I have written a number of books on natural heritage, short fiction for children, as well as scholarly articles on the ecology of waterbirds.
My most recent book was an edited work, Intangible Natural Heritage, published by Routledge in 2012, which explored relationships between people and nature, the natural equivalent of intangible cultural heritage protected by UNESCO.
I’m interested in natural history, art, ethics and culture, and especially how these things fit together.
I am Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which aims to increase scientific and public understanding of the natural world and human cultures.
Before this, I was Director of Whanganui Regional Museum in New Zealand. I am also President of the International Council of Museums Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History (ICOM NATHIST) and a member of the ICOM Ethics Committee.
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