Gustave Axelson

Editorial Director


Science Journalism • Strategic Communications • Conservation Policy

I am editorial director at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where I oversee content strategy and production for the Cornell Lab’s online and print publications. My charge is to use the power of storytelling to share the excitement of scientific research and discovery, within the Cornell Lab and around the world, with our 60,000 members and 16 million friends on the web.


B.S., Journalism, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Member, Alpha Kappa Theta national journalism honor society

Selected Articles

Araripe Manakin—Brazil’s Keeper of the Spring Waters, Spring 2018 Living Bird

Canada Jays and Climate Change, Winter 2018 Living Bird

The Colombian Coffee–Birds Connection, Autumn 2017 Living Bird

Soul Mates: Clark’s Nutcrackers and Whitebark Pines, Autumn 2015 Living Bird

Gustave Axelson
Center Advancement
Projects All About Birds, Living Bird

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Golden-cheeked Warbler by Bryan Calk/Macaulay Library