Karl Malcolm, PH.D.
Karl Malcolm is a native of rural Michigan. Throughout high school and college he funded his adventures working as first mate on a salmon boat, and as a fly fishing, canoeing, and hunting outfitter and guide. Karl studied the role of nature reserves in harboring China’s unique biodiversity for his PhD in wildlife ecology, through an appointment shared between the University of Wisconsin and the Smithsonian Institution. These experiences sparked a deep appreciation for America’s public lands, leading Karl to work as an ecologist in the Southwest when he graduated. Karl’s writing and photography have appeared in outlets including Natural History Magazine, Backcountry Journal, The Pope and Young Ethic, Ruffed Grouse Society Magazine, Trout Magazine, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Bugle.