Simon D. Pollard

A frequent contributor to Natural History over the past twenty years, Simon D. Pollard is adjunct professor of science communication in the College of Science at the University of Canterbury. He has written and illustrated with photographs a number of children’s books in New Zealand and the United States and has twice won the LIANZA Elsie Locke Medal (previously known as the Young Person’s Non-Fiction Award) with I Am a Spider (Raupo, 2001) and Dear Alison (Penguin, 2009). Pollard has also been an advisor, scriptwriter, and presenter on a number of natural history documentaries, including the BBC’s Planet Earth.

Recent Stories

One of the most damaged areas on the planet has been repaired, in part, by a lowly bush.

Satellite monitoring and networks of instruments on the ground can detect, but not predict, volcanic eruptions.

Doing something about the weather is no longer just talk.

Neuroscientists are beginning to understand the connections.