Scientists & Scholars

Dylan Winter

Dylan WinterDylan Winter has been a wildlife and environment reporter at the BBC for three decades working in both radio and television.  He is also a cameraman and audio specialist with a keen interest in the way the natural world works.  During the past four years, he has conducted extensive field research and photography of European starlings.

Thomas C. Emmel

Thomas EmmelThomas Emmel is a professor of zoology and entomology at the University of Florida and the Director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  He received his doctorate in population biology from Stanford University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas.  Emmel is the author of nearly 400 publications.  He has studied and photographed hummingbirds throughout North, Central, and South America.

Ann Gauger

Ann GaugerAnn Gauger is a senior research scientist at Biologic Institute in Redmond, Washington.  Her work uses molecular genetics and genomic engineering to study the origin, organization and operation of metabolic pathways.  Gauger received a degree in biology from MIT and a PhD in developmental biology from the University of Washington.  She was also a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University.  Her research has been published in Nature, Development and the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Paul Nelson

Paul NelsonPaul Nelson is a philosopher of biology specializing in evolutionary developmental biology.  He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1998 and is presently an Adjunct Professor in the M.A. Program in Science & Religion at Biola University.  He has published articles in several journals including Biology & Philosophy and Zygon.  Paul has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with avian flight.

Timothy Standish

Timothy StandishTimothy Standish is a researcher at the Geoscience Research Institute in Loma Linda, California where his work focuses on molecular biology.  Standish earned his Ph.D. in environmental biology and public policy from George Mason University. He has taught ornithology in colleges and universities throughout the world.

Carsten Egevang

Carsten EgevangCarsten Egevang earned his Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen and works as a researcher for the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. His groundbreaking study of the migration and breeding biology of Arctic terns resulted in the first detailed mapping of the birds’ route from pole to pole. Egevang’s findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.