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For my PhD at the University of Cambridge, I studied what birds in the crow family do after they fight: do they make up with each other or go to someone else for support? Now I am a Junior Research Fellow at the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. With the help of a National Geographic Society / Waitt Grant, I study what birds know about their physical and social worlds. (Photo copyright Rod Rolle)

On the Hunt for Nut Cracking Crows

I search for nut cracking crows in my last few days in New Caledonia.

Bird Watch, Catwalk: An In-the-Field Fashion Show

Field wardrobes are limited, but here is a sneak peek at what we were able to pack into our backpacks.

A Day in the Life of a Crow Researcher in New Caledonia

Have you ever wondered what daily life is like for a crow investigator? Have a look to find out!

Footage From the Field: Insect Tent-Mates and Flowers You Can High Five

While running around busily testing birds and entering data, I take a bit of time to say Bonjour to the local plants and animals.

Life in the Field: Building Things in the Land of Crows

Logistics in the field always take longer than expected. Before I can start running my crow cognition tests there are a ton of things to build!

Who Are You Calling a Bird Brain?

Thinking power in large-brained crows and smaller-brained grackles: does brain size make a difference? Experience life in the field with me as I seek to find out!