One benefit to working in a lab whose focal animal is so charismatic is that we often end up in the news. Here are some links to media stories that feature me and my research.
The March/April 2016 issue of Audubon focused entirely on corvids, and my lab’s current work on crows was the main article! The author (Kat McGowan) gives a comprehensive overview on how we use PET imaging to study the activity within a crow’s brain- a major component of my PhD research. In addition to my work, McGowan also covers my colleague Kaeli Swift’s examination of crow funerals, and my advisor’s early research on ravens. Read it here.
This CBS story talks about our lab’s facial recognition discovery and a beneficial side-effect of crows being able to ID specific people. You can watch it by clicking this link.
This Associated Press story has appeared in several different news outlets, and it gives a basic overview of the Seattle crows and what the we’re studying here in the Marzluff lab. Watch it here.