Aubrie James’s professional training is in Ecology. She holds a BS in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University. Her ongoing scientific research asks how ecological theory (scientific models of how the world works) does or does not map to natural systems. This research has led her to the edge of traditional scientific inquiry to wonder: when and how can scientific practice be infected by a pluralistic understanding of the natural world? What models need to be broken to do so? Suspecting that the answers to these questions can be fruitfully explored in an interdisciplinary mode, she is developing an artistic practice aimed at troubling modern Western-scientific constructions of nature by speculating about how to glimpse the world, and its ecologies, differently.