Media

Selection of media coverage of our work on pigmentation.

 
Ontgifting kleurt verenkleed roodbruin: The Dutch magazine Bionieuws covers our study about the detoxifying function of pheomelanin-based pigmentation in nuthatches.
September 9, 2017
 D’où viennent les couleurs des plumes des oiseaux?: Additional coverage by the French magazine Sciences et Avenir of our study on complex plumage patterns produced by melanins.

August 9, 2017
How do birds get their colors?A story by The University of Chicago Press about our study on the importance of melanins for creating complex plumage patterns in birds.

August 3, 2017
Dark ibises cannot keep a cool head! Or can they?: Coverage by the Stork, Ibis and Spoonbill Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission of our research on thermoregulatory adaptations in dark pigmented birds that inhabit hot environments.

March 8, 2017
White bat hoards carotenoids in its yellow nose and ears: Coverage by Chemical & Engineering News of our discovery of carotenoid-based skin pigmentation in bats

September 19, 2016
At Chernobyl, hints of nature’s adaptation: Additional coverage of our research on physiological adaptations by The New York Times

May 5, 2014
Something glowing on: Coverage by The Economist of our study on physiological adaptations to ionizing radiation in Chernobyl birds

May 2, 2014
Chernobyl birds adapt to radiation: Coverage by Nature of our study on physiological adaptations to ionizing radiation in birds in Chernobyl, and the limitations to these adaptations imposed by pheomelanin synthesis

May 1, 2014
 
Birds living in Chernobyl’s shadow are adapting to the radiation, say scientists: Additional coverage of our research on physiological adaptations by The Independent.
April 30, 2014
Some birds thrive in Chernobyl’s Radioactive Glow: Additional coverage of our work on physiological adaptations by Science.
April 25, 2014
Why gray hair can be a good thing: Coverage by Live Science of our study on hair melanin-based pigmentation and antioxidants in wild boars

July 19, 2012
 Why are there redheads? Birds might hold the clues: Coverage by the University of Chicago Press of our study on possible benefits of pheomelanin-based pigmentation

July 18, 2012
Red-feathered birds suffer from eye damage: Coverage by BBC Nature of our study on pheomelanin-based pigmentation and cataracts in birds

April 23, 2012
When being colourful doesn’t pay: Coverage by Nature of our study on effects of melanin-based pigmentation on bird populations in Chernobyl

May 4, 2011
 Darker birds better adapted for higher radiation at Chernobyl: Additional coverage by Scientific American

May 4, 2011
Who knew? Testicle color matters: Coverage by Live Science of our study on testicle pigmentation and mitochondrial mutation rates

February 25, 2011
Brilliant feathers of white snowy owls dazzle rivals: Coverage by BBC Earth of our study on the signaling function of melanin-based plumage pigmentation pattern in snowy owls

January 11, 2011
Birds unveil ‘silver wings’: Coverage by BBC Earth of our discovery of a specialized feather structure that produces conspicuous plumage coloration in otherwise dark feathers

September 21, 2009
Best and brightest: Coverage by Nature of our experiment showing parental favouritism mediated by UV plumage reflectance

June 12, 2008