YA Eco Mysteries, Memoirs, Novels & Travel
Claire: How fortunate for me to have attended two of your thought-provoking presentations in one week! Thank you for taking the time to share your work with us, Maggie. As the author of an Eco mystery series, I am fascinated by the intricate research you do to solve the Antarctic’s ecological mysteries. It’s my sincere hope that your work will inspire the next generation to follow in your footsteps. What first sparked your interest in Antartica?
Dr. Margaret Amsler at Palmer Station (photo credit: C. Amsler)
With a declared major of marine biology I was assigned an academic advisor who studied both freshwater and marine crustaceans. Research on the latter was conducted in Antarctica. I had to meet with her once a term to review coursework progress. Each meeting she shared enthralling stories about the remarkable organisms of Antarctica and their various adaptations to the frigid south polar waters. My junior year I volunteered in her laboratory on campus and during my senior year was asked to be a participant in her field work in Antarctica after I graduated. Read More...