Darryl Jones is an ecologist, researcher, speaker, academic, and writer based in Brisbane but currently living in Malaysia. He was one of the first Australian scientists to study the biodiversity within cities, the field now known as urban ecology. His most recent book, Curlews On Vulture Street explores his career working with the wildlife that lives in cities. As well as publishing almost 200 scientific articles, he has written an equal number of popular science pieces as well as 7 books.
Coen is an early career environmental scientist interested in Indigenous sciences, ecological physiology, and conservation. Coen is a trawlwoolway pakana through the Briggs, Hearps family. Coen is interested in environmental rights-based discourse and respect for Indigenous sovereignty and knowledges in the sciences, especially surrounding the colonial ways that scientists engage with the environment on stolen lands.
Margaret Cook is the author of A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods (UQP 2019) which was shortlisted for two awards. She holds a PhD in history from the University of Queensland and is a Research Fellow at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University.
Amanda Niehaus is a scientist, writer, and co-founder of the magazine Science Write Now, which publishes creative writing inspired by science. Her acclaimed first novel, The Breeding Season (A&U, 2019) is based on the unusual reproductive lives of northern quolls.