Adelheid Fischer is assistant director of the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University. She is also a writer who focuses on natural history, ecology, and environmental history. Her work has appeared in Utne Reader, Orion, Conservation, Places, Arizona Highways, and elsewhere. She is the coauthor of Valley of Grass: Tallgrass Prairie and Parkland of the Red River Region, winner of a Minnesota Book Award for Nature Writing. With Minnesota ecologist Chel Anderson, she coauthored North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast. In 2014, she received the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award.