Two biologists in a blue whitewater raft performing call-playback surveys on the silty San Juan River.

SCIENCE & FIELDWORK

My research interests are eclectic but centered at the intersections between science communication, natural history, ornithology, and conservation biology. As a field biologist, I have contributed to projects led by the National Audubon Society, National Park Service, Southern Colorado Plateau Network, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research project, Colorado Plateau Research Station, and others. Additionally, I have conducted qualitative research to improve the efficacy of collaborative research teams, managed outreach & marketing for environmental non-profits, taught undergraduate communication courses in Environmental Humanities and English, and led a variety of experiential education programs on land and at sea.

I am always looking for opportunities to create and support projects that integrate the arts, sciences, and humanities and can provide a variety of editorial services. Please reach out if you are interested in collaborating!


SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS


PEER-REVIEWED

Mahoney, Sean M., Anna Nellis B Smith; Peter J Motyka; Erick J Lundgren; Matthew J Johnson; Raemy R Winton; Bo Stevens. 2019. Russian olive habitat along an arid river supports fewer bird species, functional groups, and a different species composition relative to mixed vegetation habitats. Journal of Arid Environments. Vol 167: 26-33. doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2019.04.018.

NON-REFEREED / EDITED

Smith, A. N. and B. G. Merkle. 2020. Meaning-Making in Science Communication: A Case for Precision in Word Choice. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1002/bes2.1794

Popular Science

Four garter snakes species call WY home. Barnyards & Backyards, Fall 2020 Issue



PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS


Anna Nellis Smith​. 2020. Russian olive habitat along an arid river supports fewer bird species, functional groups and a different species composition relative to mixed vegetation habitats. Poster for the North American Ornithological Conference.

Zeke Smith &​ Nell Smith. ​2019. Stratton & Bluff Islands Annual Update. Prouts Neck Audubon Society Meeting, Prouts Neck, ME.

Anna Nellis Smith​. 2012. One island, two nations: deforestation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Conservation Biology Symposium Presentation at Prescott College, Prescott, AZ.


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