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Art/Science Resources

Selected Publications:


Harrower, JT. and G.S. Gilbert. 2021. Parasitism to Mutualisms Continuum for Joshua Trees Inoculated with Different Communities of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi from a Desert Elevation Gradient. PLOS ONE.

Harrower J.T. et al. 2021. Exploring Multispecies Entanglements and Making Kin with Algae. Leonardo.

Harrower, J.T. 2019 . Species Interactions and Climate Change in the Loss of Joshua trees, and the Role of Eco-Arts in Understanding Multispecies Connections (Doctoral dissertation, UC Santa Cruz).

Harrower, J. 2019. Merging Art, Science, and Motherhood to Save Joshua Trees. Leonardo: doi: 10.1162/leon_a_01791

Harrower, J. and G. S. Gilbert. 2018. Context-dependent mutualisms in the Joshua tree–yucca moth system shift along a climate gradient. Ecosphere 9(9): e02439. 10.1002/ecs2.2439.

Harrower, J., 2018. Bringing Together Art and Science to Save Joshua Tree. Artists and Climate Change.

Harrower, J., Parker, J., Merson, M., 2018. (cover feature) Species Loss: Exploring Opportunities with Art-Science. Journal of Integrative and Comparative Biology: https://doi.10.1093/icb/icy016

Harrower, J. and H. Cohen. April 2018. Bees of CA: Art, Science and Poetry. SymbioArtlab.

Gilbert, G., [et al., including Harrower, J.,], 2016. Use of acoustic tomography to detect and quantify wood decay in living trees. Applications in Plant Sciences:

Short, A., Harrower, J., et al., 2016. The Quasi-Legal Challenge: Assessing and Governing the Environmental Impacts of Cannabis Cultivation in the North Coastal Basin of California. Journal of Land Use Policy:

Harrower, J, 2014. "Big Horned," The STEAM Journal: Vol. 1: Iss. 2, Article 9. doi:10.5642/steam.20140102.9

Harrower, J. 2007. Without a Net: Teachers Need Support. Edutopia Magazine.

Art/environment artists:

Futurefarmers -

Kathleen Deck

Nalini Nadkarni


Neri Oxman

Jenny Kendler

Cedra Wood

Victoria Vesna

Ruth Asawa

Gail Wight


Joshua Tree curriculum unit for


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Educational stop motion animations:
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