On a recent visit to Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, which in the summer is a hive of activity by some of the most fabulous ecological researchers like Paul Ehrlich and John Harte, Mary Price, and Dan Blumstein (an EVTOL editor), I had the good fortune to run into one of my favorite environmental writers, Michelle Nijhuis. Here is her report on our conversations about adaptability, symbiosis, and how it relates to what she learned about the coming water crisis (or is it the “coming water opportunity?”) at this year’s Aspen Environmental Forum:


Published On: July 20, 2012

Rafe Sagarin

Rafe Sagarin

Rafe Sagarin is a marine ecologist at the Institute of the Environment at University of Arizona. Rafe’s research includes everything from the historical and current sizes of intertidal gastropods (snails) to developing better ideas for national security, based on natural security systems. He is particularly interested in the Sea of Cortez, or Gulf of California, its ecological history, and the fascinating people past and present who have lived, worked, researched and journeyed there.

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