I turn complex original scientific articles and practical Extension knowledge into digestible stories for public audiences.
I reviewed, edited, and formatted grant proposals, grant reports, scientific journal articles, and other materials as needed. Topics covered a wide range of sustainability science, including chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, and biology.
I write, edit, and provide subject matter expertise for educational products geared toward students and teachers at the 6th through 12th grade levels. Specialty areas include biology, plant science, and environmental science, but I have experience developing physical science and human biology content. I also develop assessments, provide image/video assets, and provide pedagogical expertise.
I researched the potential for escape and invasion by crops grown for bioenergy. I analyzed, wrote, presented, and published my findings in a wide variety of scientific journals. I also edited the first book on the subject, inviting authors, reviewing chapters, and formatting material per the publisher's requirements.
I researched the relationship between invasive freshwater plants and water quality and land use. I analyzed, wrote, presented, and published my findings in international journals.
I developed and taught university-level classes in Ecology and Evolution, Plant Physiology, and Biological Research Methods. I also mentored undergraduate researchers, and helped them present our findings at conferences and in scientific journals. I served in this position twice: first in 2006, then again in 2007.
I researched the invasive traits and behavior of a large perennial grass in California's riparian systems. I also served as a teaching assistant in Foundations of Plant Biology classes over a number of quarters.
Despite major international investment in biofuels, the invasive risks associated with these crops are still unknown. A cohesive state-of-the-art review of the invasive potential of bioenergy crops, this book covers the identified risks of invasion, distributions of key crops and policy and management issues. Including a section on developing predictive models, this book also assesses the pote... read more
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Editor/proofreader: experience in post-doc level books to EYFS and primary KS1 via academic articles, theses and commercial reports
Writer and editor that creates engaging nonfiction texts for kids. I've written about topics from volcanoes to the science of Star Trek.