Nalini M. Nadkarni
Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, known as the "Queen of the Forest Canopy," is a professor at the University of Utah. She carries out forest canopy research on four continents, mainly in Costa Rica and Washington state, supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2010 Public Service Award from the National Science Foundation. She founded the International Canopy Network to foster communication among researchers, educators and conservationists. She has published over 90 scientific articles and three books, and numerous popular magazines and television documentaries. She carries out science outreach to public audiences such as faith–based communities, urban youth and incarcerated men and women to foster better stewardship of forests around the world.
Writer and Producer
Sarah Waller has worked for KUOW since 2006. She delights in producing radio in a region that is home to both the giant Pacific octopus and hummingbirds. Her stories often examine the interaction between people and the natural world. When she's not in the studio, she enjoys planting trees on public lands around Seattle (over 300 to date) and loves splitting firewood with her chopping maul.