Emma Marris, Writer, April 2015
Emma is a writer based in Klamath Falls, Oregon whose work focuses on complex intersections between conservation, ecology, energy, agriculture, food, language, books and film. Her stories help us understand how to increase the flourishing of both humanity and the rest of the planet’s species, and how to move towards a greener, wilder, happier and more equal future. Her work has appeared in Conservation, Slate, Discover, The New York Times and Nature, where she was on the staff for several years. Marris’ first book, Rambunctious Garden (Bloomsbury, 2011) argues that we must give up our romantic notions of pristine wilderness and replace them with the concept of a global, half-wild rambunctious garden planet, tended by humans. Her current work reports on the complexities and contradictions of wolves. Emma completed her Master of Arts in Science Writing at Johns Hopkins University.
Marris visited the University of Minnesota for the April 2015 symposium “Nature 3.X: Where is Nature Now?“.