Articles by Caitlin Looby

Caitlin is an ecologist and freelance science writer. Caitlin writes freelance articles for magazines. She worked as a script writer for the Loh Down on Science radio program and wrote an op-ed article for The New York Times. She also completed an environmental reporting internship with Mongabay. As a scientist, Caitlin conducts tropical fieldwork, and studies how climate change affects soils in tropical forests. She earned her PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. You can follow her on Twitter @caitlooby.

A Christmas Miracle? Perhaps someday

Islands possess many unique gifts from evolution. Their isolation from the mainland give them an identity all their own: these small pieces of land are often filled with species that…

Discovering the Congo carbon sink

Laden with carefully thought-out food supplies, Greta Dargie carried her heavy pack as she waded through the mud. Getting to field sites in the swampy forests of the Cuvette Centrale…