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John Marzluff, Ph.D.

UW Professor of Wildlife Science and author, Welcome to Subirdia

John Marzluff, Ph.D., is James W. Ridgeway Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington. His research has been the focus of articles in the New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon, Boys Life, Ranger Rick, The Seattle Times, National Wildlife, Consumer Reports, Time, and Science. PBS’s NATURE featured his raven research in its production, “Ravens,” and his crow research in the film documentary, “A Murder of Crows.” His graduate (Northern Arizona University) and initial post-doctoral (University of Vermont) research focused on the social behavior and ecology of jays and ravens. He continues this theme investigating the intriguing behavior of crows, ravens, and jays. He presented a summary of this research in a 2013 TEDx Talk. His current research brings this behavioral approach to pressing conservation issues including the ecology of songbirds in urban and suburban settings. Professor Marzluff has written five books (The Pinyon Jay; Dog Days, Raven Nights; In the Company of Crows and Ravens; Gifts of the Crow; Welcome to Subirdia and edited several others. With co-author Tony Angell he won the 2005 Washington State Book Award for general non-fiction. He is a member of the board of editors for Ecological Applications. He is currently leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Recovery Team for the critically endangered Mariana Crow, a former member of the Washington Biodiversity Council, and a Fellow of the American Ornithologist’s Union.


Garden 101: Paradise Paved – Restoring Vital Habitat for Wildlife

Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Gardens with Birds

Our neighborhoods are getting more crowded. For every open space that is bulldozed, countless numbers of wildlife have lost their home and habitat—their nest, food and water sources, just gone. Gardeners are ‘first responders’ in helping wildlife recover from humankind’s encroachment. Join UW Professor of Wildlife Dr. John Marzluff, landscape designer Eileen Stark and horticulturist Richie Steffen as they share why we need to protect critically vital wildlife, how to get started, and what plants to include, including valuable native plants that not only support a diverse ecosystem but beautify your garden too.

Friday, Feb 24 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow