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I'm a soil scientist and biogeochemist whose research spans temperate and polar ecosystems. Currently, I'm a Senior Scientist at The National Ecological Observatory Network and an Assistant Professor Adjunct at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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My first book 'Plastic Purge' is now out from St. Martin's Press. It's been chosen as a finalist in the 2014 Books for a Better Life Awards. My writing and photography have also appeared in The New York Times, Backpacker Magazine, Buzfeed, Grist, Parade and more.