I’m a historian of science and technology, working currently at Oregon State University in the beautiful Willamette Valley. I write and comment about the politics of science, technology, and environmental issues. I have worked on the history of the marine sciences, radiation effects, radioactive waste, environmental warfare, and the global dimensions of agricultural technology. My current project is called Arming Mother Nature: How Modern Science and the Cold War Gave Birth to Catastrophic Environmentalism.
My most recent book, Poison in the Well, was the first international history on the scientific and political controversies about putting radioactive waste into the oceans. It was published in 2008 (paperback 2009) by Rutgers University Press.
I edit the H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, and I welcome emails from scholars and editors who would like to participate in a roundtable or have published recent books that might be suitable.
Also, please contact me if you are working on topics close to my own, as I am always on the lookout for new colleagues in the scholarly community. Please see the “Writing” tab for more details.