Mrill Ingram maps networks. As a geographer she has investigated networks of alternative farming in the U.S., microbes and food safety policy, invasive earthworms and ecological restoration, and agave plants in central highland Ecuador, among others. Her scholarship has focused on human-nonhuman relations, geographies of knowledge, science and environmental policy, ecological restoration, and alternative agriculture. She has published specifically on microbial biopolitics in food safety, alternative farmer networks in the US, and the making of US federal organic regulations.
Before joining this investigation of art-science networks, she edited the journal Ecological Restoration for the University of Wisconsin-Arboretum and was a researcher at the Environmental Resources Center at UW-Madison where she pursued issues related to agricultural sustainability. Crossing and opening the boundaries of science is a strong professional theme, and she has written about science as a journalist, and worked as an educator and editor with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, and with Bottle Biology project at UW-Madison.
She is currently working on the use of narrative analysis to map environmental networks. She gained her M.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.