I always make an effort to bring my work to the public, either through popular media, public presentations, or just answering questions.
- The Highlands Current: “Behind the Scenes... in the Forest”
- Organic Hudson Valley: “Wherever They May Roam”
- Cornwall Local: “Connectivity project aims to make roads safer”
- Our paper in Science on global reductions in mammalian movements was covered widely (Altmetric score of 777), including the New York Times, Science, Nature, Der Spiegel, and El Pais.
- BBC News: “Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change”
- Our paper on shrew skull size changes in Current Biology was reported by over 400 international news outlets, including television, radio, online, and print. A few highlights include: Nature, The Guardian, DailyMail.com, Newsweek, Yahoo, ScienceDaily.com, Phys.org, Smithsonian.com, USNews&WorldReport.com, New York Times, and the Discovery Channel.
- Südkurier: “Schrumpfköpfe in unserer Natur”,
- Stuttgarter Zeitung: “Schrumpfende Nager”,
- New York Times: “Weasels are built for the Hunt”,
- Book: “Where the Animals Go: the Fishers Sneaking Through Suburbia”,
- JSTOR Daily: “Keeping up with the Carnivores”,
- Deutschlandfunk radio program: “Ein storch geht online”,
- National Geographic News: “Fierce, furry fishers are expanding their range - and bulk”,
- Popular Science: “Weasel-like predators are reclaiming territory in the US and getting larger”,
- Yottafire.com: “Just ask the animals!”,
- Vet Journal: “Der klügere Forscher berechnet nicht, er beobachtet lieber”,
- Naturschutz.ch: “Modelle versagen bei Korridor-Vorhersage”,
- Txchnologist.com: “GPS data reveal shy carnivores are intrepid urban explorers”,
- RedOrbit.com: “Using animal behavior data to better inform models of animal movements”,
- Sciencedaily.com: “Just ask the animals: fishers with GPS sensors show animal movements”,
- Phys.org: “Using animal behavior data to better inform mathematical models of animal movements”,
- Conservationcorridor.org: “New ideas for improving corridor models”,
- Practiceconservation.com: “Fisher-Man”,
- New York Times: “Albany’s urban weasels”
- “Leroy, the fisher who learned no the hard way”; Wild Animals podcast
- “Camera traps for ecology and conservation: the return of an extirpated carnivore signals hope for connectivity efforts”; Hudson Highlands Land Trust Community Forum
- “The Comeback (Fisher) Kings”; Huyck Preserve Myosotis Messenger Newsletter article
- AGU meeting press panel: “Climate change and consequences for animal populations”
- “Tracking Animal Migration”; National Geographic GeoStory; interactive online education tool
- “Ecology and behavior of urban fishers”; Saratoga County Fur Trappers Association; invited talk
- “The fisher: our old neighbor is back”; Save the Pine Bush; invited talk for conservation organization
- “Our old neighbor the fisher is back”; Thatcher Park Nature Center; invited talk
invited talks & lectures
- “Fishers, past and present”; SUNY New Paltz – Mohonk Preserve Shawangunk Lecture Series
- “Fisher ecology and and range recovery”; Palisades Interstate Parkway League of Naturalist
- “Camera traps and emammal.org for science, conservation, and education”; E. N. Huyck Preserve
- “Ecology and behavior of fishers in suburbia”, Thacher Park Nature Center
- “Fishers as a model organism for assessing landscape connectivity in across Black Rock Forest”, Black Rock Forest
- “Suburban fishers: how a once rare carnivore is adapting to life at the forest fringe”, E. N. Huyck Preserve
- Declined invitation to present at the “Earth to Sky” course. Sponsored by NASA, NPS, and the USFWS
- “Using animal-movement data to quantify functional landscape connectivity”, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; Keynote speaker.
- “From refugia to suburbia: how fishers are re-colonizing their former range”, Mammal Research Institute.
- “Using animal behavior data to identify corridors and validate resistance-based corridor model predictions”, Universität Potsdam.
- “Animal-defined corridors: using animal movement data to identify corridors”, Universität Konstanz.
- “Animal-defined corridors: using animal movement data to identify corridors”, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment of Bhutan.
- “Ecology and behavior of urban fishers”; Saratoga County Fur Trappers Association
- “The fisher: our old neighbor is back”; Save the Pine Bush
- “Our old neighbor the fisher is back”; Thatcher Park Nature Center
- Bohrer G, Davidson S, Gurarie E, Hebblewhite M, Jennewein J, LaPoint SD, Mahoney P, Prugh L, Boelman N “A shared archive for animal movement data in the Arctic”; ESA, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, August 2019.
- LaPoint SD & Schuster WS “The Hudson Highlands Wildlife Connectivity Project: carnivore surveys within and around Black Rock Forest”; Black Rock Forest Research Symposium, Cornwall, New York, USA, June 2019.
- “Arctic warming and Golden eaglemigrations: potential for desynchrony between spring and eagle arrival dates”, Seattle, USA.
- “Golden eagle migratory behaviors in response to arctic warming”, Salt Lake City, USA.
- “Golden eagle migratory behaviors in response to arctic warming”, New Orleans, USA.
- “Mammalian responses to dynamic environments: behavior and morphology”, Palisades, USA.
- “CT scans reveal profound seasonal changes in the ossified skull of two mammals”, Cologne, Germany.
- “Golden eagle migratory behavior and arctic warming”, Boulder, USA.
- “Sex, age, geographic, and seasonal differences in Mustela skulls”, Munich, Germany.
- "Animal-defined movement corridors: a tutorial", Raleigh, North Carolina.
- "The R package move: a tutorial", Raleigh, North Carolina.
- “Re-wildling suburbia: ecology and behavior of fisher in a semi-urban landscape”, Oxford, England.
- “Animal-defined corridors: using animal movement data to identify functional wildlife corridors”, Bangalore, India.
- “Movement patterns and corridor use of fisher (Martes pennanti) within a developed landscape”, Luxembourg City.
- “Fisher (Martes pennanti) movement patterns and corridor use across an urban gradient”, Paris, France.
- “Behavior and ecology of fisher (Martes pennanti) inhabiting an urban ecosystem”, Portland, Oregon.
- “Ecological and behavioral adaptations for survival in urban fisher (Martes pennanti)”, Austin, Texas.