Dr. Karen L. McKee is a retired scientist who has conducted research on coastal wetlands around the world for over forty years, studying the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and hurricanes, among other topics. Although her work is published in over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, it reaches only a handful of specialists. To share her work more broadly, she began making videos about her research and that of some colleagues about ten years ago. She eventually began sharing her video-making techniques with other scientists and students. She authored the book, The Scientist Videographer, to further promote better science communication by teaching scientists, science educators, and students how to use video to tell their science stories.
Dr. McKee is currently a Scientist Emeritus with a U.S. Federal science agency and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University. In addition, she is co-founder and trustee of a non-profit organization, which provides travel grants to students in wetland science to attend conferences and conduct field studies.