Articles by Matthew P. Reed

Matt is a biologist and writer from Nashville, Tennessee. He studied aquatic biology and conservation, environmental policy, science communication, and global natural resource issues at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received a master’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science in 2014. Over the past several years, he’s worked as a research assistant and aquatic biologist specializing in freshwater fish and mussel ecology. He recently wrapped up a year traveling in South America with his wife, Taylor, where he worked on a variety of natural resource conservation projects in both the Andean and Amazonian bioregions. Matt is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing, kayaking, and backpacking during his free time.

Feral cats now dominate the Australian landscape

Feral cats now inhabit virtually the entire Australian landscape, and have been implicated in multiple recent mammal extinctions by conservationists. Illuminating the urgency of controlling cat populations across the continent,…