An article about the relationship between bird-friendly yards and the presence of nest predators highlights research by Jennifer Mizen Malpass ’08. Malpass and other researchers from Ohio State University and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology conducted studies in several Ohio neighborhoods and found that there was no link between woody vegetation and the frequency of predators such as the Eastern gray squirrel, common grackle, and blue jay. See more about Malpass and her research.