Essays || Selected Other Nonfiction Writing || Academic Publications || Design, Editing, Layout, etc. || Selected Other Professional Publications
“An Ornithologist’s Response,” aired May 24, 2021 on Season 1, Episode 9 of The Freeflow Podcast
“Flicker,” published March 31, 2020, Lammergeier
“Conversation With a Dipper,” published March 12, 2020, Entropy
“Know This Place,” published Aug. 16, 2018, Parks & Points
“This Is How Much,” published Summer 2018, Alpinist Magazine, Issue 62
“Looking at Weasels,” published Nov. 2017, Animal Literary Magazine
“Through The Window,” published Feb. 2017, Bird’s Thumb
“Scattering Blue,” published July 25, 2016, Entropy
Selected Other Nonfiction Writing
Letter to the Editor. Autumn 2018, Orion Magazine.
“The American Robin: My Least Favorite Bird.” September 2017, In The Air, Montana Woman Magazine.
“Afternoon with an American Dipper.” July 2017, In The Air, Montana Woman Magazine.
“Snow Geese at Freezeout Lake.” April 2017, In The Air, Montana Woman Magazine.
“Black-capped Chickadee.” February 2017, In The Air, Montana Woman Magazine.
“All About The Western Meadowlark,” aired on Montana Public Radio on May 22, 2016 on the Montana Natural History Center Field Notes segment.
“Townsend’s Solitaire: Soundtrack To Your Hike,” aired on Montana Public Radio on February 7, 2016 on the Montana Natural History Center Field Notes segment.
“Why I Climb.” posted Feb. 27, 2013, on OutdoorMindedMag.com
Smith, L. ed. RTC:Rural, 2017. Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit. A toolkit for Centers for Independent Living and others to conduct workshops that use improv to introduce and develop advocacy skills in youth with disabilities.
Summers, J.A., Nary, D., Lassmann, & Smith, L. (April, 2017). “What is Rural Resilience?” Poster presentation at the annual NARRTC conference in Alexandria, VA. See http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/resilience-poster-2017-narrtc/.
Smith, Lauren A., “Wingspan: Living with Birds” (2016). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
Burtt, Edward H., Jr., Schroeder, Max R., Smith, Lauren A., Sroka, Jenna E., and McGraw, Kevin J. “Colourful parrot feathers resist bacterial degradation“. Biology Letters. 7.2. (2011): 214-216.
The Roost | Editor, Design, Layout, etc. (responsible for all aspects of creation & production)
Annual newsletter of the Owl Research Institute
Camas: The Nature of the West | Co-Editor (design, layout, etc.)
Literary magazine produced by the University of Montana Environmental Studies graduate students
- Winter 2015: Movement
- Summer 2016: Revolution
Website Design & Management
Owl Research Institute (2021-present)
Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (2016-2021; new website created 2021)
Selected Other Professional Publications
Owl Research Institute
The better to see you with- motion parallax in young owls | May 26, 2022 | Owl Research Institute blog post
The Owls Are What They Seem | April 18, 2022 | MonsterTalk Podcast
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Wild Birds, including Owls and other Raptors: What we know as of April 15, 2022 | April 15, 2022 | Owl Research Institute blog post
Owl about Owls | April 5, 2022 | Brains On! Podcast
Danger In the Nest: Osprey and Baling Twine | 2021 | Owl Research Institute blog post
Banding Northern Saw-whet Owls | 2021 |Owl Research Institute blog post
Email Newsletters (selected examples from 2023)
Eblast – CA talk; Snowy Owl chick update; Hiring!
Cavity-nesting Owl breeding season update with Denver Holt and Steve Hiro | May 2023 | Owl Research Institute
Long-eared Owl Breeding season update | May 2023 | Owl Research Institute
Tour of the Long-eared Owl cam | May 2023 | Owl Research Institute
Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural)
Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Self-Employment Toolkit | 2020/2021 | RTC:Rural (adapt & edit content; created worksheets & other materials)
More to discover in the Rural Disability Resource Library | April 2019 |Promotional video (developed, filmed, and edited video for one of the websites I help populate and maintain).
Knowledge Translation in action: Making research more accessible | May 2018 | RTC:Rural (blog post; wrote post, and created materials featured in blog)
Does your bathroom routine drain your battery? How effort and exercise shape community participation | August 25, 2017 | RTC:Rural blog post