Selected Media


Video from: A Rich Tradition of Non-Traditional Thinking: The Legacy of Rachel Carson.  March 30,2017.


Podcasts and Radio

Is That T-Rex Coming On To Me? (at 3:45Live from the Poundstone Institute. July 15, 2017.

KABC: McIntyre In The Morning. Live radio show. June 29, 2017.

Mountain Lions Terrified By Voices Of Rush Limbaugh, Rachel Maddow. All Things Considered, NPR. June 23, 2017.

KSCO: The Food Chain. Live radio show. January 28, 2017.

KSCO: Good Morning Monterey Bay. Live radio show. July 7, 2016.

KZSC: This Just in from Outdoors. Radio show. January 30, 2015.

Human Impacts on Ecosystems. University of Cambridge: The Naked Scientists. Radio podcast. January 27, 2015.

Urban Pumas. BBC: Science in Action. Radio podcast. January 22, 2015.


Smith et al. 2017. Fear of the human “super predator” reduces feeding time in large carnivores. Proceedings B 284:20170433.

The Washington Post • National Geographic • Smithsonian • Scientific American • New Scientist • Popular Science Newsweek • SF Gate • San Jose Mercury News • LA Times


Smith et al. 2015. Top carnivores increase their kill rates on prey as a response to human-induced fear. Proceedings B 282:20142711.

Nature •  Science • Newsweek • Conservation Magazine


Other Media

Rogers, Nala. JWM Study: Suburban pumas eat more raccoons, house catsThe Wildlife Society. June 16, 2016.

Smith, Justine A. How humans threaten pumas just by being nearbyThe Conversation. February 4, 2016.

Takemura, Alison F. Pumas on the edge of town: how human-puma interaction may change the food webPLoS Ecology. December 29, 2015.

Goldfarb, Ben. What wildlife scat can tell us about how to protect open space. High Country News. May 6, 2015.

Brunhuber, Kim. Southern California mountain lions’ gene pool is running dryCBC World News. May 31, 2015.

Brookshire, Bethany. Volunteers scoop poop to learn what animals ateEureka! Lab. January 28, 2015.