Bio: I'm an ex-pat American living in the UK since George W Bush took office and have since found a nice spot to call home. I'm an environmental scientist with a passion for discovery (how cliche--but true) and can get quite animated about 'real' issues--no doubt this will come out in my posts. In short, I spend my work life investigating how humans impact the environment, and how we can mitigate these impacts. I'm employed at the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, based in Wallingford, UK. This is a personal website; it does not reflect the views of my employer.