During the summer of 2014, Dr. Knott and her family wrote about their experiences in Borneo in a series of posts titled “Postcards from Borneo,” for National Geographic’s PROOF blog. To read their posts, visit the following links:

A Family Adventure Begins Anew

The Boat Trip Upriver

Chasing Orangutans

The World’s Stinkiest (but Best) Fruit

The Best Swimming Hole in Gunung Palung

My Rainforest Family


Over the years, Dr. Knott’s research in the jungles of West Borneo has garnered extensive media coverage. Below is a selection of the popular news articles covering her work.

“Hormone Hunter”.  Boston University Arts & Science Magazine (October 2011)

National Science Foundation video feature about Cheryl Knott and the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project

“Orangutans — who’s your daddy?” Dr. Cheryl Knott on CBC’s Quirks and Quarks (Dec 12, 2009)

“Orangutan research yields conservation benefits” (Harvard Gazette, Feb 8, 2007)

“Orangutan habitat may be gone in 15 years, UN report says” (National Geographic News, Feb 7, 2007)

“Orangutan Pee Collector: Worst Job in Science?” (Popular Science, October 2005)

“Saving Gunung Palung: A Rainforest Marriage” (Harvard Colloquy, October 2003)

“Field Dispatch: Borneo” (National Geographic, October 2003)

“Blocking the Road to Extinction” (Harvard Gazette, Oct 16, 2003)

“Orangutans Find a Friend” (San Diego Tribune, Oct 6, 2003)

“Orangutans in the Wild” (The Science Show Apr 17, 1999)

“Orangutan Scientist Talks with CNN” (Next at CNN, Jan 2, 2003)

“Professor Predicts Orangutan Extinction” (Harvard Crimson, Oct 1, 2003)

“Orangutans Could Go Extinct in 20 Years, Researcher Warns” (USA Today, Oct 1, 2003)

“Wild Orangutans: Extinct by 2023?” (National Geographic News, Sept 30, 2003)

“Loggers Move In on Orangutan Stronghold” (National Geographic News, Sept 29, 2003)