Science & Nature

Articles on the plants, animals and ecosystems in Atlantic Canada. I also describe the valuable work of naturalists and scientists, and suggest ways we can help protect our environment.

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When I was about ten years old, I decided I wanted to be a naturalist. Before that I wanted to be a farmer, and later a scientist and then a writer. I have been fortunate to have worked in all these fields. Now, I write about wildlife, work with nature to grow food, and I spend much of my free time roaming forests and rugged coastlines. I also conduct research into sustainable farming practices.

My academic background is in science. I studied environmental geography and biology for my B.Sc. and specialized in ecology for my M.Sc. Although I no longer work as an ecologist, I continue to use my research skills to write articles about ecology and agriculture. My background is an asset in designing on-farm research trials. I have studied cover crops and nutrient management, and am currently evaluating the agronomic potential of hulless small grains in Atlantic Canada.

To learn more about my science writing, click here.


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