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 (Quercus | Picador, 2018) 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.