I'm a geologist, professor, naturalist, and birder. Originally from New York and Virginia, I studied philosophy and geology at William and Mary and earned a doctorate in geology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I've long been interested in ecophilosophy, ecopsychology, and natural history. After a career teaching college-level Environmental Studies, I'm now devoting myself full time to writing, photography, and art.
My favorite moments are one-on-one interactions with wild animals, especially birds—although being one-on-two-hundred-thousand penguins comes a close second. In addition to writing, I work with photography to portray the unique essence of an animal or place; my photographs have won international recognition.
I'm the coauthor of Earth Science and Human History 101 and the author of several published essays and many academic papers. I am now working on a book about birds and environmental change. Please visit my website at trileightucker.com.