deborah landau

  • The Scientist Using Fire to Save Orchids From Extinction

    The Scientist Using Fire to Save Orchids From Extinction

    On a hot, humid Maryland afternoon in August 2017, Deborah Landau nervously scanned a clearing for signs of life. Clad in tick-proof clothing from head to toe — uncomfortable in this weather but necessary as Landau had twice before contracted Lyme disease — she had been waiting almost a year for this moment.