Author: Kelsey R. Kennedy

Kelsey R. Kennedy grew up on a tree farm in Oregon’s Coast Range, roaming through the forest and reading everything about science she could find. She took the scenic route through undergrad, switching schools and majors, and ended up with a B.S. in economics and a minor in actuarial science from Oregon State University. When she’s not reading or writing about science, she’s probably wearing hiking boots, tinkering with a camera and planning her next adventure.

A clearer view of clearcuts

A clearer view of clearcuts

My dad wants to cut down 20 acres of trees. Should I let him?

By Kelsey R. Kennedy | Posted August 24, 2016

Spotted frogs in the spotlight

Spotted frogs in the spotlight

Activist groups and farmers are gearing up for a fight in Central Oregon

By Kelsey R. Kennedy | Posted July 25, 2016

How does ecological succession work?

How does ecological succession work?

Juniper trees can change an entire landscape

By Kelsey R. Kennedy | Posted April 25, 2016

Finding real relief

Finding real relief

The search for an effective dietary supplement

By Kelsey R. Kennedy | Posted April 11, 2016

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a research drone!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a research drone!

Scientists repurpose drones for environmental research

By Kelsey R. Kennedy | Posted February 29, 2016

Oil spills' hidden risks

Oil spills’ hidden risks

Even trace amounts of crude oil may cause heart defects in developing fish

By Kelsey R. Kennedy | Posted February 19, 2016

Beer as art and science

Beer as art and science

Damian Brown combines creativity and science as head brewer at the Bronx Brewery

By Kelsey R. Kennedy | Posted February 7, 2016

Arsenic and old pesticides

Arsenic and old pesticides

Pesticides used decades ago are contaminating today’s wines

By Kelsey R. Kennedy | Posted January 17, 2016

A new perspective on old specimens

A new perspective on old specimens

A CT scanner is busy at the American Museum of Natural History

By Kelsey R. Kennedy | Posted January 10, 2016