Environmental Studies at UVM

Joshua Brown

Lecturer, Senior Writer for Science and Environment, UVM

Environmental Program

86 South Williams Street

  • 802.656.3039

Areas of Interest: 

Environmental journalism and science writing


Joshua Brown is a science writer, environmental journalist, and photographer whose work has been published in the Boston Globe, US News & World Report, Wild Earth, Conservation, Middlebury Magazine, Land & People, Medill Magazine, Northern Woodlands, Science Daily, the Burlington Free Press, and many other publications.

For five years, Josh worked as senior editor and staff writer for Wild Earth, a national conservation journal. Since 2006, he has been a staff writer at the University of Vermont covering all the natural and physical sciences, astronomy to zoology. He's particularly interested in carnivores, climate change, the natural history of birds and trees, organic agriculture, and extreme endurance sports. His reporting work has taken him from bat caves in Vermont to the ice sheet of Greenland.


  • M.T. History, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1992
  • B.A. Mass Culture and Media, Brown University, 1990

Professional Affiliations: 

  • National Association of Science Writers

Ask Josh about his ski trip to Greenland, summer 2013. Or read about it here in Vermont Quarterly. Or check it out in this video he co-created that appeared on the front page of  the Wall Street Journal's website.