The world is deeply nuanced and ever-changing, so how do we best communicate that complexity?
That is the main question underlying Cay Leytham-Powell’s work as a science writer, editor and designer. Winner of the Society of Environmental Journalist’s “Emerging Environmental Journalist” award, Cay specializes in topics related to risk and uncertainty such as climate change and human-wildlife interactions. They were previously the managing editor for the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine and has had their work featured in the Atlantic, Nature, Aeon, Discover, Scientific American, the Denver Post and SAPIENS.
In addition to science communication, Cay is also a fiction writer that specializes in upmarket and commercial genre fiction (fantasy, horror, thriller).
Diversity begets diversity in the alpine
As plant communities become more diverse and complex in the high alpine, so to do soil microorganisms, according to a new CU Boulder study.Read more
To confront wildfire risk, experts get social
The WiRē team—a group of wildfire practitioners and researchers, including some from the University of Colorado Boulder—is working across Colorado to better understand the human role in local wildfire mitigation.Read more
Smoke from distant fires darken the public health picture
Questions remain about the respiratory risk posed to a fifth of the United States population by increasing wildfires—but a CU Boulder researcher is trying to clear the air.Read more