Jason G. Goldman

Dr. Jason G. Goldman is an award-winning science journalist and expedition leader based in Los Angeles. He’s collared foxes on California’s Channel Islands, been sneezed on by iguanas in the Galápagos, tracked lions in South Africa, rode a yak across Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains, and searched for rare lizards in the cloud forests of Ecuador. In addition to The Journal of Alta California, he's written for Scientific American, The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Teen Vogue, and elsewhere, and is co-author of Wild L.A.: Explore the Amazing Nature In and Around Los Angeles. He also contributes to Scientific American’s “60 Second Science” podcast, and is founder of the wildlife ecotourism company Scifari Expeditions.

An adult male Anna’s-Costa’s hybrid has traits from both parent species.

The Hummingbird Whisperer

They’re tiny and they hover, and they’re one of only three groups of birds that are vocal learners. They sing with their mouths andtheir feathers. No wonder UC Riverside researcher Chris Clark is obsessed with hummingbirds.

The ever-growing population of feral horses threatens the Emigrant Springs ecosystem.

Feral Horses, Fierce Controversy

Wild mustang populations are out of control, competing with cattle and native wildlife for resources. If the federal government doesn’t rein them in, ranchers may take matters into their own hands.

Learning to hunt, Jason G. Goldman points a semi-automatic shotgun during firearms training. He found hunting for food to be more exciting and fulfilling than he had expected.

A Time to Kill

The battle over gun control has given hunting a bad rap in some quarters. Yet, for some people, hunting is an essential part of their lifestyle — the way they get food. What are the ethics of ...

One of Los Angeles’ urban coyotes passing by the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park.

Backyard Beasts of Prey

Coyotes are among the most adaptive mammals in North America, and now they’re moving into urban areas — threatening pets and humans.