Dave Goulson is the author of Bumblebees: Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, A Buzz in the Meadow, Bee Quest and Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale, a popular science book about bumblebees. He is a conservationist, and professor of Biology at the University of Sussex. He specialises in bumblebees and has published more than 270 scientific articles on their ecology and conservation. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (2006), a charity which has grown to 10,000 members. He was also the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Social Innovator (2010), was given the Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology (2013), and the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award (2014).