Writing-wise, 2016 was a fantastic year for me. By my account I published 22 pieces—that’s about one article every two weeks. A full list is below. I also had an art show, was called the Jane Goodall of Fish Owls, and was on the BBC.
Not sure how I can top this next year….with any luck my fish owl manuscript—a 100,000 word text describing five years of Blakiston’s fish owl fieldwork—will be ready to shop to publishers in the next few weeks.
Thanks for reading in 2016, and see you in 2017!
- Across the Ussuri Kray, a translation that took me nearly five years to complete, was published by Indiana University Press in September. This book received favorable reviews in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, Mongabay, and Asian Review of Books, and has almost sold out of its first print
- Scientific American: 10 entries into my East of Siberia series
- Audubon: a birding ethics piece
- Wild View: 6 entries for this Wildlife Conservation Society photo blog
- Russian Life: a six-page spread in the September/October 2016 issue about Vladimir Arsenyev
Scientific Articles (in print):
- Ursus: a paper about how gorging on salmon gives brown bears uncontrollable diarrhea, and what they do to mitigate that (Seryodkin, Panichev & Slaght 2016)
- Bird Conservation International: the culmination of my PhD work: guidelines for conservation of Blakiston’s fish owls in Russia (Slaght & Surmach 2016)
- Integrative Zoology: a paper evaluating effectiveness of anti-poaching methods in tiger habitat in Russia (Hotte et al 2016)
Scientific Articles (accepted but not yet in print):
- Slaght, J.C., B. Milakovsky, D. Maksimova, I. Seryodkin, V. Zaitsev, A. Panichev, and D. Miquelle. Habitat selection by Siberian musk deer: anthropogenic influences on the distribution of a Vulnerable coniferous forest specialist. Oryx in press, Nov. 2016
- Slaght, J.C., D.G. Miquelle, and G. Tukhbatulin. Logging roads and Amur tigers in Russia: demonstrating the threat and proposing solutions. Conference Proceedings. International Conference on the Amur Tiger: Population Status, Problems, and Conservation Prospects. 13-15 December 2015, Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Vladivostok, Russia. In press, Oct. 2016