Wildlife Science in the Media

Dr Alex Schnell is an accomplished wildlife scientist that has worked on a range of terrestrial and aquatic species ranging from elephants to octopuses. She has expertise in marine biology, animal behaviour, animal intelligence, and conservation. Alex has a passion for working to create animal behaviour content for target audiences through wildlife documentaries, podcasts, and articles in popular science magazines. Below is a selection of projects that feature the depth and breadth of Alex's media experience. 

Series Consultant/Researcher

Authored Articles

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Natural History Unit

BBC

An upcoming six-part series on the masters of the planet - Mammals.

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Natural History  Unit

BBC

Planet Earth III, the third in a trilogy, is set to be the most ambitious natural history landmark ever undertaken by the BBC.

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Upcoming

Just how smart is a cephalopod?

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The Psychologist Magazine

This special "Tree of Life" edition features stories from psychologists that work with different species – animals, plants, and beyond.

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Current Biology Magazine

"Cephalopod Cognition" an article that reveals the different levels of sociality and behaviours observed in cephalopods.

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Research Featured in the Media

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CrowdScience BBC World Service

Do animals have consciousness? Researchers peer inside the minds of cats, pigs and cuttlefish in the latest CrowdScience podcast.

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Natural History Unit

BBC

Blue Planet II––a 2017 British nature documentary series featuring weird and wonderful marine life that live on our planet.

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Hakai Magazine

"Cuttlefish Brawl" is a graphic novella presenting an underwater ‘soap opera’ drama, about the enigmatic lives of giant Australian cuttlefish.

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