Brendan Borrell has tracked down the maple syrup thieves in Quebec, unearthed the truth behind an 840-pound emerald from Brazil, and retraced the journey of a French adventurer who went missing in Alaska. His work has been published in Outside, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Bloomberg Businessweek and the New York Times. In 2013, he was an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow and traveled to Uganda to investigate an herbal cure for malaria and the strange plague wrought by false tooth disease. His international reporting has also been funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative. Recently, he teamed up with ecologist Manuel Molles to write a college textbook, Environment: Science, Issues, Solutions, which was published by Macmillan in January 2016.