Reading

All of my artwork starts with research about the natural world. When I’m not learning from scientists in a lab, museum or in the field, I have my nose in a book. Here’s a curated list of some of my favorite reads that have inspired my work.

Books:
Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate by Peter Wohlleben
Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich
The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species by Carlos Magdalena
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Ranchers Are Tending the Soil to Reverse Global Warming by Kristin Ohlson
The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Strycker
Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape by Jill Jonnes
What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz

Scientific papers:
ENVIRONMENT AND CRIME IN THE INNER CITY – Does Vegetation Reduce Crime?
Evaluating the relative effectiveness of patterns on glass as deterrents of bird collisions with glass
Evaluating the probability of avoiding disease‐related extinctions of Panamanian amphibians through captive breeding programs
Exposure to Greenness and Mortality in a Nationwide Prospective Cohort Study of Women