Doug Soltis is a distinguished professor and curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the University of Florida department of biology. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Doug uses modern genetic approaches to understand the Tree of Life, especially of plants, and has been a passionate advocate of the importance of the Tree for human health and quality of life. He co-led led the efforts to develop the art and science connections for this event.
Pam Soltis is a distinguished professor and curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Pam focuses on evolutionary patterns and processes that have generated the Tree of Life of plants. She is passionate about the importance of the Tree for human well-being and sharing the grandeur of the Tree with college students and the public. She co-led led the efforts to develop the art and science connections for this event.
Robert Guralnick is associate curator of biodiversity informatics at the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the UF department of biology. His integrative work focuses in part on how we communicate biodiversity and its change to the general public and the importance of the Tree and biodiversity to our well-being. He co-led the efforts to develop the art and science connections for this event.
James Rosindell is a research fellow and lecturer in the department of life sciences at Imperial College in London. James’ area of research interest, biodiversity theory, is focused on the area of intersection between maths, biology and computing. He has published research around models of ecology, evolution, conservation and data-visualization and has a strong interest in science outreach. James is CEO of the OneZoom organization and a major contributor to the underlying OneZoom codebase.
Yan Wong is an evolutionary biologist, CTO of OneZoom, and a major contributor to the underlying OneZoom codebase. He recent co-authored the Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution (2016) with Richard Dawkins, and has considerable science outreach experience, having presented on numerous television and radio science shows including BBC One’s ‘Bang Goes the Theory’. In parallel with his OneZoom work, Yan is currently helping to develop large-scale genomic analysis methods at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford.
Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko
Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko is an associate professor of educational technology and director of the NeurAL Lab in the School of Teaching and Learning. Pasha’s work focuses on understanding how a wide range of students with individual differences in attention and cognition learn with multimedia. He will lead the efforts to evaluate multimedia developed as part of the One Tree, One Planet events.