Earth-Rooted Ecology Projects is owned and operated by Mike Simpson, Ph.D., R.P.Bio.

Mike is a Registered Professional Biologist in the Canadian province of British Columbia. He has over 20 years of experience in ecology research and professional practice in Britain and North America, with a particular emphasis on plants, biological diversity and and blending nature and culture. He has worked in British, North American and South American ecosystems and with First Nations communities, non-profits, government, academia and industry.

Mike has been successful at merging research, data analysis and reporting across science and social science disciplines; communicating scientific principles and ideas to a range of audiences; and maximizing a broad skill set gained from experience in academia, consulting, and the legal profession. His track record of deliverables includes:

  • Ecology and sociology research projects in the UK and Canada;
  • Project management, cross-disciplinary co-ordination, and detailed review of Environmental Impact Assessment sections, including Vegetation, Biodiversity, Human Health, Socio-Economic, Land Use, and Traditional Knowledge;
  • Collection, analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Presenting to public, academic, regulatory, and First Nations audiences; and
  • Publication of articles on science, technology and the media in award-winning magazines, online and for universities and NGOs.

In addition to being a professional scientist, Michael has also been a freelance and contract writer and editor for over two decades. He has written on a wide range of topics but his primary focus has been nature, science and technology.

Lost Forever feature for World of Animals magazine on the extinct Sardinian pika
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