New instruments in the research tool kit bolster scientific understanding of the ecology of a greening Arctic.
Lesley Evans Ogden
Freelancing from the verdant suburbs of Vancouver, Canada, Lesley Evans Ogden crossed a career bridge from bird scientist to freelance multimedia journalist after a Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University) and postdoctoral research (University of British Columbia) in wildlife ecology. In addition to Eos, she writes internationally for Natural History, BioScience, BBC Future, New Scientist, Discover, Nature, Science, Scientific American, and National Geographic and is a creator and coproducer of science television documentaries for ARTE and CBC. An alumna of investigative journalism and science communications intensives at Alberta’s Banff Centre, Evans Ogden has held science journalism fellowships in Lausanne, San Francisco, Madison, Toronto, Berlin, and Boston. When not indulging her insatiable curiosity by writing or producing, she can often be found in her happy place: running, biking, or hiking in nature. Still a bird nerd at heart, she often writes with a budgerigar on her shoulder.
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