As an ecology technician, Erin O’Connell leads projects at Tyson Research Center, Washington University’s sprawling, 2,000-acre environmental field station. As an artist and illustrator, she brings new perspectives to her observations of the natural world.
At Tyson, O’Connell works with a lab led by Jonathan Myers, associate professor of biology. Their research site is part of the Smithsonian’s ForestGEO network, the largest, systematically studied network of forest-ecology plots in the world.
Enjoy a selection of O'Connell's illustrations inspired by fall at Tyson and the natural processes she studies.