Born: 1954

Hometown: Denver, CO

Education: Ph.D. in Biology

Occupation: Entomologist, evolutionary biologist

Expeditions: Australia, Borneo, Southeast Asia, Africa

Favorite Place: In the mountains

Best Discoveries: The evolution of symbioses between ants and other organisms

Favorite Items In The Field: Field bag, net, insect dissection kit, vials of ethanol

Personal Heroes: Alfred Russel Wallace and Maria Sibylla Merian

Hobbies: Cooking, writing, drawing, photography

Book: The Biology of Australian Butterflies


Advice: Science is 99% drudgery and 1% discovery, so plan accordingly. Still, always follow your passions, and try not to forget to have your children.