Emma Marris

Environmental Writer

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Emma Marris is an environmental writer and reporter who writes on conservation, ecology, energy, agriculture, food, language, books and film. Her stories have appeared in National GeographicSlate, the New York Times and above all, Nature, where she worked as a staffer for several years. Marris has a Master’s in Science Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. In 2011, she published her first book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. The book highlights alternative conservation strategies that do not focus on holding or returning land to a historical baseline. From managed relocation of species threatened by climate change to the embrace of so-called novel ecosystems, she champions a blurring of the lines between nature and people, and a conscious and responsible care of our humanized planet. Find her on Twitter @Emma_Marris.



"Fishing for the first Americans," Nature, September 8, 2015

"Handle With Care," Orion Magazine, May 3, 2015

"Fenrir bound: why bring back the wolf?," Beacon Reader, August 8, 2014

"How to Mend the Conservation Divide," New York Times, October 31, 2014

Interview with Emma MarrisAmerican Society of Landscape Architects, 2012

"Ecology Without Wilderness: Tending the Global Garden We Call 'Nature,'" The Atlantic, September 15, 2011

"Hope in the Age of Man," New York Times, December 7, 2011

"The New Normal," Conservation, April 2010

"Ragamuffin Earth," Nature, July 22, 2009