díaz-Castelazo, C. 2017. Playing the system: the impacts of invasive ants and plants on facultative ant-plant interactions. Ant-Plant Interactions: Impacts of Humans on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Ch. 12.
  • Kriegisch N., Reeves S.E., Johnson C.R., Ling S.D. 2019. Top-down sea urchin overgrazing overwhelms bottom-up stimulation of kelp beds despite sediment enhancement. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology; 514-515: 48-58
  • Kristiansen, S.M., Amelung, W. 2001. Abandoned anthills of Formica polyctena and soil heterogeneity in a temperate deciduous forest: morphology and organic matter composition. European Journal of Science; 52: 355-363
  • Kumar, V., Lammers, F., Bidon, T., Pfenninger, M., Kolter, L., Nilsson, M., Janke, A. 2017. The evolutionalry history of bears is characterized by gene flow across species. Scientific Reports; 1-10. DOI: 10.1038/srep46487
  • Lebreton, L.C.M., Borrero, J.C. 2013. Modeling the transport and accumulation floating debris generated by the 11 March 2011 Tohoku tsunami. Marine Pollution Bulletin; 66: 53-58
  • Luo, M., Hu, S., Benton, M., Shi, G.R., Zhao, L., Huang, J., Song, H., Wen, W., Zhang, Q., Fang, Y., Huang, Y., Chen, Z. 2017. Taphonomy and palaeobiology of early Middle Triassic coprolites from the Luoping biota, southwest China: Implications for reconstruction of fossil food webs. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; 474: 232-246
  • Macdonald, C., Wester, J. 2019. Public perceptions of the hybridization of polar (Ursus maritimus) and grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis). Human Dimensions of Wildlife; 1-18.
  • MacLean, H.J., Penick, C.A., Dunn, R.R., Diamond, S.E. 2017. Experimental winter warming modifies thermal performance and primes acorn ants for warm weather. Journal of Insect Physiology; 100: 77-81
  • Mallard, C., Coltice, N., Seton, M., Müller, R.D., Tackley, P.J. 2016. Subduction controls the distribution and fragmentation of Earth’s tectonic plates. Nature; 535 (7610): 140-143
  • Mann, M.E., Rahmstorf, S., Kornbuber, K., Steinman, B.A., Miller, S.K., Coumou, D. 2017. Influence of anthropogenic climate change on planetary wave resonance and extreme weather events. Scientific Reports; 7: 1-10
  • Miaud, C., Andreone, F., Ribéron, A., De Michelis, S., Clima, V., Castanet, J., Francillon-Vieillot, H., Guyétant, R. 2001. Variations in age, size at maturity and gestation duration among two neighboring populations of the alpine salamander (Salamandra lanzai). Journal of Zoology; 254: 251-260
  • National Park Service, Redwood National Park:
  • The National Sever Storms Laboratory, NOAA:
  • Necas, J., Bartosikova, L. 2013. Carrageenan: a review. Veterinarni Medicina; 58 (4): 187-205
  • North Cascade Glacier Climate Project:
  • Pausas, J.G., Keeley, J.E. 2009. A burning story: the role of fire in the history of life. Bioscience; 59 (7): 593-601
  • Pongracz, JD., Paetkau, D., Branigan, M., Richardson, E. 2017. Recent hybridization between a polar bear and grizzly bears in the Canadian Arctic. Arctic; 70 (2): 151-160.
  • Powell, SB., et al. 2018. Bioinspired polarization vision enables underwater geolocalization. Science Advances; 4 (4). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao6841
  • Reeves, R., Pitman, R.L., Ford, J.K.B. 2017. Orcinus orca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017:
  • Right Over the Edge, the search for the North Pacific right whale:
  • Rogers, B.M., Balch, J.K., Goetz, S.J., Lehmann, C.E.R., Turetsky, M. 2020. Focus on changing fire regimes: interactions with climate, ecosystems and society. Environmental Research Letters; 15: 1-11
  • Romanov, E., Jaquemet, S., Puetz, L. 2018. A giant squid (Architeuthis dux) off Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean: the greatest giant ever? Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom; 98 (8): 2087-2093
  • Scott, A.C., Glasspool, I.J. 2006. The diversification of Paleozoic fire systems and fluctuation in atmospheric oxygen concentration. PNAS; 103(29): 10861-10865
  • Simard, S. 2018. Mycorrhizal networks facilitate tree communication, learning and memory. Chapter in Memory and Learning in Plants, Springer International Publishing; 192-213
  • Simard, S., Beiler, K.J., Bingham, M.A., Deslippe, J.R., Philip, L.J., Teste, F.P. 2012. Mycorrhizal networks: mechanisms, ecology and modelling. Fungal Biology Reviews; 26: 39-60
  • Stölting, K.N., Wilson, A.B. 2007. Male pregnancy in seahorses and pipefish: beyond the mammalian model. BioEssays; 29: 884-896
  • Stovall, A., Shugart, H., Yang, X. 2019. Tree height explains mortality risk during an intense drought. Nature Communications; 10(4385): 1-6
  • Tedersoo, L., Bahram, M., Zobel, M. 2020. How mycorrhizal associations drive plant population and community biology. Science; 367 (867): 1-9
  • Vanden Hole, C., Goyens, J., Prims, S., Fransen, E., Ayuso Hernando, M., Van Cruchten, S., Aerts, P., Van Ginneken, C. 2017. How innate is locomotion in precocial animals? A study on the early development of spatio-temporal gait variables and gait symmetry in piglets. Journal of Experimental Biology; 220: 2706-2716
  • Vasa Museet. 2019. Timeline:
  • Wang, Y., Lee, Y., Chiu, I., Lin, Y., Chiu, H. 2020. Potent impacts of plastic nanomaterials and micromaterials of the food chain and human health. International Journal of Molecular Sciences; 21(1727): 1-14
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 2020. Killer whale (orca) conservation and management:
  • Weimerskirch, H. 2017. Linking demographic processes and foraging ecology in wandering albatross – conservation implications. Journal of Animal Ecology; 87: 945-955
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2017. Glacial Geology:
  • Þingvellir National Park. Tectonic Movements. Available from: