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.

9 articles

How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos

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'

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

How weather radar can predict bird migration

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

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

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

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

Citizen scientists make tangible contributions to data collection

How an interloper snake decimated Guam's delicious wild chilies

The snakes don't eat chilies. The connection: birds

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

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

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

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

Climate change is upending migration patterns that predate Cleopatra

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Tree-murdering fungi and insects increasingly contribute to climate change

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?

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?

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

Animals are adapting to pollutants in surprising and often costly ways

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