Additional journal articles and conference papers written by Dr. Lee Ann Woolery can be found on the Research Gate website:

Talaterra Podcast. EP 71: November 20, 2020 

Dr. Lee Ann Woolery - Field Biology with Citizen Artist

Dr. Lee Ann Woolery created Art-Based Perceptual Ecology, an interdisciplinary approach to field biology. Dr. Woolery is a researcher, naturalist, educator, and artist. She is also the founder of EcoArt Expeditions and the Citizen Artist project. In this episode, Dr. Woolery and I discuss her interdisciplinary approach to ecological field research and more on the Citizen Artist project that will launch in the new year. Learn more about her research and her plans to teach this approach to others through Citizen Artist

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Breaking Green Ceilings Podcast. EP 36: October 27, 2020 

Dr. Lee Ann Woolery.

Understanding and Connecting to Nature Through Art
Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, an interdisciplinary educator, researcher, scholar, and a practicing artist of over 30 years, pioneered Art-Based Perceptual Ecology, an art-based field research method to study ecological change. Woolery holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from 
Antioch University New England and a master’s degree from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Her field study in desert ecology was conducted in the Sonoran Desert and findings can be seen in her dissertation: Art-Based Perceptual Ecology as a way of knowing the language of place. Dr. Woolery is currently the CEO and Research Director for EcoArt Expeditions and Citizen Artist, where she leads field research employing art-based research methods in concert with traditional scientific methods to study ecological systems with a focus on biodiversity inventories in an effort to sustain and conserve natural places.


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AGU - The Plainspoken Scientist Blog.  September 25, 2020

Drawn to Geoscience: Crowdsourced science at the intersection of art and science

Dr. Lee Ann Woolery - Today, I am an interdisciplinary researcher, environmentalist, artist, and educator that employs art-based research methods in tandem with Western science methods to study environmental issues in the field. But life didn’t start out that way.

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Arizona Daily Star - written by: Johanna Willett. March 14, 2019

Get out of your head and into nature with a workshop that fuses science and art

Imagine sitting on the banks of the Santa Cruz River, listening to the water stream by and the wind dance through the cottonwood and mesquite trees overhead.  Then imagine turning your observations, your sensory experience  into art.
That's what Lee Ann Woolery, expedition leader of EcoArt Expeditions, wants to help you do. 

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Artizein - Arts & Teaching Journal - Special Edition - Arts, Ecology & Education

Art-Based Perceptual Ecology: An alternative monitoring method in the assessment of rainfall and vegetation in a cienaga community

By  Lee Ann Woolery, Ph.D.

As an artist, educator, researcher, and scholar, with a focus on divergent ways of knowing, I use art-making as a way to connect with the natural world. In the following article, I explore the making of an image with my hands when practicing Art-Based Perceptual Ecology (ABPE) as a way of extending my understanding and ecological knowing of the natural world, or what will also be referred to as the landscape. ABPE methodologies may offer the means by which humans reconnect to a pre-discursive (mimetic) language, a sentient language our ancestors used to communicate with the animate world. In addition to art educators, this article may be of interest to ecologists and others studying environmental global change. Developing an art-based longitudinal study alongside traditional Western science methods, to record historical changes in vegetation in a riparian community, could provide outstanding results and contribute to the further understanding of biospheric changes at similar stream communities around the world.

Download this article as a PDF here.