About

IMG_0026In my 20+ years as a science writer, I’ve published more than 800 articles about evolution, ecology, environment, genetics, biomedicine, anthropology, and other topics. Since 1994 I’ve been a correspondent for New Scientist magazine, the world’s largest-circulation newsweekly of science and technology.

I  taught for several years in the Science Writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (and am an alumnus of the program), and now teach Science Journalism at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island, Canada (next course June 2016).

Stored in a box somewhere, I also have a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

I live with my wife and  standard poodle in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.