Menno Schilthuizen studies the animals and plants in cities and how they adapt to their new urban habitat.
Why you should listen
Menno Schilthuizen engages citizens in research projects and "taxon expeditions" to study plants and animal evolution in their own urban neighborhoods. Schilthuizen is a researcher at Naturalis Biodiversity Centre and a professor of evolution and biodiversity at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His books have been translated into twelve languages.