As a conservation scientist, Tatsuya is working on understanding changes in global biodiversity and providing scientific evidence for its conservation. Through his work and his background as a conservation scientist originally from Japan, he has become increasingly interested in, and is committed to, unveiling the importance and consequences of language barriers in conservation and more broadly in science. Tatsuya is currently an ARC Future Fellow based at the School of Biological Sciences/Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Queensland, Australia.
Henry is a Senior Research Technician assessing the commitment of journals in organismal biology to overcoming language barriers in academic publishing. He is finishing his PhD on the study of gametic interactions, where he is exploring the forces that drive the evolution of pollen-pistil interactions in plants and its consequences for speciation. He combines quantitative genetics and population genomics to understand how pollen competes for fertilising an ovule as well as the various mechanisms of cryptic female choice.
Violeta is a Senior Research Technician for the project helping to maximise collaboration and managing data. She has a multicultural and multidisciplinary background ranging from environmental management, conservation, and urban planning. Through her work, she had become interested in the way humans benefit from and impact natural environments and biodiversity in different landscapes. Violeta is currently a Senior Research Technician and PhD student based at the School of Biological Sciences/Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Queensland, Australia.
Pablo was a Senior Research Technician for the project helping to understand the impact of language differences in conservation outcomes for vertebrate species. He recently finished his PhD in ecology and biodiversity conservation, particularly understanding how different biological and anthropic factors affect biodiversity patterns and conservation outcomes in the South American tropics. He has also worked in different ecology and conservation projects, including assisted nesting of Arrau and yellow-spotted river turtles, camera trapping and vegetation plots in the Yasuní national park in Ecuador and big cat conservation and ecology with Panthera in Colombia.