Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Faculty Affiliate in History
M.S. Cornell University, Natural Resources
Ph.D. Cornell University, Natural Resources
Areas of Expertise
environmental history, history of environmental science, science & technology studies, conservation biology, natural history, evolutionary ecology
ENVI 240 TUTConservation and Climate Change (not offered 2023/24)
ENVI 250 / STS 250 SEMEnvironmental Justice (not offered 2023/24)
ENVI 259 / AMST 259 / HIST 259 SEMNew England Environmental History (not offered 2023/24)
Laura. J. Martin, Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration (Harvard University Press, 2022). The Nation
Laura J. Martin, “Proving Grounds: Ecological Fieldwork in the Pacific and the Materialization of Ecosystems,” Environmental History 23 (2018): 567–592. pdf
Bradley Cantrell, Laura J. Martin, Erle C. Ellis, “Designing Autonomy: Opportunities for New Wildness in the Anthropocene,” Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32 (2017): 156-166. pdf, The Atlantic, Landscape Architecture Magazine
Laura J. Martin, Bernd Blossey, Erle C. Ellis, “Mapping where ecologists work: biases in the global distribution of terrestrial ecological observations,” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10 (2012): 195-201. pdf, Nature News
“The Women Who Saved Wildflowers,” Sierra Magazine, June 2, 2022.
“Earth Day is a Chance to Win the Messaging War Against Polluters,” The Washington Post, 22 April 2022.
“Is Humanity Doomed? That Depends on Us,” The Los Angeles Times, 28 March 2022.
“Avoiding Carbon Colonialism,” The Hill, 26 April 2021.
“G. Evelyn Hutchinson’s Exultation in Natural History,” American Scientist, July-August 2016.
“The X-ray Images that Showed Midcentury Scientists How Radiation Affects an Ecosystem,” Slate, 28 December 2015.
- Committee on Priorities and Resources
- Environmental Studies Program