Media coverage of our research

Smelling with hairy noses

Print Articles

  • "Editor's Choice" section of Science: Fanning the Flame. Science 289: 2007. (2000)
  • Fountain, H. Danger Sniffer. New York Times (Science section). Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Summers, A. (2002) Hairy noses. Natural History February 2002: 70-71
  • Mead, K. S. (2002) Using lobster noses to inspire robot sensor design. Trends in Biotechnology 20: 276-277 (DOI: 10.1016/S0167-7799(02)01979-0)
  • Levy, K. (2003) Get a whiff of this. Berkeley Science Review 3: 11-12
  • Mackenzie, D. (2007) From flu to lobsters to DNA. Emissary - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute newsletter. Spring 2007. Link to Article (PDF)

Web Articles

  • Sharlach, M. (2014) Baby nose hairs. The Scientist Link to article image (PDF)
  • Dye, L. (2001) Inspired by nature. Link to Article
  • Ascribe - Public Interest Newswire (2001) Lobster-sniffing study may spawn underwater robots. Link to Article (PDF)
  • Heuss, C. (2002) Sniff. Sniff. How does a lobster's nose know? ScienceNotes (Online Magazine of the Science Communication Program at UC Santa Cruz) Link to Article
  • InTech - Online publication of the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (2002) Lobsters can smell danger. Link to Article
  • Eurekalert! - News Service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2001) Scent of a lobster. Link to Article
  • Sanders, R. (2001) Lobster sniffing: how lobsters' hairy noses capture smells from the sea. UC Berkeley Campus News. Link to Article
  • Wong, K. M. (2008) Mother Nature's Engineering. ScienceMatters Link to article (PDF)
  • Gosnell, J. (2014) Robotic lobster noses. Canadian Geographic Compass. Link to Article (PDF)


  • Research featured on Canadian "Discover" (January, 2002)
  • Work featured on "Tech Live" news show (Tech TV). February 18, 2001


  • Interviewed on the "Todd Mundt Show" (National Public Radio). January 18, 2001
  • "Quirks and Quarks" (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio science program) 2002
  • "Science Update" (American Association for the Advancement of Science) January 18, 2002
  • BBC Radio 4, "Lobster Surprise". October 18, 2004. Link to RealAudio stream
  • Interviewed on the radio about the physics and biology of rocky coasts, the subject of book, Wave-Swept Shore. (2006-2007)

Evolution of insect flight


  • Gould, S. J. (1985) Not necessarily a wing: Which came first, the function or the form?
  • Natural History 94: 12-25. ("This View of Life" column).
  • Lewin, R. (1985) On the origin of insect wings. Science 230: 428-429. ("Research News" section).
  • Flights of conjecture. Scientific American 254: 66B. ("Science and the Citizen" section). (1986)
  • Morell, V. (1987) The origin of flight. Equinox 32: 13-16.


  • "Quirks and Quarks" (1985) Canadian Broadcasting corporation's radio science program

Wave-swept marine organisms


  • An article about Koehl's research on sea anemone in waves appeared in Newton (Japanese magazine about science) (March, 1984)


  • "Quantum" (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, television science series) (1992)
  • Koehl appeared on a NOVA television program, "Living Machines" (PBS) (1980)

Suspension feeding


  • "Active eating in a syrupy sea", appeared in Science News, (Jan. 17, 1981)


  • "Investigating Suspension Feeders", which is part of the series "Biology: Uniformity and Diversity" (British Broadcasting Corporation) (1999)

Women in science


  • Schatz, H. (1993) Gifted Women. San Francisco: Pacific Photographic Press. 120 pp.
  • Sherrer, B.F. and B.S. Sherrer [eds.] (1996) Notable Women Scientists in the Life Sciences. Westport, CN: Greenwood Publishing. 456 pp.
  • Oakes, E.H. (2002) International Encyclopedia of Women Scientists. New York: Facts on File. 448 pp.
  • Parks, D. (2005) Nature's Machines. Joseph Henry Press (National Academy of Sciences), and Scholastic. A link for kids
  • Daniell, E. (2006) Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies of Successful Women Scientists. New Haven, CN: Yale University Press. 268 pp.


  • Franklin, D. (1991) The shape of life. Discover 12: 10-15. (special issue profiling selected women scientists)
  • Yeoman, B. (2008) Lobsta Got to Sniff Dinosaurs Got to Fly. Duke Magazine . September October 2008.    Link to article (PDF)