Leslie A. Ryan

Landscape architect Leslie A. Ryan visited the Andrews Forest as a Scholar-in-Residence November 5-9, 2012, and returned on a longer-term basis as a PhD student in the Forest Ecosystems and Society program at Oregon State University where she works with Andrews Forest LTER Principal Investigator Michael Nelson to research interactions among artists, humanists, and scientists.  Leslie has an extensive background in environmental design; research and scholarship in design, environmental history, the arts; and teaching landscape architecture and architecture, including at the University of Oregon. Leslie Ryan came to the Forest to work on her book project about the ecological artists Helen and Newton Harrisons, and to begin a chapter on the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. She shares her experience with a short narrative reflection and a collection of photographs with brief accompanying text. This work is also represented in a box 8 X 6 X 4 cm with 36 7x3 cm photos with text on back.