Rene Ebersole writes and edits articles and books relating to science, the environment, and health. In her journalistic pursuits she has waded in swamps inhabited by alligators, witnessed a 200-pound bear getting a root canal, and donned scuba gear to wrestle with octopuses. As staff Features Editor at Audubon magazine, she oversees articles on a wide range of topics, from serious environmental issues and wildlife conservation to gardening, food, and travel. Her book, “Gorilla Mountain,” a children’s biography of gorilla biologist Amy Vedder was co-published by Joseph Henry Press and Scholastic. She has worked as an adjunct professor at NYU’s Masters program in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, of which she is a graduate, and guest lectures at other universities.