John Marzluff is a professor of wildlife science in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and renowned researcher studying the relationships between birds and humans. In 2022, Marzluff was named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, honored for advances in our understanding of how humans impact birds, and for communicating the importance of birds to the public.

On episode two of FieldSound, the official UW College of the Environment podcast, Marzluff discusses the intelligent, enigmatic and culturally-significant crow and the shared knowledge of crow communities, as well as the ways local habitat fragmentation and increased urbanization affect crows (and crows affect humans).

Listen to “Field Detectives – Part 1”

In 2022, Marzluff was named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, honored for advances in our understanding of how humans impact birds, and for communicating the importance of birds to the public. Marzluff’s research is supported by the Marzluff Bird Research Fund, and he is the current holder of the James W. Ridgeway Professorship in Forest Resources.

Through immersive, narrative storytelling, FieldSound explores the world of environmental science together with researchers at the University of Washington College of the Environment.