Dan Flores, Ph.D.

Dan Flores is an environmental writer who from 1992 – 2014 held the A. B. Hammond Chair in the History of the American West at the University of Montana. A native of Louisiana who currently lives outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, he has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and a variety of magazines. Along with appearances on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown on CNN and on The Joe Rogan Experience podcasts, he was a consultant for and is featured in Ken Burns’s 2023 documentary film, The American Buffalo. Flores has written 11 books, the most recent of which are American Serengeti, winner of the Stubbendieck Distinguished Book Prize in 2017; Coyote America, a 2017 New York Times Bestseller, winner of the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, and a Finalist for PEN America’s E. O. Wilson Prize in Literary Science Writing; and Wild New World, one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction Books of 2022, a Finalist for the 2023 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, and winner of the 2023 Rachel Carson Environment Book Prize.