Media and Presentations

Recent Invited Talks, Conference Presentations, and PR

Island, H. (July 26, 2021).  Coastal River and Sea Otters of the Pacific Northwest.  Elakha Alliance, Restoring Oregon’s Sea Otters. Remote Webinar.

Island, H. (June 16, 2021). Salish Sea River Otters and Comparative Population Research.  Camano Wildlife Habitat Project. Remote Webinar.

Island, H. (March 24, 2021).  Nature as a Learning Laboratory – Seeing the Environment as an Animal Researcher.  Expanding Your Horizons.  Edmonds University. Remote Webinar.

Island, H. (Feb. 6, 2021). Coastal River Otters of the Puget Sound. Sound Waters University, Remote Webinar. Whidbey Island, Washington. Supplemental Reading List Referenced in Talk 

Island, H. (Nov. 20, 2020). Marine Foraging River Otters of Whidbey Island.Whidbey Camano Land Trust.Public, Remote Webinar. Whidbey Island, Washington.  Access Video Here

Island, H. (Feb. 1, 2020). Density, Distribution, and Foraging Behavior of North American River Otters on Whidbey Island.Sound Waters University, Whidbey Island – Langley, Washington.

Print Media

Skagit Valley Herald, October 26, 2019. Kimberly Cauvel. Whidbey Island takes a look at area otters.

Seattle Weekly, August 21, 2019. Julia-Grace Sanders. What can otters tell us about watershed pollution?

The Everett Herald, August 20, 2019. Julia-Grace Sanders.  What can otters tell us about watershed pollution?

Whidbey Camano Land Trust Newsletter, July 31, 2019. Ron Newberry.  A Professor’s Passion: Studying Otter Behavior.

South Whidbey Record, July 5, 2019. Laura Guido. Whidbey’s elusive river otters: Professor to discuss study of the sleek creatives on July 17, 2019.  

Whidbey News Times, July 5, 2019, Laura Guido. Whidbey’s elusive river otters: Professor to discuss study of the sleek creatives on July 17, 2019.  

Pacific University Blog, July 22, 2019. Joe Lang. Pacific Professor Studies How Ecological Conditions Affect Animal Behavior. 

Admirals Cove Newsletter. Curious about our Community’s River Otter Population?  May Issue, 2019.  Dennis Egan.

Invited Podcasts

Between Us – Psychotherapy Podcast with John Totten. Episode 7: Neurochemistry with Dr. Heide IslandDecember 2016.

Press Coverage of Old Projects

Oregon Brain Injury Alliance, The Headliner–Winter, 2014. Post-Concussive Syndrome among College Students: What professionals need to know about student needs in the classroom and how to work with them:Dr. Heide Island, PhD, Pacific University. 

Pacific University Civic Scoop–Winter, 2014: Pacific University and an Animal Assisted Therapy Program Evaluation

The Oregonian, August 3, 2013:  Pet Talk: Nonprofit organization uses clicker training to teach kids communication skills (mentions our program evaluation of TLDL)

Latham Letters–Winter, 2014The Little Dog Laughed Animal-Assisted Therapy Program (mentions our program evaluation of TLDL)

The Oregonian, February 9, 2009, Looking for love, scientists start with the brain

The Oregonian, February 11, 2009. Uncommon Scents: What attracts the opposite sex                                               

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