The papers below are mostly about cephalopods, the group of animals that includes octopuses, cuttlefish, and squid.
My blog discusses these animals and other underwater topics as well.
* Coverage of our 2016 octopus work in the New York Times, BBC, and The Guardian. (Here is a page collecting the media coverage.)
• Octopus Debris Throwing (PLoS One, 2022). Coverage (the best article about the paper) in the New York Times.
• “Octopus Engineering, Intentional and Inadvertent,” (D. Scheel, P. Godfrey-Smith, S. Chancellor, M. Hing, S. Linquist, M. Lawrence), Communicative & Integrative Biology, e1395994 (2017).
• “Against Octopus Farming,” Issues in Science and Technology 35 (2), Winter 2019 (J. Jacquet, B. Franks, P. Godfrey-Smith, W. Sánchez-Suárez). With art by Judy Fox.
• “Did They Mean To Do That? Accident and Intent in an Octopuses’ Garden” (M. Hing and P. Godfrey-Smith), The Conversation, November 14, 2017. Reprinted by ABC News (Australia).
• “A Second Site Occupied by Octopus tetricus at High Densities, With Notes on Their Ecology and Behavior,” (D. Scheel, S. Chancellor, M. Hing, M. Lawrence, S. Linquist, P. Godfrey-Smith), Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10236244.2017.1369851. (A page collecting media coverage of this paper is here. I comment on the media coverage here.)
• “Signal Use by Octopuses in Agonistic Interactions” (D. Scheel, P. Godfrey-Smith, M. Lawrence) Current Biology 26 (2016): 1-6.
• Cephalopods and the Evolution of the Mind. In Pacific Conservation Biology, 2013.
• Long-Term High-Density Occupation of a Site by Octopus tetricus, with Possible Site Modification Due to Foraging Behavior (P. Godfrey-Smith and M. Lawrence). Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology, 2012. Observations of a site in Australia. For an update about the site, see here.
• “Octopus tetricus as an Ecosystem Engineer,” (D. Scheel, P. Godfrey-Smith, and M. Lawrence), in Scientia Marina. A second paper about the Octopolis site.
• On Being an Octopus. Boston Review, 2013. What might it be like to be one of these animals? A Nautilus interview on the same themes is here.
• A book review of Cephalopod Cognition (edited by Darmaillacq, Dickel, & Mather) in Animal Behavior, 2015.
• A new paper about the evolution of communication, with some underwater content.
• Field Observations of Mating in Octopus tetricus and Amphioctopus marginatus, with Christine Huffard, Molluscan Research, 2010.