Benjamin Tapley, Andrew Cunningham, Samuel Turvey & Shu Chen

Benjamin Tapley is Curator of Herpetology at the Zoological Society of London and PhD candidate at the University of Kent. His primary interests include EDGE species, the conservation breeding and captive management of amphibians and reptiles, conservation prioritization and caecilian amphibians. Ben is currently working on Chinese giant salamanders, mountain chicken frogs from the Caribbean and megophryid frogs in Vietnam.

Andrew Cunningham is Deputy Head of the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, where he is professor of wildlife epidemiology. He has led international, multidisciplinary wildlife disease research projects, including those that led to the discoveries of epidemic ranaviral amphibian disease in Europe and of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis as a cause of global amphibian declines.

Samuel Turvey is a Professor at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. His research encompasses both past and present human impacts on biodiversity, and he is involved with science-based conservation management of some of the world's most highly threatened species, with a primary geographical focus on China.

Shu Chen is the Zoological Society of London’s project coordinator for China. She has previously undertaken interdisciplinary research focusing on Asian elephant conservation in Yunnan, China, and she coordinated the large-scale Darwin Initiative funded Chinese giant salamander project.