Dr. Kingsland’s research examines a range of topics related to the history of modern life sciences, with an emphasis on the history of ecological science, including the history of modern biology, science in America, environmental sciences and urban ecology. Her current research focus is the history of U.S. and international ecology and environmental problems in the immediate post-war period.
She is particularly interested in physiological ecology and the relationship between ecology and agriculture; the design of new laboratories for environmental sciences; analysis of emerging environmental problems, such as photochemical smog; and the relationship of environmental to molecular sciences.
Pickett et al., eds. "Urban ecological science in America: The long march to cross-disciplinary research," Steward T. A. Science for the Sustainable City: Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)
Phillips D, Kingsland S, eds. New Perspectives on the History of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Archimedes 40 (Edited). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015.
Phillips D, Kingsland S. "Introduction," New Perspectives on the History of Life Sciences and Agriculture, pp. 1-8. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015.
R. Rozzi et al., eds. "Ecological science and practice: dialogues across cultures and disciplines," Earth Stewardship, Ecology and Ethics 2, pp. 17-26. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015.
Skelly DK, Post DM, Smith MD, eds. "The beauty of the world: Evelyn Hutchinson's vision of science," The Art of Ecology: Writings of G. Evelyn Hutchinson, pp. 1-9, Yale University Press, 2010.
Billick I, Price M, eds. "The role of place in the history of ecology," The Ecology of Place: Contributions of Place-based Research to Ecological and Evolutionary Understanding, pp. 15-39, University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Kingsland SE. "Frits Went's atomic age greenhouse: the changing labscape on the lab-field border." J Hist Biol. 2009 Summer;42(2):289-324.
Kingsland SE. "Maintaining continuity through a scientific revolution: a rereading of E. B. Wilson and T. H. Morgan on sex determination and Mendelism." Isis. 2007 Sep;98(3):468-88.