“A Centrifuge of Calculation: Managing Data and Enthusiasm in Early Twentieth-Century Bird Banding,” Osiris 32: Data Histories, edited by Elena Aronova, Christine von Oertzen, and David Sepkoski (2017). (pdf)

“Ecosystem Simulations as Practices of Emplacement: The Desert Biome, 1970-1974,” in Spatializing the History of Ecology: Sites, Journeys, Mappings, edited by Jens Lachmund and Raf de Bont (London: Routledge, 2017). 37pp.

“The Cattle Guard,” Rachel Carson Center Perspectives, theme issue on Troubling Species: Care and Belonging in a Relational World, edited by the Multispecies Working Group

Review of Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet by Jennifer Gabrys, American Journal of Sociology (Mar. 2017)


“Movement Ecology and the Minimal Animal,” LA+ 4: Simulation, edited by Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys (2016): 30-33 (pdf)

“The Virtual Field,” Technosphere Magazine (Nov. 2016). (pdf)

“Trackable Life: Data, Sequence, and Organism in Movement Ecology,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 57: Special Section on Entanglements of Instruments and Media in Investigating Organic Life, edited by Joan Steigerwald (June 2016): 137-147 (pdf)

“Naming the Ethological Subject,” Science in Context 29, no. 1: Animal-Man Relations, edited by Alexandre Métraux (March 2016): 107-128 (pdf)

Review of Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930 by Raf de Bont, Environmental History (published online 22 January 2016), doi: 10.1093/envhis/emv168. 3pp.

Review of Resettling the Range: Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in British Columbia by John Thistle, Agricultural History 90, no. 1 (2016): 145-147


“Generating Infrastructural Invisibility: Insulation, Interconnection, and Avian Excrement in the Southern California Power Grid,” Environmental Humanities 6 (2015): 103-130 (pdf)

“Territorial Claims: Experts, Antelopes, and the Biology of Land Use in Uganda, 1956-1975,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 35, no. 1: section on Nonhuman Empires, edited by Rohan Deb-Roy (2015): 137-155 (pdf)

“Endangered Birds and Epistemic Concerns: The California Condor,” in Endangerment, Biodiversity, and Culture, edited by Fernando Vidal and Nélia Dias (New York: Routledge, 2015), pp. 175-194 (pdf)

“Umwelt zwischen System und Natur. Alan Sonfists Army Ants: Patterns and Structures (1972) und die Grenzen des System-Denkens in der environmental art,” translated by Gabriele Wurmitzer and Daniela Hahn, in Ökologie und die Künste, edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte and Daniela Hahn (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2015), pp. 51-70. (Translation of “Environment between System and Nature” [2014]) (pdf)

“The Urban Upwelling,” The American Historian, no. 6, theme section on History and Animals (November 2015): 40-44 (pdf)

Review of An Environmental History of Wildlife in England, 1650-1950, by Tom Williamson, Environment and History 21, no. 3 (2015): 447-449.


“Minimal Animal: Surveillance, Simulation, and Stochasticity in Wildlife Biology,” Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture 30, Winter: Virtual Animal (2014), 39-53 (pdf)

“Environment between System and Nature: Alan Sonfist and the Art of the Cybernetic Environment,” communication +1 3: Afterlives of Systems, eds. Christina Vagt and Florian Sprenger (2014): Article 2, 26pp. (pdf)

“The Biopolitics of the Border,” in The Edges of Environmental History: Honouring Jane Carruthers, eds. Christoph Mauch and Libby Robin, RCC Perspectives 2014, no. 1, pp. 81-86 (pdf)

“Shepherding Wild Life,” review essay on Zooland: The Institution of Captivity by Irus Braverman and Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals by Carrie Friese, in BioSocieties 9, no. 4 (2014): 489-492


“The Urbanization of the Eastern Gray Squirrel in the United States,” Journal of American History 100, no. 3 (2013): 691-710 (pdf)

“New Media and New Publics: An Example with Polar Bears,” Ant Spider Bee: Exploring the Digital Humanities, Sept. 12, 2013 (pdf)

“Unbearable Future,” Limn 3, Sensing Danger, eds. Frédéric Keck and Andrew Lakoff (June 2013): 56-59 (pdf)

Review of Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature by Jens Lachmund, H-Soz-und-Kult, Nov. 8, 2013

Review of Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies by Margo DeMello and Animal Encounters: Human and Animal Interactions in Britain from the Norman Conquest to World War One by Arthur MacGregor, Environmental History 18, no. 4 (2013): 802-805


“One Infrastructure, Many Global Visions: The Commercialization and Diversification of Argos, a Satellite-Based Environmental Surveillance System,” Social Studies of Science 42 (2012): 846-71 (pdf)

“Endangered Science: The Regulation of Research by the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act, 1971-1978,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 42, no. 1 (2012): 30-61 (pdf)

“Demarcating Wilderness and Disciplining Wildlife: Radiotracking Large Carnivores in Yellowstone and Chitwan National Parks,” in Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Transnational Perspective, eds. Bernhard Gissibl, Sabine Höhler, and Patrick Kupper (Oxford: Berghahn, 2012), pp. 173-188 (pdf)

Review of CIFERAE: A Bestiary in Five Fingers by Tom Tyler, Configurations 20, no. 3 (2012): 327-329

Review of The Game of Conservation: International Treaties to Protect the World’s Migratory Animals by Mark Cioc, Environment and History 16 (2010): 509-511


“From Wild Lives to Wildlife and Back,” Environmental History 16, no. 3 (2011): 418-22 (pdf)

“Animal Writes: Historiography, Disciplinarity, and the Animal Trace,” in Making Animal Meaning, ed. Linda Kaloff and Georgina Montgomery (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2011), 3-16 (pdf)

“A Difficult Time with the Permit Process,” Journal of the History of Biology 44, no. 1 (2011): 103-23 (pdf)

“Autonomous Biological Sensor Platforms,” Cabinet 41 (Spring 2011): 74-78 (pdf)

Review of Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human–Animal Relations, edited by Carol Freeman, Elizabeth Leane, and Yvette Watt, Annals of Science (online 29 Sept. 2011), doi:10.1080/00033790.2011.614013

Review of Beastly Natures: Animals, Humans, and the Study of History, edited by Dorothee Brantz, Environmental History 16, no. 2 (2011): 336-337


Wired Wilderness: Technologies of Tracking and the Making of Modern Wildlife (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)

Review of Animal Encounters, edited by Tom Tyler and Manuela Rossini, JAC 30 (2010): 825-834

“Paparazzi in the Woods,” Slate, 14 Aug. 2008 (pdf)

“The Wired Wilderness: Electronic Surveillance and Environmental Values in Wildlife Biology,” PhD Dissertation, MIT, 2008 (pdf)