John Lemons

John Lemons is a professor of biological and environmental science and a fellow of the AAAS with interests in science, conservation and public policy.

Written by John Lemons

Tourists await sunset on Glacier Point. Yosemite National Park. Photo by Michael Melford/National Geographic

Essay/
Architecture
Splendid no more

America’s national parks are overrun with cars and visitors – what happened to the spirit of wilderness preservation?

John Lemons

Sunrise over the Merced River after a winter snowstorm, Yosemite National Park, California. Photo by Flickr/Getty Images

Essay/
Nature and landscape
Yosemite reverie

‘At times it returns, in the motionless calm of the day, that memory of living immersed, absorbed, in the stunned light’

John Lemons