Carrie Arnold

Carrie Arnold is an independent public-health journalist who is based in Virginia. 

Articles by Carrie Arnold

How Researchers Hope to Save the Florida Scrub-Jay From an Inbreeding Crisis

December 17, 2020 — Human development has caused the bird's gene pool to shrink. An ambitious experiment to relocate scrub-jay families could bring reprieve, while also pointing the way to preserving other threatened species.

How Migrating Birds Could Warn Us of the Next Pandemic

October 01, 2020 — In 1918, an avian flu virus became a devastating human contagion. Scientist studying shorebirds and waterfowl are hoping they can foresee such events and possibly even prevent them.