I am an ecologist, currently a visiting research scientist at the University of Michigan, with nearly 30 years of writing experience publishing on science and natural history topics. My scientific areas of expertise are birds, urban ecology, invasive species, insects (especially dragonflies and damselflies), plants in human-influenced systems, and environmental sustainability in coffee agrosystems.
My editorial experience includes many peer reviews for scientific journals, technical editing for environmental consulting firms, and freelance editorial projects. I am currently on the editorial board of the journal Urban Naturalist, am an Associate Editor for The Great Lakes Entomologist, and serve on the Publications Committee of the Wilson Ornithological Society.
I have written numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and technical reports, and I frequently distill scientific research into articles or presentations for the public. Since 1993, I have written for BirdWatching Magazine (formerly Birder’s World) where I am a Contributing Editor, and I have published in other magazines including Michigan Natural Resources, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, The American Orchid Society Bulletin, and even some poetry in Rolling Stone.
More examples of my work can be found on the pages accessed by the menu above.
Contact me at julie DOT craves AT gmail DOT com.