Writing & Journalism

My curriculum vitae includes nearly 300 publications which emphasize wildlife ecology, science, sustainability, and art-science integration, along with education/outreach on these topics. I have extensive experience writing for print and digital outlets in journalism, government reporting, and outreach capacities. This outreach was conducted through educational programs, writing and publishing, fundraising, community development, and via media outlets including newspapers, television, radio, websites/blogs and social media.

I have also provided editorial support for articles published in scientific peer-reviewed journals focused on ecology, wildlife management, natural history, public health, and food systems, along with editing for popular publications including magazines and newspapers. 

Current projects: I am currently working on a trio of projects which explore the role stories play in shaping public perspectives of science/ecology topics. These projects are: 1) a survey of ecological concepts in Caldecott Medal-winning children’s books; 2) a collection of essays about conservation and natural history in Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front ecosystem; 3) a multi-media investigation of “the ecologically true story of the tortoise and the hare.”

 Specific affiliations:

  • Ecological Society of America’s Science Communication Section; co-founder, chair-elect (present), webmaster (2014-present), and secretary (2014-2016)
  • University of Wyoming English 1010 textbook/teaching curriculum development; editorial committee, 1 of 3 members (2015-2016)
  • University of Wyoming Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative Writing Program; nonfiction concentration (2015-2017)
  • Québec Chronicle-Telegraph; journalist, photojournalist, and assistant editor (2012-2015)
  • Journal of Food Systems, Agriculture, and Community Development; contributing editor (2009-present)
  • Montana Arts Council’s State of the Arts; columnist (2013-2015)
  • National Association of Science Writers; member (2015-present)
  • “Drawn to the West” syndicated column; founding columnist writing and illustrating natural history column (2014-2015)

My writing has appeared in the following publications:

  • American Scientist
  • Anglican Diocese of Quebec’s Green Ministries publications and website
  • Anglican Diocese of Quebec’s Gazette
  • BC Nature magazine
  • Bouma Post Yards publications and website
  • Center for Forest Research/Centre d’étude de la fôret
  • Crastina.se
  • Ecology and Society
  • EcoTone (Ecological Society of America)
  • EdibleMISSOULA
  • Fair Chase
  • GROW Choteau publications and website
  • Literacy Volunteers of Quebec publications and website
  • Missoula Urban Demonstration Project publications and website
  • Montana Manufacturing publications and website
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors publications and website
  • Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
  • Quebec City Reading Council publications and website
  • Publications and text for private clients
  • Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
  • root & star magazine
  • State of the Arts
  • The Learned Pig
  • The Volta Blog
  • Trottier Orchard and Bakery publications and website
  • Watershed Education Network publications and website
  • Western Confluence
  • Wilderness Institute, Wilderness & Civilization Program publications and website
  • Wyoming Migration Initiative publications and website

I have provided editorial support to:

  • Peer-reviewed publications published in the following:
    • African Jounral of Ecology
    • Animal Conservation
    • Ecology Letters
    • Human-Wildlife Interactions 
    • International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 

    • Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development 
    • Journal of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 
    • Journal of Food Protection 
    • Journal of Mammalogy 
    • Journal of Peasant Studies
    • Journal of Wildlife Management 
    • The Wildlife Society Bulletin 
    • Ursus
  • Presentations and posters at professional conferences and public meetings across North America
  • The Wyoming Migration Initiative, a research group at the University of Wyoming.
  • The Sahtú Renewable Resources Board (SRRB), a First Nations collaborative conservation organization tasked with managing hunting and wildlife resources for/by the Dene First Nation (Northwest Territories, Canada). For the SRRB, I edited government reports, multilingual conservation outreach books and materials, etc.