Through Earth-Rooted Ecology Projects I provide information, interpretation and communication services that bring nature, science and society together. These include producing written deliverables for a range of audiences, data analysis and interpretation, and knowledge sharing with anyone who has a professional or personal interest in science or nature. My tagline, Down-to-Earth Intelligence, alludes to my commitment to work for the best interests of the planet and its people, to make the rich diversity of knowledge about the natural world accessible to everyone, and to promote representation, respect and kindness wherever science, nature and people come together.

My mission is to make science and ecology accessible to anyone who has a question, concern or project, regardless of whether it is professional, personal, cultural or creative. If you think I can help you, please get in touch.

Mike Simpson, Ph.D., R.P.Bio.

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I am a Registered Professional Biologist in the Canadian province of British Columbia with 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. I have worked in British, North American and South American ecosystems and with First Nations communities, non-profits, government, academia and industry.

I have 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, I have also been a teacher, trainer and freelance editor, science writer and report writer for over two decades. I have written on a wide range of topics but my primary focus has been nature, science and technology.

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