Media coverage of our paper: Sexually selected infanticide by male red squirrels in advance of a mast year

 

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Check out the University of Alberta Faculty of Science press release about this paper.

You can read a blog post that I wrote on the Wild49 website: Male red squirrels kill other squirrels’ offspring to increase their chances of having kids.

You can also read my story in a Twitter thread.

 

Select media articles about this paper:

Red squirrels kill offspring of male rivals: study. Brampton Guardian

Red squirrel kills offspring of male rival, then mates with the female: Alberta study. Calgary Herald

Killer squirrels commit infanticide in times of plentiful food, study shows. Calgary Sun

Male red squirrels kill offspring of rivals, new University of Alberta study suggests. CBC

Male squirrels kill rivals’ offspring when food is bountiful: study. CTV Edmonton News

Killer squirrels commit infanticide in times of plentiful food, study shows. Edmonton Journal

Male squirrels kill offspring of rivals in years when food is plentiful, study shows. Folio

Red squirrels commit ‘sexually selected infanticide’ when food is abundant: Alberta research. Global News

Why red squirrels kill the offspring of their male rivals — no matter how cute they may be. Metro News Edmonton

These Adorable Squirrels Are Also Baby-Killing Cannibals. National Geographic

Red squirrels kill offspring of male rivals when food is abundant: study. National Observer

Study: Red squirrel kills offspring of male rival, then mates with the female. National Post

 

Radio and TV interviews about this paper:

CBC Edmonton, Radio Active, navigate to 0:11 in podcast to hear the interview.

Global News Radio 770 CHQR in Calgary, The Morning News with Gord Gillies, navigate to 42:10 in podcast to hear the interview.

CTV News at Five, navigate to 28:40 to see the interview.

CBC Calgary, News at 11, navigate to 14:01 to see the interview.