Since 2001 I have been writing a monthly column on biomechanics for Natural History Magazine. Each month I explore a topic involving the application of engineering principles to biological problems. If you have suggestions, or questions about past columns, please drop me an email. I can't promise I will get back to you promptly, but your feedback will help shape the column and this site.
Some of my Natural History Magazine articles have been republished in popular science collections including Fat Heads Sink Ships (anthologized in ‘Best American Nature and Science Writing – 2003’ Richard Dawkins editor) and Run To Fly (anthologized in ‘Biological Evolution – An Anthology of Current Thought’ Katy Human, Editor)
I also put together a bibliography and co-wrote a biological sketch of Samuel Walton Garman for the reprint edition of Plagiostomia-The Sharks, Skates and Rays.
I have been involved as a scientific advisor with a number of entertainment projects including Pixar's animated motion picture Finding Nemo and a series of Discovery Television programs: Anatomy of a Bear Bite, Anatomy of a Tiger Bite and Anatomy of a Snake Bite.
I have also been interviewed about my research by a number of television and radio programs. If you are a member of the media and need a quote or an interview, please email me with your request.
I have a limited selection of natural history images available for use through the Cal Photo website. Please contact me if you would like to use any of the photos in your projects.