Alison Pouliot is a PhD scholar at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. Alison’s work has bridges the disciplines of history, science, photography and environmental writing in documenting biodiversity and environmental change.

Following a decade in freshwater research science, she worked for the last 15 years as an environmental photographer. Alison has a broad interest in environmental history and her PhD research addresses the great disconnect between the diversity and ecological importance of fungi and the amount of attention to their conservation and management. The project explores both Australian and European perceptions of fungi in environmental history.

In 2013 she co-edited a special issue on fungi in the Philosophy Activism Nature journal.