In 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. Now I write mostly for Knowable Magazine, an open-access online newsmagazine of science that’s published by Annual Reviews.
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 have also taught Science Journalism at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island, Canada.
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.