Staff writer and editor, Science Magazine
Erik has covered environmental research for Science for 12 years. His beat includes agriculture, forestry, fisheries, conservation biology, and related topics.
After majoring in geology at Carleton College, Erik received a master's degree from the University of California, Riverside. The escape plan from academia involved the U.C. Santa Cruz program in science communication. That led to an internship at New Scientist magazine in London, followed by a second internship at Science. The only vestige of his geological education is the occasional story about dinosaurs.