Cooperative Breeding Popular Articles
© by Natalie J. Demong

19. Discover Magazine, (October 1997), pp. 80-90. Hively, W. "Family Man". (A "profile" article on Stephen Emlen and his work with avian and human family dynamics.).

18. Conocer Magazine, (September 1997), Vol. :63-70. Small, M. "It's all in the family", (This article, (Todo queda en la familia) is a Spanish popular summary of Emlen's work on human and avian family dynamics.)

17. The Living Bird, (Summer 1996), Vol. 15:30-34. Demong, N.J. and Emlen, S.T. "All in the family". ((The Living Bird is a publication of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology).

16. The American Scientist, (1995), 83:148-157. Emlen, S.T., Wrege, P.H., and Demong, N.J. "Making decisions in the family: an evolutionary perspective."

15. International Wildlife Magazine, (July-August 1993), Vol. 23(4):30-37. Line, Les, "A bug's worst nightmare". (Review of the biology and social behavior of bee-eaters, drawing heavily on the work of Dr. Emlen.)

14. National Geographic Magazine, (February 1993). "Avian in-laws harass young in a good cause". (Geographica section).

13. Down to Earth Magazine, (India) (September 1992), Vol. 1(8):47-48. Gadagkar, R., "When Fathers Harrass Their Sons".

12. The Living Bird, (Winter 1992), Vol. 2:26-31. Demong, N.J. and Emlen, S.T., "Family ties: helping in African bee-eaters". (A summary of the rules of cooperation and conflict in family-dwelling birds known as bee-eaters.) (The Living Bird is a publication of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology).

11. New York Times, (Science Times), (April 7, 1992). Angier, Natalie, "Biologists Tell a Tale of Interfering In-Laws". (Describes parental disruption of breeding by their sons and daughters-in-law.)

10. National Wildlife Magazine, (December 1992), pp. 46-49. Fellman, Bruce, "Looking out for number one".

9. Mosaic Magazine, (Spring 1991), Vol 22(1):3-17. Fisher, Arthur, "Sociobiology: A new synthesis comes of age, Part II: How different are humans?" (A special report on the progress of sociobiology some fifteen years after the publication of E.O. Wilson's Treatise. Discusses the importance of studies of cooperation and conflict in animal societies and its relevance to humans. Drawing heavily on Emlen's work on bee-eaters.). (Mosaic Magazine is a publication of the National Science Foundation).

8. Science News, (June 10, 1989), Vol. 135(23):364-365. Fackelmann, Kathy A., "Avian Altruism". (Discusses helping behavior in bee-eaters under the subtitle "African Birds Sacrifice Self-Interest to Help Their Kin").

7. Ranger Rick Magazine, (January 1988), Vol. 22(1):36-40. Demong, N.J., "Birds That Eat Bees," and "Bee-Eaters and Me". (An article about doing field research in Africa studying bee-eaters, written from the perspective of Dr. Emlen's young daughter Kathy.) (Ranger Rick is a Children's magazine published by the National Wildlife Federation).

6. BBC Wildlife, (March 1988), Vol. 6(3):142-147. Fothergill, Alastair, "Neighbors". (Cover article about bee-eater society, which formed the basis of a BBC film produced for Wildlife on One. This film received the "Outstanding Professional Film Award" from the Animal Behavior Society in 1990.).

5. Atlante Magazine, (Agosto 1985), Vol. 26:102-109. Emlen, S.T. and Demong, N.J. "Cé anche il parassita altrista." (An article about the society of bee-eaters translated into Italian).

4. Natural History, (October 1984), Vol. 3(10):50-59. Emlen, S.T and Demong, N.J., "Bee-eaters of Baharini". (A popularized summary of the complex society and the helping at-the-nest of white-fronted bee-eaters.).

3. Science Digest, (October 1983), pgs. 105 & 112. Wilder, Rachel, "Avian Peyton Place". (Describes the complex society of white-fronted bee-eaters.)

2. The London Times, (July 21, 1982). "Clan life remains strictly for the birds". (An article describing the territorial neighborhoods and extended family clan structure of bee-eater society.)

1. Mosaic Magazine, (1979), Vol. 10(2):30-38. Pfeifer, J., " by J. Pfeifer "Seeking human origins: cultural evolution". [A publication of the National Science Foundation].