Nicole Edmison is an Alaska-raised wildlife and conservation biologist and freelance writer who has lived in California for the past 11 years. She spends a good deal of her time doing biological fieldwork, researching and reporting on environmental issues, and volunteering in the Ornithology and Mammalogy Department and the Center for Comparative Genomics at the California Academy of Sciences. Spiraling out from home, Nicole has worked in the East Bay Regional Parks District on fuels management, in the South SF Bay with shorebirds, in Point Reyes National Seashore with tule elk, in the Central Valley of California on wetland management, and in southern Oregon with bats. Her field work has given her the opportunity to capture and handle many different types of creatures. Among the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, insects, and micro-organisms she has worked with, her main emphasis has steered toward birds. The ability to hold a bird in one’s hand is an amazing way to get a better overall understanding of it’s intricacies.
Links to some of her published work:
- Birding: a subversive culture
- Lonesome Stranger
- Inside Out: behind the scenes at the bird wash
- Waiting for Ocean Energy?
- Greening the Green