Erin Zimmerman is a plant biologist turned freelance science writer and botanical illustrator. She holds an MSc in fungal genomics and a PhD in plant molecular systematics, both from the Université de Montréal. She also completed a BSc in Plant Biology & Physics at the University of Guelph. She has illustrated a number of scientific research articles, including the description of a newly discovered plant species.

Erin’s interests lie in botany, evolution, scientific illustration, and the history of science. She is a contributor at Science Borealis and Canadian Science Publishing. She also writes her own blog exploring evolution and random topics in biology at Questionable Evolution.

Erin is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.

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