Concern for nature and the environment has found an adequate medium of expression in different forms of life writing. From the nineteenth-century on, the emergence of ecology represented a scientific correlative to the goals of nature writers. In the common efforts to preserve the environment, scientists and writers have turned to life narratives in which they apply the methods of these different disciplines and create a powerful form of ecocriticism. The American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, the Harvard myrmecologist E.O. Wilson, the Japanese Canadian zoologist David Suzuki, and the ecofeminist Terry Tempest Williams exemplify the cross-disciplinary and transnational transformation of the genre of life writing.