Below are some of the outlets that have highlighted my research to the scientific community and public:
The final chapter from my PhD was published in the journal Communications Biology, in which we show that the level of familiarity in a group has major impacts on both individual and school level performance in response to a predator threat. Check out the press release here, as well as some of the news outlets that covered it here.
Following a multi-year and multi-institution collaboration, work completed during my PhD was published in the journal eLife, showing that marine heatwaves are already a major thermal pressure on coral reef fishes today. This work was covered by a range of news outlets, including "Science Daily".
My first, first-author parasite paper! Yippee! Here, I show that the California killifish responds metabolically to attacking parasites and that this energetic cost far overshadows any impacts of long-term infection by the brain-infecting trematode parasite Euhaplorchis californiensis. This work (published in Functional Ecology) was publicized by a press release from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and picked up by several news outlets, including phys.org.
My postdoctoral work on behavior-manipulating parasites was featured on the Norwegian NRK TV show "Latterlig Smart" (which translates to "Ridiculously Smart"). This documentary-style show links a standup comedian with a researcher, who teaches them about their research over the course of five days. The comedian then has to write a standup comedy show about it, which is presented to an audience at the end of week. Our research group was paired with Erlend Osnes, a Norwegian standup comedian and radio presenter.
Biology Open featured my work in their "First person" series, which promotes early-career researchers. This article was in support of my publication that showed that the water flow regime on the reef dictates the escape performance of schooling fish.
My PhD work also examined the role of climate change in shoaling behavior on coral reefs (published in Conservation Physiology). This work found that the ability to recognize friends from strangers was disrupted under near-future levels of carbon dioxide. This work was featured in radio and podcast interviews with the Naked Scientists and Deutschlandfunk (German Public Radio).
My climate change work was also featured in print articles at outlets including CityLab, Mother Jones, Grist.org, and Science Daily.
For my co-authored work with Dr. Maria del Mar Palacios, I completed interviews with 7 News Townsville (skip to 6:03) and ABC Far North Queensland Radio. This project showed that large predators actually benefit juvenile coral reef fishes, by reducing the activity of smaller mesopredators and thereby reducing predation risk.