Media Coverage

We sometimes work with global and regional media organizations and stakeholder groups interested in telling their audiences about key findings from our work. Here is a selection of articles and interviews from recent years.

National Geographic

President Joe Biden quietly committed his administration to an ambitious conservation goal—to protect 30 percent of U.S. land and coastal seas by 2030. Arthur talks about the important role private lands play in meeting the 30 by 30 target.

The U.S. commits to tripling its protected lands. Here’s how it could be done, January 27, 2021, Sarah Gibbens

WyoFile & Wyoming Public Media

Ph.D. student Wenjing Xu's new study reframes fence impacts on deer and pronghorn and helps pinpoint the fences that cause problems.

WyoFile, Jan 14, 2021, Angus M. Thuermer Jr. 

Wyoming Public Media, Jan 27, 2021, Ivy Engel

Image credit: Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park via AP
Image credit: Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park via AP
On Point (WBUR)

Arthur appeared on the NPR talk show “On Point” in an episode about Nate Blakeslee’s new book “American Wolf,” to provide a scientific perspective on wolves’ recovery in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

On Point: Oct. 31, 2017

Invisible Boundaries
Yale Daily News

Invisible Boundaries is an interdisciplinary exhibition that combines art, science and photography to explore the meaning of wildlife migrations to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  The exhibition explores wildlife migration across human-imposed boundaries that are invisible to animals, in particular elk migration in the greater Yellowstone National Park area.  The exhibition will be on display through March 25, 2018.

Peabody exhibit explores migration through art, October 26, 2017, Malcolm Tang

Image credit: Joe Riis.
Image credit: Joe Riis.

Middleton lab affiliate Joe Riis has just released a new book detailing the dramatic wildlife migrations that take place in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.   This book was featured in an article on the Smithsonian website.

Photos Document Dramatic Wildlife Migrations Across Yellowstone, October 25, 2017, Jennifer Billock

Image credit: Joe Riis.
Image credit: Joe Riis.
Wyoming Wildlife

In the October, 2017 issue, Wyoming Wildlife magazine featured an article about Arthur Middleton and Joe Riis' work documenting the Cody elk herd migration from their winter range to their summer range.  Migrating elk provide food for predators and scavengers, and are critical to the state's hunting and tourist economies.

Taking the High Road, October 2017, Christina Shorma Schmidt


Atlantic photo
The Atlantic

Tracking a herd’s movements on horseback shows how essential migration is to Wyoming’s ecosystems.

The Atlantic, June 21, 2016, Nathan C. Martin

Image credit: Joe Riis
Image credit: Joe Riis
The Bugle

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently featured Arthur and Joe Riis and the elk research taking place in the GYE.

The Secret Lives of Elk, July/August 2016, Nicky Ouellet

Joe Riis.
Joe Riis.
National Geographic Magazine

Arthur worked extensively with National Geographic Magazine writer David Quammen, photographer Joe Riis, and cartographer Martin Gamache on the May 2016 issue about Yellowstone. This special issue is the only time in National Geographic’s history when one writer, David, was assigned to cover one topic, Yellowstone, from cover to cover. Arthur, Joe, and Jenny Nichols co-produced some of the associated video content, and Arthur served as the science advisor for the fold-out map in the issue, which tells the story of Yellowstone’s elk migrations as “The Pulse of the Park."

National Geographic: May 2016


Yellowstone Campfires. Mountain guide Wes Livingston and his mule Rosie by a camp fire in the Thorofare, western Wyoming.
Yellowstone Campfires. Mountain guide Wes Livingston and his mule Rosie by a camp fire in the Thorofare, western Wyoming.
Rosie the Mule

David Quammen joined Arthur, Joe Riis and outfitter Wes Livingston on an expedition to the back country to write an article about elk migrations for May 2016's National Geographic Magazine.  He also blogged about a peculiar, and much loved member of team.

Rosie the Mule