Jenny 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.

Jenny has authored 9 articles

How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos Read now →

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' Read now →

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

How weather radar can predict bird migration Read now →

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

Meet Mary Golda Ross, one of the first Native Americans in engineering Read now →

Much of her Cold War work on missiles is still classified today

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

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 Read now →

Citizen scientists make tangible contributions to data collection

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

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 Read now →

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

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Short, glassy buildings are a bird’s worst nightmare Read now →

Windows are a gauntlet of mirrors and invisible walls

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

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 Read now →

Climate change is upending migration patterns that predate Cleopatra

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Tree-murdering fungi and insects increasingly contribute to climate change Read now →

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? Read now →

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? Read now →

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 Read now →

Animals are adapting to pollutants in surprising and often costly ways

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