I am an environmental historian at Michigan Technological University. I have recently finished a book on climate change and toxics in the Lake Superior basin titled Sustaining Lake Superior (Yale University Press, Fall 2017). The book will be available in September 2017.
My next project will explore climate change and animal migrations. How has climate change affected the transcontinental movements of salmon, seabirds, and caribou? How have the relationships between humans and these other species been influenced by climate change? How do animal migrations influence the mobilizations of toxics into distant spaces, and how does climate change in turn affect toxic mobility? I am currently preparing a series of lectures on these topics for the 2019 Mandel Lectures in the Humanities at Brandeis University in Spring 2019, which will be revised into a book to be published by University Press of New England.
My previous books include:
Since July 2013, I have been a professor at Michigan Technological University, part of the Great Lakes Research Center and the Department of Social Sciences. During 2012-2013, I was the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Science at Umeå University in Sweden. Before that, I was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 17 years, with appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.