Ernesto Testé is a PhD student at National Botanic Garden (University of Havana), and Institute of Ecology, Systematic and Evolution (University Paris-Saclay). He is interested in the ecology, conservation and recovery of endemic trees, and is secretary of the Cuban Plant Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC).
Luis Roberto González-Torres is Professor at Douglas College, Canada. He is interested in the ecology and conservation of plants in extreme habitats, and is chair of the Cuban Plant Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, and of Planta! – Plantlife Conservation Society.