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Science

I'm a forest soil scientist and biogeochemist whose research has expanded into the limnology  of temperate and polar ecosystems. I am particularly interested in interactions between climate, atmospheric deposition, and the cycling of C, N and P within soils and across the terrestrial-aquatic interface. 

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Writing

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. 

I'm a Senior Scientist at The National Ecological Observatory Network & and an Assistant Professor Adjoint at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder. I'm also the author of 'Plastic Purge' (St. Martin's Press, 2014) a finalist in the 2014 Books for a Better Life Awards.