Lesley Evans Ogden is a freelance journalist based in Vancouver, Canada. After scaling the ivory tower, turning a lifelong fascination with birds into a PhD in ecology, she parachuted into the wilds of science journalism. She is a regular contributor at BBC Earth, Natural History, New Scientist and BioScience, Lesley is an alumna of the Science Communications Program at the Banff Centre and the Santa Fe Science Writers Workshop. When not working on her next story she enjoys time with family, trail running, hiking, cycling, watching comedy or mystery, and contemplating contemporary enigmas like how odd socks lose their mates.
You can find her on Twitter @ljevanso.
Work published elsewhere
Pachyderm politics and the powerful female
How grandmas rule the world, at least the world of African savanna elephants.
Leaky pipelines for Canadian women in research
Why are so many women leaving research careers in Canada?
A shifting scale
How human evolution in the ancient past may be influencing our current obesity crisis.
In the wake of a whale
Up close and personal with an orca whale.