Anne Biklé is a biologist with professional experience in watershed restoration, environmental planning, and public health. She finds the natural world endlessly fascinating and writes about connections between people and their environment. She has a bad case of plant lust and, when not writing, she’s in the garden coaxing greenery into rambunctious growth or nursing plants back from the edge of death using mulches and microbes. She and her husband, geologist David Montgomery, collaborated to write The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health. Her work has appeared in magazines and newspapers, and on radio and podcasts, while her soil-building practices have been featured in independent and documentary films. She attended the University of California, Santa Cruz earning Bachelors’ degrees in biology and natural history. She holds a Master's Degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.