Lourdes Martinez-Estevez & Gerardo Ceballos

Lourdes Martinez-Estevez is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is interested in wildlife conservation and has worked in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.

Gerardo Ceballos is an ecologist and conservationist widely recognized due to his work on global patterns of biodiversity distribution and extinction risk in vertebrates. He has made an enormous contribution to conservation in Mexico by promoting the establishment of national protected areas and the first Mexican endangered species act. His scientific research on biological annihilation and the sixth mass extinction are widely publicized.