JENNIFER HOWARD

Ecology

Wake Forest University

Jennifer Howard is a PhD candidate in ecology, evolution, and animal behavior at Wake Forest. Her research seeks to understand what affects a bird’s decision to forage in a specific place (i.e., prey, sea surface temperature, large-scale climate events) and how that could change as the climate does.

JENNIFER has authored 10 articles

How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos

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Tourism accounts for 8 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. We can do more to limit our footprint, carbon and cultural

There was so much more to Rachel Carson beyond 'Silent Spring'

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The trained zoologist and a bureaucrat pushed for environmental safety her whole life

How weather radar can predict bird migration

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New data helps predict peak bird movements, helping people change their behavior to save avian lives

Meet Katherine Johnson, the computer who helped send men to the moon

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John Glenn wouldn't blast off until she double-checked the IBM's calculations

My life in butterflies: how a childhood hobby shaped my career

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Citizen scientists make tangible contributions to data collection

How fieldwork on a remote, tiny island taught me to navigate family dinners

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Doing science far away helped this ecologist talk to those close to home

Boobies of the Galápagos are replacing their disappearing food source with junk fish

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Decades of research show how the sardine's decline threatens an entire ecosystem

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Warming oceans cast a chill over New England's sea turtles

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Recent research suggests warming seas will cause more stranded sea turtles

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Short, glassy buildings are a bird’s worst nightmare

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Windows are a gauntlet of mirrors and invisible walls

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These unregulated, potentially dangerous chemicals are probably already in your bloodstream

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Researchers have known that there are unsafe compounds in our water for decades, but the government is just starting to catch up

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Tracking the history – and future – of the world's largest penguin breeding colony

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Climate change is upending migration patterns that predate Cleopatra

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Tree-murdering fungi and insects increasingly contribute to climate change

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New research suggests carbon dioxide released from dying forests equals emissions from 11 million cars

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Why don't Venus flytraps eat their pollinators?

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The carnivorous plants are disappearing, so scientists need to understand their symbiosis with insects

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Can Hawaii's waterfall-climbing fish survive when mountain rains change?

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O'opu make extreme treks to breed that depend on stable climate conditions

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Life is evolving through a hurricane of human pollution

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Animals are adapting to pollutants in surprising and often costly ways

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