Writing

Magazine Articles | Reports and Knowledge Syntheses | Peer-reviewed Publications | Blogs | Invited Contributions

I am currently available for freelance writing commissions. Please contact me at sarah.e.nason[at]gmail.com if you would like to chat!


Magazine Articles

  • Pyper, M., and Nason, S. (2019) Renew Magazine Fall 2019 Issue. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Reports and Knowledge Syntheses

Due to intellectual property restrictions, I cannot share work completed while I was employed at Fuse Consulting Ltd. Please refer to the Fuse website, where some of the projects I contributed to are published. You may also contact me directly (sarah.e.nason[at]gmail.com) for copies of these projects.

  • Nason, S. (2020). Sistering Indigenous and Western Science: A Briefing Package. Produced by Fuse Consulting Ltd. for Natural Resources Canada, Edmonton, AB.
  • Nason, S., Osko, T., Gillies, C., Gingras, B., and Pyper, M. (2020). Recommendations for a Wetland Crossings Monitoring Protocol: A report for the Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership. Produced by Fuse Consulting Ltd., Circle T Consulting, FPInnovations, and Ducks Unlimited Canada for fRI Research.
  • Nason, S., and Pyper, M. (2019). Beyond Beetle: A Guide to Managing Lodgepole Pine Stands in Alberta After Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak. Produced by Fuse Consulting Ltd. for Dr. Ellen Macdonald, University of Alberta.
  • Pyper, M., and Nason, S. (2019) fRI Research Migratory Birds Program Scoping: Evaluating the potential for a new program in Alberta. Produced by Fuse Consulting Ltd. for fRI Research, Hinton, AB.

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Nason, S., Kelly, C. D., Brichieri-Colombi, T., Lloyd, N., & Moehrenschlager, A. (2020). Maximizing the effectiveness of qualitative systematic reviews: a case study on terrestrial arthropod translocations. Manuscript in preparation.
  2. Nason, S., & Kelly, C. D. (2020). Equal fitness among alternative mating strategies. Manuscript in preparation.
  3. Nason, S., & Kelly, C. D. (in press). Sex differences in Bateman gradients and opportunity for selection in a harem polygynous insect. Animal Behaviour.
  4. Haines, J., Nason, S., Skurdal, A., Bourchier, T., & Hämäläinen, A. (2019). Sex- and context- specific effects of personality on fitness but no link to life history in red squirrels. Manuscript in review. Pre-print PDF.
  5. Tierney, K., Welsh, P. O., Mills, M., Nason, S., Barreda, D., & Paszkowski, C. A. 2017. Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) and wastewater ponds, Part II: Developmental, physiological, morphological, and behavioural effects of ingestion of secondary clarified effluent water. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 143: 336 – 343. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.04.021.

Blogs

Due to intellectual property restrictions, I cannot share work completed while I was employed at Fuse Consulting Ltd. You may contact me directly (sarah.e.nason[at]gmail.com) for copies of these blog posts.

  1. Budgeting for arts and communications in scientific grants. Article published on Lifeology.
  2. Recent study in Southern Alberta shows loss of grasslands across the landscape, with implications for fire risk and fire history. Article published on Landscapes in Motion by Fuse Consulting Ltd.
  3. A Wildfire Story: Decoding the Past with Tree Scars. Co-authored article published on Landscapes in Motion by Fuse Consulting Ltd.
  4. Madison Grant and the Eugenics History of Conservation. Article published on Rapid Ecology.
  5. Scaring Marmots with Taxidermy: my ReNewZoo Internship. Story published on ReNewZoo website and internal newsletter.
  6. How Improvisation and Acting can Boost Your Science (Really!). Article published on Rapid Ecology.
  7. We are more than just graduate students: we are academia’s unacknowledged workforce. Opinion published on Rapid Ecology.
  8. Pioneering a genre: where environmentalist films like Okja need to go next. Film review published on Le Beagle.
  9. Dream job: Rose Hanley-Nickolls, New Zealand park ranger. Interview published on Le Beagle.
  10. Why do bachelors exist in the animal world? Article published on ZMEScience.

Invited Contributions

  1. Between a Meme and a Hard Place: How Accredited Zoos Could Turn a Conflicted Millenial Market. Invited article for CAZA Connections [newsletter for members of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums].