Editorial Director, Sciences and Social Sciences
Subjects: Life sciences (behavior, conservation, ecology, environment, evolution, natural history, paleobiology); geography; earth sciences; physical sciences
Series: Interspecific Interactions, Humboldt in English, Theoretical Astrophysics, Chicago Lectures in Mathematics
I acquire new manuscripts and copublications for general readers, specialists, and students in the life sciences writ large. I joined the Press in 1993, after a brief stint in the editorial department of the Chicago Tribune and an undergraduate education at Dartmouth College. Within the sciences, I have had the pleasure of focusing primarily on the fields of behavioral ecology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, marine biology, paleobiology, primatology, and natural history (both illustrated and regional), and have been pursuing more recently gardening as well as illustrated natural history. Recent highlights from my acquisitions program include Walden Warming, The Oldest Living Things in the World, The Book of Eggs, How Animals Grieve, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, A History of the Garden in Fifty Tools, Sharks and People, Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World, Stung!, The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms, Relentless Evolution, The Life of a Leaf, and Gems and Gemstones, now also an ipad app.
I am lucky in these pursuits to have the collaboration of Amy Krynak, Editorial Associate, and Logan Ryan Smith, Editorial Associate