Author: JoAnna Klein

JoAnna Klein is a scientist and writer from North Carolina, currently based in Brooklyn. She has a master’s in Psychology from Appalachian State University and worked four years in Dr. Joseph LeDoux’s world-renowned neuroscience lab. JoAnna helped launch Ochre, a new blog for visual storytelling with Blue Chalk Media in the summer of 2014. JoAnna is enthusiastic about compelling imagery, solid storyline and immersive multimedia experiences.

Introducing Dormancy

Introducing Dormancy

Scienceline welcomes you to a new, creative project

By JoAnna Klein | Posted September 29, 2015

Not just skimming the surface

Not just skimming the surface

A couple’s crusade against ocean plastic attacks a vast problem from multiple angles.

By JoAnna Klein | Posted August 9, 2015

Thirsty for more

Thirsty for more

Water quality reports are misleading, cryptic and incomplete

By JoAnna Klein | Posted May 20, 2015

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

The eyes and ears of Newtown Creek

A community restores vitality to a superfund site in New York City

By JoAnna Klein | Posted April 8, 2015

Avian cholera strikes geese

Avian cholera strikes geese

Roughly two thousand sick birds collapse in Idaho: Should chickens be worried?

By JoAnna Klein | Posted April 1, 2015

When do I need luck?

When do I need luck?

A new study suggests a person will turn to superstitions when the stakes get high

By JoAnna Klein | Posted January 29, 2015

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Even animals that live far from humans are developing resistance to antibiotics, alarming puzzled researchers

By JoAnna Klein | Posted December 11, 2014

More bugs, healthier people

More bugs, healthier people

Microbiologist Martin Blaser hopes to restore good microbes to our guts, but will the public take his message too far?

By JoAnna Klein | Posted December 1, 2014

The Mountain Pine Beetle: a deadly artist

The Mountain Pine Beetle: a deadly artist

The Mountain Pine Beetle kills trees and paints them blue from Mexico to Canada

By JoAnna Klein | Posted November 24, 2014

The fly — household pest, or environmental hero?

The fly — household pest, or environmental hero?

Housefly larvae help scrub antibiotics from manure at factory farms

By JoAnna Klein | Posted November 17, 2014

To Save Himalayan Viagra, Localize It

To Save Himalayan Viagra, Localize It

Two Remote Villages Devise a Plan for Sustainably Managing Harvests of Yartsa Gunbu

By JoAnna Klein | Posted November 13, 2014

Mapping an Invasion

Mapping an Invasion

A new guide may help rangers stop the invasion of the Galapagos Islands.

By JoAnna Klein | Posted October 29, 2014