Rebecca Lawton

Rebecca Lawton is a fluvial geologist and author whose honors include a Fulbright Award, Waterston Desert Writing Prize, WILLA Award, Ellen Meloy Fund Award, and residencies at Hedgebrook, The Island Institute, and Playa. As Director of Research for a publicly funded watershed organization in northern California, she established and oversaw stream and erosion monitoring. She was an oarswoman on the Colorado in the Grand Canyon and on other rivers for many seasons. Photo by Paul Christopulos

Rebecca's Contributions

Starring Sea Monsters

Sci-fi flicks from the 1950s and ’60s responded to the threat of nuclear war with villains from the sea.

The 12 Days of Christmas … Island

For the holiday season we bring you a gift—the history of an extraordinary place.

Consistently Lovely: the Exceptional Field Notes of Martin H. Moynihan

From gulls to squids to monkeys, a Panama-based biologist melds art and science in his highly detailed field books.

Getting the Drift

Messages in bottles are not just good fun; they’re also good science.