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). I also seek out new contributions to several Press series, including the recently initiated Alexander von Humboldt in English, and the longer-standing Interspecific Interactions, which explores species relations within a broad evolutionary framework. Recent highlights from my acquisitions program include How Animals Grieve, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, The Lost World of Fossil Lake, Animal Personalities, Swordfish, Latin for Gardeners, A World in One Cubic Foot, Stung!, Relentless Evolution, The Life of a Leaf, A Planet of Viruses, and Gems and Gemstones, now also an ipad app.
I am lucky in these pursuits to have the collaboration of Abby Collier, assistant editor, and Amy Krynak, editorial associate.