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Communicating science for all

Recently, I have become very passionate about using effective science communication to bridge the gap between what we do as scientists with non-scientists, particularly in this polarized political climate. Producing evidence-based articles that invite non-scientists to learn and engage in science research is critical for our future. I was a AAAS Mass Media Fellow this summer, writing for National Geographic! It was an incredible experience and I learned so much about reporting science stories thanks to the great writers and editors there. I occasionally write for Massive Science and Hakai Magazine. I continue to look for more opportunities to develop my writing skills.

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LATEST ARTICLE

Sea Bass Don't Like Surprises

Experiments show the fish respond differently to predictable and unpredictable stress.

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Adult Reunion grey white-eye

Neil Bowman

One songbird, four forms, one tiny island

Hakai Magazine

Researchers unravel how distinct types of the Reunion grey white-eye came to be. 

Silhouettes of two brown pelicans flying at sunset

Edward Myles

What do birds do

in a hurricane?

Hakai Magazine

Brown pelicans in South Carolina give researchers a good look at how birds handle these mighty storms.

Close-up of coral polyps

Rotjan Lab

These corals choose to eat plastic over food

National Geographic

Tiny plastic particles may also be a vehicle for microbes that sicken or even kill corals, a new study finds.

 

Full Portfolio

Howard, J. August 12, 2020.  Sea bass don't like surprises.  Hakai Magazine. 

Howard, J. July 10, 2020.  Please do not feed the wildlife.  Hakai Magazine. 

Howard, J. June 8, 2020.  One songbird, four forms, one tiny island.  Hakai Magazine. 

Howard, J.  January 3, 2020.  What do birds do in a hurricane?  Hakai Magazine. 

Howard, J.  August 20, 2019.  Plague, facts and information.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  August 19, 2019.  Some animals can adapt to climate change—just not fast enough.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  August 13, 2019.  Groundbreaking earthquake catalog may have just solved a seismic mystery.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  August 6, 2019.  This toddler-size parrot was a prehistoric oddity.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  August 5, 2019.  Avalanche safety tips and preparation.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  August 2, 2019.  Marine pollution, explained.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 31, 2019.  Dead zones, explained.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 29, 2019.  Go inside a penguin rescue center with new 360 video.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 25, 2019.  Alaskan Glaciers melting 100 times faster than previously thought.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 24, 2019.  Megadroughts could return to Southwestern U.S.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 23, 2019.  Flood safety tips.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 19, 2019.  Avalanches, explained.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 9, 2019.  These slumbering fish may offer clues to the origins of sleep.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 8, 2019.  These eggs aren’t hatching. The culprit? Light pollution.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 5, 2019.  A brief history of moon exploration.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 5, 2019.  Red tides, explained.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  July 2, 2019.  Why shark attacks are more common in the Atlantic than the Pacific.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  June 26, 2019.  12-foot bird lived alongside early human relatives, fossils reveal.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  June 25, 2019.  These corals choose to eat plastic over food.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  June 21, 2019.  The brief (and bizarre) history of selfies in space.  National Geographic.

Howard, J.  May 31, 2019.  Meet Marjory Stoneman Douglas, champion and savior of the Everglades.  Massive.

Howard, J.  May 30, 2019.  Thinking about releasing thousands of balloons for your local Indy 500? That's littering.  Massive.

Howard, J.  May 30, 2019.  Sea urchins stress out.  Hakai Magazine. 

Howard, J.  April 4, 2019. Blue whales and orcas and more form an emotional bond with humans in “The Breath of a Whale”.  Massive.

Howard, J.  February 20, 2019.  Hungry mice are attacking and killing adult seabirds.  Hakai Magazine. 

Howard, J.   January 14, 2019.  Loons are getting squeezed by wind farms.  Hakai Magazine. 

Howard, J.  September 3, 2018.  How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos. Massive. Syndicated in Salon.

Howard, J.  July 12, 2018.  There was so much more to Rachel Carson beyond ‘Silent Spring’. Massive.

Howard, J.  June 29, 2018. How weather radar can predict bird migration. Massive. Syndicated in Salon.

Howard, J.  May 17, 2018.  Meet Mary Golda Ross, one if the first Native Americans in Engineering. Massive.

Howard, J.  March 22, 2018.  Meet Katherine Johnson, the computer who helped send men to the moon. Massive.

Howard, J.  March 19, 2018.  My life in butterflies: how a childhood hobby shaped my career. Massive.

Howard, J.  March 2, 2018.  How an interloper snake decimated Guam’s delicious wild chilies. Massive. Syndicated in Pacific Standard.

Howard, J.  December 18, 2017.  How fieldwork on a remote, tiny island taught me to navigate family dinners. Massive. Syndicated in Salon.

Howard, J.  November 30, 2017.  Boobies of the Galápagos are replacing their disappearing food source with junk fish. Massive.

Wake Forest University

Department of Biology

© 2018 by Jenny Howard

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