Media coverage and public outreach
I believe that my role as a scientist is also to educate and raise awareness on the issues that are important to me. Beyond my academic publications, I care about disseminating and mobilizing my research, so I work with journalists and science communicators to do so. Below are some selected examples of how my research and work have been covered by the media with popular media coverage on Forbes science, Washington Post, and ELLE magazine Canada.
I love communicating my passion for birds, youth advocacy, women in science, fashion and sustainability, biodiversity conservation, and all things related to wild animals!- if you’d like me to talk or write about these topics, please get in touch!
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Blogs, newspaper columns, and written media
Textos en Español and Texts in English
Popular media coverage
Story in the Washington Post with quote from Alejandra Echeverri: The professor who assigns value to nature — then persuades world leaders to save it
Story in Forbes Science profiling Alejandra Echeverri: Can Colombia's Coasts Develop Sustainably? Ask this Researcher! by Andrew Wight
Summary in The Conversation by Alejandra Echeverri and Jeffrey Smith: Protecting Biodiversity and making it accesible!
Dime qué haces y te diré quien eres: los nombres de las aves, La Torna, Perifoneo Cultural
Mainstreaming Biodiversity & Marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas, Global Youth Biodiversity Network Blog
Media coverage of research articles
Coverage of Echeverri, et al. (2023). Nature Ecology and Evolution, "Colombian biodiversity is governed by a rich and diverse policy mix"
Coverage of Soares... Echeverri... et al. (2023). Ornithological Applications, "Neotropical ornithology: Reckoning with historical assumptions, removing systemic barriers, and reimagining the future"
Coverage of Echeverri, Smith, et al. (2022). PNAS, "Biodiversity and infrastructure interact to drive tourism to and within Costa Rica"
Coverage of Smith, et al. (2022). Journal of Applied Ecology, "Complex landscapes stabilize farm bird communities and their expected ecosystem services"
Coverage of Echeverri, et al. (2021). Conservation Letters, "Avian cultural services peak in tropical wet forests"
Coverage on Smith, Taylor, Echeverri, et al. (2021). Biological Conservation, "Big wheel keep on turnin': Linking grower attitudes, farm management, and delivery of avian ecosystem services"
Coverage on Echeverri, et al. (2020). People and Nature, "Can avian functional traits predict cultural ecosystem services?"
Coverage of Callahan, Echeverri, et al. (2019). Nature Palgrave Communications, "Using the Phylo Card Game to advance biodiversity conservation in an era of Pokémon"
Coverage of Dinat, Echeverri, et al. (2019). Human Dimensions of Wildlife, "Eco-xenophobia among rural populations: The Great-tailed Grackle as a contested species in Guanacaste, Costa Rica"
Coverage of Karp, et al. (2018). Global Change Biology, "Agriculture erases climate driven ś-diversity"