Caitlin is a new PLOS Ecology Community Editor and a David H. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Maine and Acadia National Park. Her background is in conservation biology and plant ecology. She's currently studying alpine plant communities in Maine from a paleoecological perspective, which happily involves hiking to high elevation ponds with an inflatable kayak.
Are we playing (or hiking or skiing or climbing) too hard? Recreation, Ecology, and Recreation Ecology
In two consecutive years of my PhD, I spent the weekend before Thanksgiving 300 miles away from my family, fighting with temperature loggers in a National Park. This was not so much “opting outside” as