Mary Ellen Hannibal

Mary Ellen Hannibal is a writer focusing on science and culture. She is a recipient of the National Society of Science Writer’s Science and Society Award 2012 and Stanford University’s Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism. She is the founder and producer of Evolve2009, a San Francisco city-wide celebration of Darwin and evolution. Evolve2009 won the California Library Association’s 2009 award for advocacy and communications.

Recent Posts

September 6, 2016 in Culture

Excerpt from Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction

Citizen science is about regular people contributing to scientific discovery. Today’s burgeoning citizen science movement is aided and abetted by smartphone apps that precisely geolocate species observations. This “big data”…
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