published work


The Lone Star State Teems with Snakes, Lizards and Toads in ‘Herping Texas’

TEXAS OBSERVER
November 20, 2018

Odd Fish

TEXAS OBSERVER
November 19, 2018

How Marvel and Corporate Comics Are Failing the ‘Vulnerable’ Creators Behind Their Superheroes

THE DAILY BEAST
November 9, 2018

Is the Mothman of West Virginia an Owl?

AUDUBON
October 26, 2018

This Fossil Is Probably the First to Preserve Ancient Bird Lungs

AUDUBON
October 25, 2018

A Mysterious Fossil Points to the Origins of Lizards and Snakes

THE NEW YORK TIMES
October 8, 2018

Boom or Bust: Last Stand of the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

AUDUBON
August 6, 2018

Some Birds Are Better Off With Weak Immune Systems

THE NEW YORK TIMES
June 25, 2018

A Trippy Book on Life After Humans

EARTHER
June 12, 2018 

We're Not as Doomed as We Think, Ecologists Argue

EARTHER
May 1, 2018

The Terror is More Than a Chilling Monster Show

THE ATLANTIC
May 1, 2018

We're Vastly Underestimating the Impact of Deep Sea Fishing

EARTHER
May 23, 2018

#Comicsgate: How an Anti-Diversity Harassment Campaign in Comics Got Ugly—and Profitable

THE DAILY BEAST
April 2, 2018

‘The Natural History of Texas’ Celebrates the State’s Lesser-Known Critters and In-Between Places

THE TEXAS OBSERVER
March 27, 2018

Insects Flew Before Anything Else Did. So How Did They Get Their Wings?

THE NEW YORK TIMES
March 26, 2018

This New App is Like Shazam for Your Nature Photos

EARTHER
March 21, 2018

The Totally Weird Shit That Animals Eat

EARTHER
February 23, 2018

A Pipeline in the Sand

THE BITTER SOUTHERNER
February 20, 2018

In Australia, Arsonists May Have Wings

THE NEW YORK TIMES
February 5, 2018

This Newly Discovered Dino-Bird Sported Flashy, Iridescent Feathers

AUDUBON
January 23, 2018

 

2018


The Secret Identity of Marvel Comics’ Editor

THE ATLANTIC
December 17, 2017

What Ancient Rome Can Teach Us About Climate Disasters

EARTHER
December 14, 2017

New Aquatic Dinosaur Find Is a Strange and Startling Avian Hodgepodge

AUDUBON
December 6, 2017

The Surprising Evolution of Dinosaur Drawings

THE ATLANTIC
November 28, 2017

A New Book on Jellyfish is Filled with Wonder and Climate Change Woes

THE TEXAS OBSERVER
November 15

Field Notes from Santa Ana

THE TEXAS OBSERVER
October 23, 2017

Rare Appalachian Salamanders Are Reclaiming Abandoned Coal Mines

EARTHER
October 10, 2017

Stretching Their Wings

AUDUBON
September 29, 2017

In Wake of Relentless Hurricane Season, Wildlife is Exhausted, Disoriented and Vulnerable

EARTHER
September 27, 2017

How Hurricane Harvey Affected Birds and Their Habitats in Texas

AUDUBON MAGAZINE
September 25, 2017

Our Lady of the Underground

THE TEXAS OBSERVER
September 4, 2017

Wildlife Rescue In Harvey's Wake

HAKAI MAGAZINE
August 31, 2017

Utah Paleontologists Turn to Crowdfunding For Raptor Project

THE NEW YORK TIMES
August 28, 2017

The Invisible Artists Behind Your Favorite Comics

THE ATLANTIC
August 15, 2017

Lakes Are Being A-Salted

HAKAI MAGAZINE
August 9, 2017

Turning Tail

TEXAS OBSERVER
July 24, 2017

Walking Trees Terrorize Marshes

HAKAI MAGAZINE
July 5th, 2017

An Ancient Baby Bird Beautifully Encased in Amber

AUDUBON
June 12, 2017

The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics' Woes

THE ATLANTIC
May 24, 2017

ICE raids in Texas strike fear into immigrants, regardless of legal status

TRIBUNE WIRE SERVICE
February 13, 2017

The Lost Continent of Appalachia

BITTER SOUTHERNER
February 7, 2017

Bright Lights, Big City (Tiny Frog)

MONGABAY REPORTING NETWORK
February 3, 2017

How Lasers Are Revealing Hidden Evolutionary Clues in Ancient Bird Fossils 

AUDUBON
January 31, 2017

Diving into El Niño’s Past

HAKAI MAGAZINE
January 10, 2017

 

 

2017


2016

How Dinosaurs Got So Huge

SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE
December 2016

Chasing the Chupacabra

TEXAS OBSERVER
October 27, 2016

Mapping Texas' Fraught Environmental History

TEXAS OBSERVER
October 22, 2016

Furry Animals, Fuzzy Science

UNDARK MAGAZINE
October 20, 2016

Did Plant-Eating Dinosaurs Only Eat Plants?

THE ATLANTIC
October 12, 2016

The Road to Tama-Re

OXFORD AMERICAN
October 2, 2016

Feeling the Burn in the Big Bend

TEXAS OBSERVER
September 20, 2016

Jack Kirby and the Plight of the Comic Book Artist

THE ATLANTIC
September 1, 2016

Fragile Species

TEXAS OBSERVER
April 25, 2016

Enough with the Canon!

THE ATLANTIC
April 13, 2016

The Saga of Spinosaurus 

THE ATLANTIC
March 31, 2016

The Trouble with Superman

THE ATLANTIC
February 7, 2016


2015

Epitaph for an Alligator

TEXAS OBSERVER
November 16th, 2015

Go Wild in Suburbia

TEXAS OBSERVER
October 16, 2015

A Shifting Tide?

BITTER SOUTHERNER
October 14, 2016

The Clidastes in Limbo

OXFORD AMERICAN
September 30th, 2015

Honky-Tonk Haints 

BITTER SOUTHERNER
September 15, 2015

Unearthing a Lost World

TEXAS OBSERVER
August 25, 2015

The Return of La Llorona

TEXAS OBSERVER
February 23, 2015


2014

The Once and Future Jewish Exorcists 

TABLET
October 31, 2014

The Pentecostal Serpent 

BITTER SOUTHERNER
September 15, 2014

The Capitalists and the Dinosaurs

SALON
July 28, 2014

The Rising Cost of Being Orthodox

TABLET
July 11, 2014