Ariane Tanner is an independent researcher and writer. She studied history and philosophy at the University of Zurich; for her PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich she specialized in the history of science. Currently she works as a lecturer and is preparing a
book about the history of plankton research and the concept of biomass.
In (online) journals she publishes media critiques and writes about ecological issues. She is involved in performance art.