Adelheid Fischer is manager of InnovationSpace, a sustainable product-development program at Arizona State University. She leads the program's biomimicry initiative, which introduces students to the use of biology as a means of sustainable innovation in design, business and engineering.
Fischer is also a writer whose work focuses on natural history and environmental issues. She is coauthor of Valley of Grass: Tallgrass Prairie and Parkland of the Red River Region, winner of the 1999 Minnesota Book Award for nature writing. With Minnesota ecologist Chel Anderson, she has coauthored North Shore: An Ecology of Place, forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. She currently is working on a new book that explores the ecology of grief and loss in the sky islands of southeastern Arizona. Fischer makes her home at the foot of South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, where she shares her yard, and sometimes her house, with nighthawks, southern house spiders, scorpions, coyotes, cactus wrens and the occasional javelina.
adelheid.fischer [at] asu.edu
Posts by Adelheid Fischer
PLACES: What Falls to Hand (01.08.13)
PLACES: Shaking Hands with a Sloth (04.02.12)
PLACES: Starry Night (06.20.11)
PLACES: A Home Before the End of the World (06.09.11)