Erin Wayman became Science News’ production editor in 2013 after a year of reporting on earth and environmental sciences for the magazine. A former primatologist-in-training, Erin decided to leave monkey-watching behind after a close run-in with angry peccaries in Ecuador. Once she completed her master’s degree in biological anthropology at the University of California, Davis, she switched careers and earned a master’s in science writing at Johns Hopkins University. Erin was previously an associate editor at EARTH and an assistant editor at Smithsonian magazine, where she blogged about human evolution. Her work has also appeared in New Scientist, Slate, ScienceNOW and Current Anthropology.
Erin Wayman's Articles
- NewsFuture conditions less likely to steer hurricanes directly into the East Coast, analysis suggests.
- News in BriefNewly discovered chasm helps explain island's lack of subglacial lakes.
- NewsAverage air temperatures' rise has paused, but not stopped, because of normal variation in ocean temperatures.
- NewsTwo new theories try to explain how the crescent-shaped sand mountains persist.
- News in BriefSimulation shows possibly contaminated areas and predicts populations at risk.
- Becoming Human
- News in BriefErosion came thanks to cooling and more rain, not tectonic activity.
- Reviews & Previews
The threat of rising seas is not new. Since the last Ice Age began windingdown 15,000 years ago, the ocean has ascended 120 meters in a series of pulses. But when the world was thinly populated, small bands of hunter-gatherers could pick up and go when the sea surged. Now that hundreds of millions of people are settled in crowded coastal cities, the rising seas predicted for a warming world are more dangerous than ever, argues Fagan, an archaeologist.
- NewsA pair of genetic studies has pushed back age of men's most recent common ancestor.
- NewsAtmospheric change and rise of predators caused burst in complexity of life.