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G. A. Bradshaw, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of The Kerulos Center, in Jacksonville, Oregon ( and author of Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us About Humanity (2009). Her identification of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in free-ranging African elephants established the field of trans-species science and psychology.

Jennifer Calkins is an evolutionary biologist and writer living in Seattle. In her doctoral and postdoctoral work she studied the mating and social behavior of California quail (Callipepla californica), the molecular evolution of game-bird reproductive proteins, and the population genetics of feral cats. She is currently expanding her study of quail behavior to incorporate other species of Callipepla and to encompass other disciplines, including writing and photography ( Along with her Ph.D. in biological science, she obtained an M.F.A. in creative writing and has published a book of poetry, A Story of Witchery (2006), as well as poems and short stories in a variety of literary journals. She currently teaches at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Links to her science and writing activities can be found at

Michael P. Cohen has written the following books: The Pathless Way: John Muir and American Wilderness (1984), The History of the Sierra Club 1892-1970 (1988), and A Garden of Bristlecone Pines: Tales of Change in the Great Basin (1998). His review [End Page 199] of ecocriticism is "Blues in the Green: Ecocriticism under Critique," Environmental History (2004).

Simon C. Estok is an associate professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea and has published extensively on ecocriticism and Shakespeare in such journals as PMLA, Mosaic, Configurations, English Studies in Canada, ISLE, and others. He is the recipient of many awards: a 2008 top research award at Sungkyunkwan University; the "Writing in the Humanities" Award for 2009-11 from the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea; the Samsung Academic Research Award for 2010; and others. Estok's book Ecocriticism and Shakespeare: Reading Ecophobia is forthcoming in 2011.

Helena Feder is an assistant professor of literature and environment at East Carolina University and the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment liaison to the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. She has published on ecocriticism, theory, and literature and science in Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Green Letters, Journal of Ecocriticism, and elsewhere. Her monograph Ecocriticism and the Idea of Culture is forthcoming with Ashgate Press, and her current projects include articles on posthumanism and biology, feminist ecocriticisms, evolutionary theories, and the idea of multiculturalism.

Greg Garrard is the author of Ecocriticism (2004), as well as numerous essays on environmental literature and ecocritical theory. He is chair of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK and Ireland), managing editor of Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, and a popular conference keynote speaker. In 2006 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for his work on education for sustainable development. He is a senior teaching fellow at Bath Spa University.

Ursula K. Heise is a professor of English and director of the Program in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University. She is also affiliated with the Woods Institute for the Environment and is the 2011 president of ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment). Her books include Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism (1997), Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (2008), and Nach der Natur: Das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur (After nature: Species extinction and modern culture) (2010). She is also [End Page 200] working on a book provisionally titled The Avant-garde and the Forms of Nature.

Glen A. Love, one of the early founders of ecocriticism, is professor of English emeritus at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment (2003) and other books, articles, and reviews on literature and environment, and on the literature of the Pacific Northwest. He is a former president of the Western Literature Association, where the seeds of ecocriticism first found fertile ground. He and his biologist wife Rhoda Love published a groundbreaking...


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