Alun Anderson

Former <i>New Scientist</i> Editor-in-Chief and author of "After the Ice: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic"(HarperCollins, on sale now)

Alun Anderson began his career as a research biologist and was variously editor, editor-in-chief and publishing director of New Scientist magazine from 1992 to 2005, during which time he successfully launched the magazine in the United States. Previously he was the Washington, DC bureau chief for the science journal Nature. Anderson lives in London but spends considerable time in the United States, where he is on the board of Xconomy in Boston.