Evolution in a toxic world

How life responds to chemical threats


DSCN0244I am an independent toxicologist and writer, (as a member of the Ronin Institute for Independent Scholars), a sometimes college instructor, and adjunct faculty in the Department of Natural Resource and Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

My newest book, Natural Defense: enlisting bugs and germs to save our food and medicine  (Island Press, Spring 2017), is about how we can preserve antibiotic efficacy and reduce pesticide use with new technologies that are better informed by ecology.

Past projects: Unnatural Selection (now in paperback!); Motherhood the Elephant in the Laboratory, Book and Blog; Evolution in a Toxic World, Book; The Neighborhood Toxicologist, Blog.


2 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Hi there,

    I just came across your blog and I really wanted to share it with my audience. It’s a limited one though, averaging 90 people daily, but I hold a lot of affection for them and I think they could also learn lots with this blog. If you have an interest in popping in and have a read, please by all means, let me know of your opinion. It’s always good to learn from those who’ve been doing scientific writing for many years now. As you might have noticed already, English is not my first language though, and sometimes it can be tricky to generate something to the levels of acceptance of some linguists, but hey, I do my best and I’d be really happy if you could just share your opinion on my blog with me. It has been kicking some very interesting articles since August 2010. Cheers, and keep up with the incredible work. Ivan Lafayette (www.thetoxicologisttoday.blogspot.com)

  2. Hi Ivan, thanks for getting in touch. You’ve got a nice blog there too. Will look forward to reading your posts! In my older blog (theneighborhoodtoxicologist.blogspot.com) I covered more of the conventional toxic questions…much like you are doing in your blog thetoxicologisttoday.blogspot.com.

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