Carolyn Mallory - Naturalist

Carolyn Mallory


Carolyn’s interest in Arctic plants sparked her co-authored book, Common Plants of Nunavut. She delights in sharing and learning about all things Arctic.

Carolyn is a field botanist, the co-author of Common Plants of Nunavut, and author of Common Insects of Nunavut. Her latest publication, Painted Skies, is a picture book about a child’s first experience with northern lights. She is hard at work on more picture books for children, as well as a novel. Carolyn is also a watercolour artist and loves to depict the North in her work.


Carolyn can always be recognized on activities off of the ship, looking down at the amazing Arctic plant world only a few centimetres above the permafrost.

Carolyn and her husband Mark raised their three children in Iqaluit before moving to Canada’s east coast in 2011.