Menno Schilthuizen

Menno Schilthuizen (born 1965, Vlaardingen) is a Dutch evolutionary biologist, ecologist, and permanent research scientist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden and a professor in character evolution and biodiversity at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He has published numerous articles about evolution and ecology and four popular science books. In particular, his studies have concerned land snails and beetles. His ''Nature's Nether Regions'', on the evolution of genitalia, was published by Penguin in May 2014. Translations have appeared in Dutch, German, Chinese, Greek, Japanese, French and Italian. His newest book, ''[ Darwin Comes to Town]'', is on "urban evolution" evolutionary adaptation in cities and has appeared in 2018 in English (with Quercus [UK] and Picador [USA]), and will also appear in German (dtv), Greek, and Dutch (AtlasContact). Besides his academic positions, Schilthuizen works as an independent science communicator via his own company, [ Studio Schilthuizen]. Recently, together with biospeleologist Iva Njunjić, he has begun the organisation [ Taxon Expeditions], which organises field courses for citizen scientists to Borneo and other places, and allows non-biologists to be involved in the discovery and naming of new species. Provided by Wikipedia
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