Elena Johnson Interview with Rob Taylor

e_johnson_bA good interview with Elena Johnson regarding her book Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra, at Rob Taylor’s great site.  Well worth a read!


In 2008, Elena Johnson was invited to be the writer-in-residence at a remote ecology research station in the Yukon’s Ruby Range mountains. For several weeks she lived in the alpine tundra, working alongside a team of biologists whose research interests ranged from plants to marmots and ptarmigan. Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra is the result of that residency, evidence that “Each landscape leaves its mark– / a scratch at the heart”.