The Fairywren Project
The Fairywren Project is a new endeavor I started with Allison Johnson where we're teaming up with citizen scientists to better study Australia's fairywrens. By having birders collect data for us and submit to eBird we're hoping to test how environmental conditions influence a species across its range in terms of molt into nuptial plumage and sexual selection.
Visit fairywrenproject.org to learn more and participate.
Got a science story to tell? Check out Science Outside! A couple friends and I started this science storytelling effort in a bid to connect more people with the human side of field research. Visit www.scienceoutside.com to learn more and read some fun stories.
My photo of a pair of Red-backed Fairy-wrens duetting recently appeared on the websites of Science, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Australian, Cornell University, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In all cases it accompanied articles on Dan Baldassarre, Emma Greig, and Mike Webster's recently published research on how Red-backed Fairy-wren pairs that duet more tend to have lower rates of extra-pair paternity.
My photo made it onto the cover of Evolution! Check out Emma Greig and Dan Baldassarre's awesome article on plumage and song introgression across two subspecies of Red-backed Fairy-wrens. LINK