Adrian Paterson is an associate professor in zoology at the Department of Pest-management and Conservation at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Adrian grew up reading about lost worlds amidst the landscapes and natural history of southern New Zealand. His primary research interests are in the fields of biogeography, evolutionary biology, animal behavior and species diversity. He has worked on many species from yellow-eyed penguins to red pandas, trapdoor spiders to trapping stoats.
Adrian maintains an ecology research blog: ecolincnz.lincolnecology.org.nz/
and can be found on Twitter: @darwinnernz