Forthcoming and under review

“Chomping at the Bit: Materialities and Ontologies of the Digital Animal Archive,” in Digital Animalities, edited by Jody Berland and Tom LaMarre (under review at MIT Press).

“Post-Domestication: The Posthuman,” in Handbook of Historical Animal Studies, edited by Mieke Roscher, Brett Mizelle, Aline Steinbrecher, and André Krebber (under review at De Gruyter).

Review of Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and its Histories, by A. Woods, M. Bresalier, A. Cassidy, and R.M. Dentinger, forthcoming in Isis.

Review of Politics and the Anthropocene by Duncan Kelly. Forthcoming in H-Diplo.


Swimming in Data,” SSRC Items, Oct. 13, 2020.

Ways of Water” (with Christy Spackman), SSRC Items, introduction to a series of essays written by members of the Ways of Water research collective, Sept. 29, 2020.

“The Mirror Trap,” in Boxes in Action: A Field Guide, edited by Susanne Bauer, Martina Schlünder, and Maria Rentetzi (Manchester: Mattering Press, 2020)l pp. 493-504.

Surroundings: A History of Environments and Environmentalisms (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020).

Random River: Luna Leopold and the Promise of Chance in Fluvial Geomorphology,” Journal of Historical Geography 67 (2020): 14-23.


“The Wolf Around the Bend,” in Surprise: 107 Variations on the Unexpected, edited by Mechthild Fend, Anke Te Heesen, Christine von Oertzen, and Fernando Vidal (Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 2019), 33-35.


Re-situating Fieldwork and Re-narrating Disciplinary History in Global Mega-Geomorphology,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 70: Experiencing the Global Environment, edited by Lino Camprubí and Philipp Lehmann (2018): 28-37.

The Crisis of Public Lands and the Promise of Bears Ears,” OMNIA [Penn Arts and Sciences], Spring/Summer 2018, pp. 14-15.

Review of Birders of Africa: History of a Network by Nancy Jacobs, Journal of the History of Biology 51, no. 2 (2018): 391-394.


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) Winner of the 2019 David Edge Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science.

“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

Materials of Mass Participation: Aluminum and Paper in Early Twentieth Century U.S. Bird Banding,” guest post for the Constructing Scientific Communities blog, Aug. 9, 2017.

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

Review of Field Life: Science in the American West During the Railroad Era by Jeremy Vetter, Technology and Culture 58, no. 4 (2017): 1083-1084.


“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)