Christine Petersen

Christine Petersen has researched bat ecology and behavior for the California Academy of Sciences, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Geological Survey over the past seven years. She also writes books on animal biology for Grolier Educational Publishing and teaches computer technology courses in grammar school.

Beachfront Property


San Francisco’s Fort Funston is perhaps best known for dogs and hang gliders, but its cliffs also host a thriving coastal bank swallow colony.

Shadows in Flight


Rarely seen and, until recently, poorly understood, bats are a significant component of the Bay Area’s natural environment. Now, researchers are filling in the gaps by studying several of the area’s most at-risk species.