Staff & Advisory Group

Kathryn Kohm
ounder, Editor-in-Chief, Anthropocene Magazine

Dame Frances Cairncross
Former Rector of Exeter College, Oxford University. Prior to her decade at Oxford, she was a journalist, spending 13 years on The Guardian as an economic columnist and 20 years at The Economist magazine as a senior editor.

Oliver Morton

Senior editor at the Economist responsible for the magazine’s briefing articles. Prior to that he was the Economist’s  Energy and Environment Editor as well as the Chief News and Features Editor at NatureHis 2016 book The Planet Remade was shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.

James Fahn
Future Earth Engagement Committee member, Executive Director of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network

Joshua Tewksbury
Future Earth Global Hub Director, Colorado

David Biello
Science Curator for TED, former Environment & Energy Editor at Scientific Americanauthor of “The Unnatural World” published by Simon and Schuster, and PBS documentary host


Denise Young
Denise Young is Head of Communications at the International Council for Science. She has worked as a press officer at UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, and as a journalist with Reuters.

Kelsey Simpkins
Digital and Engagement Editor
, Future Earth and Anthropocene Magazine

Andrew Revkin
Strategic adviser for environmental and science journalism at the National Geographic Society. Previously, he spent more than 30 years covering climate change and other sustainability challenges, mostly for the New York Times.

Owen Gaffney
Future Earth Media Lab Director, Director of international media and strategy at the Stockholm Resilience Centre

Contributing Writers:

Brandon Keim is a freelance journalist specializing in animals, nature and science. He is the author of The Eye of the Sandpiper: Stories From the Living World and National Geographic Inside Animal Minds: What They Think, Feel, And Know. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Prachi Patel is a Pittsburgh-based freelance journalist who writes about energy, materials science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and computing. Writes for Scientific AmericanIEEE Spectrum, Chemical & Engineering News, and MRS Bulletin. Find her at

Emma Bryce is a journalist based in London. As well as Anthropocene, her work has appeared in The Guardian, Wired Magazine UK, Audubon Magazine, The New York Times, Ensia, and Yale e360.

Sarah DeWeerdt is a Seattle-based freelance science journalist specializing in biology, medicine, and the environment. In addition to Anthropocene, her work has appeared in Nature, Newsweek, Nautilus, Spectrum, and many other publications. Find her on Twitter at @DeWeerdt_Sarah.

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