Contributors to This Issue
Keely Carroll is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Sierra College. After completing her Bachelor’s at CSU, Sacramento, she worked for a few years at the Department of Fish and Game collecting data from salmonid species in the Sacramento and American Rivers before returning to CSUS to complete a Master’s Degree in Conservation. It was while studying for her Master’s that she discovered a love of teaching and started teaching as a graduate teaching associate in 1998. After completing a research project on the ecology of the western spotted skunk, she received her Master’s degree in 2000 and started working as a part-time faculty member in biology for CSUS, Sacramento City College and Folsom Lake College.
In the fall of 2007 she started her full-time teaching career in biology at Sierra College where she teaches courses in general biology for non-major's students, natural history, environmental regulations and field methods in ecology. She hopes to further develop the non-major’s biology program and to provide opportunities for field research to students at the college. Keely is also an active member of the Natural History Museum Committee.
Gareth Huw Davies is a UK-based journalist specialising in the environment, wildlife and conservation, and travel. He also writes on technology, music, recreation and medicine. A native of Wales, he graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Politics.
Davies spent a period with The Sunday Times of London; since then, as a freelance contributor, he has written extensively for the Sunday Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Mail on Sunday, Country Life, and other quality newspapers and magazines.
Since 1989 he has written almost weekly for the Radio Times, (despite its name the UK's main TV listings magazine), where he specialises in wildlife and the environment, science and history. He has written two books. "A Walk along the Thames Path", published by Michael Joseph in 1990, combined travel writing with his interest in walking and the countryside. (The first chapter is on http://homepages.bucksnet.co.uk/~ghdavies along with a selection of his journalistic work).
"England's Glory" was commissioned by the Council for the Protection of Rural England to accompany photographs of threatened landscapes by leading British photographers, including Lord Snowdon, Patrick Lichfield and Linda McCartney, and published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson in 1987. In 1990 he was runner up in the TV-am National Broadcast Journalist of the Year Awards, in the Best Specialist Press category. In 1998 Davies won the Italian Tourist Board's "Most Intriguing Journalist" award for an essay on Turin, and finished second in the German Tourist Board's awards for an article on Nuremburg. He lives in the Chilterns north of London with his wife and teenage children.
Richard Hilton is a Professor of Earth Science at Sierra College, a paleontological consultant and, with his wife Kristin, works as a world traveling naturalist. He received his Bachelors in Geology and a Masters in Earth Science at CSU Chico.
Dick is the chairman of the Sierra College Natural History Museum, the Northern California Natural History Museum and the Nevada Paleontology Association. He has taught geology and field paleontology at Sierra College since 1981. In 2003, Dick published Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California (University of California Press).
Winston Lancaster received his Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of North Carolina. He has studied bats for over 20 years focusing mostly on morphological and physiological adaptations of the respiratory system in bats to produce the intense calls for echolocation.
He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Sacramento where he teaches Human Anatomy, Comparative Anatomy and Mammalogy.