David Bowne

As an associate professor of ecology and environmental science at Elizabethtown College, I spend a lot of time studying and teaching straight science, including the science of climate change. But I have realized the limitations of conveying the magnitude of the climate change threat only through a scientific lens. Human beings are storytellers and it is through stories that we understand our world. To this end, I write stories that imbue science with humanity. I also teach an interdisciplinary course “Ecology in Short Fiction” in which students flex their creativity and imagination to explore ecology and writing.