People / Alumni

Justin West

Justin’s background in botany and agroecology informs his research in perennial crop farming systems and woody biomass coppice. Most recently he has been researching tropical fodder bank systems in South America. Justin previously studied at The Colorado College (BA), and The University of Plymouth (MSc). He worked as a vegetation ecologist in various parts of the western US (2001-2005), and served as the applied ecologist of Schumacher College (2006-2008). Justin can often be found plant hunting on absurdly long hikes, washing down an elk steak with a glass of home brewed mead, or tending to his garden. For kicks he is also writing a field guide to the Pacific Crest Trail. “The Development of Digital Field Guides and Interactive Keys in the Pursuit of Improved Ecoliteracy” (MS 2014) Links