Menno Schilthuizen is a professor of evolution and biodiversity at Leiden University and a researcher at Naturalis Biodiversity Center. He is also an active science communicator, having written more than 200 articles about ecology and evolution for magazines and newspapers. He is a TED speaker and writes books. His latest Darwin Comes to Town was translated into 13 languages, including Russian. With his company Taxon Expeditions he takes laypeople on real scientific expeditions to discover new species, but in urban and in 'wild' nature.