ABOUT

 
 

Ellen with orchid (Brassia sp.) at Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica (2011)

ABOUT ELLEN WOODS

 
Ellen Woods is a biologist and photographer based in Middletown, Connecticut. Currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Wesleyan University with Dr. Sonia Sultan, Ellen researches the evolution of an invasive plant post-introduction. She previously received her M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut (2015) and her B.S. in Plant Sciences from Cornell University (2010). During her time at Cornell, Ellen worked with Dr. Anurag Agrawal and consequently developed an “inordinate fondness” for monarchs and milkweed. Ellen’s background in biology largely informs her photographic work, which is distinguished by portrait-style imagery of plants and insects.
 
 

AWARDS

 
Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, Image of Distinction, 2018
 
Big Picture: Natural World Photography Competition, Art in Nature Finalist, 2018
 
North American Nature Photography Association, Summit College Scholarship, 2010
 
 

CREDITED WORK

 

Books:  Monarch and Milkweed: a Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution  •  Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly

 
Scientific Journals:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science  •  Science  •  Oecologia  •  Functional Ecology  •  Oikos  •  Journal of Ecology  •  Rhodora
 
News Media:  NPR    PBS  •  AP  •  The Washington Post  •  NY Daily News  •  Phys.org  •  Science Daily  •  Living on Earth  •  Cornell Chronicle
 
Databases:  Organization for Tropical Studies’s Digital Flora Las Cruces  •  Cornell University Paleobotanical Collection  •  Kew/Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
 
 

CONTACT

 

endlessformsphoto[at]gmail[dot]com

 
 

      

 
 
“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” -Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species