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Bob Holmes

University of Alberta
Science Communication

Bob Holmes has been a professional science writer for more than 25 years. He is a regular correspondent for New Scientist magazine, an international newsweekly of science that reaches more than three quarters of a million readers worldwide. He has also written for magazines including ScienceKnowable, HealthUSNews & World Report, and National Wildlife, and for the San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers. He holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and his interests range widely through evolution, anthropology, behavior, astrobiology, sensory science, and life sciences. He is also author of Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense (W.W. Norton, 2017).

Bob has also taught science writing at the University of California at Santa Cruz and at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.