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Caitlin Looby

Bio

My research took me to cloud forests in Costa Rica and Dominican Republic, rainforests in Washington State, and boreal forests in Alaska. For most of my academic career, I travelled to tropical cloud forests to look at how soil microbes and decomposition change under warmer, drier conditions. I am also a freelance science writer and editor with clips that include an op-ed, feature articles for magazines, environmental news stories, and scripts for radio. I fell in love with the outdoors through science. I am an avid paddler and hiker, and use the outdoors to unwind and find unique outlets to communicate science to the public. I received my PhD at the University of California, Irvine. 

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Caitlin Looby

University of Denver

Fellowship Sponsor: American Geophysical Union

Fellowship Host: The New Orleans Advocate