Ben Garrod is an evolutionary biologist, primatologist, broadcaster and writer.  He is currently Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

He has worked extensively in the field working on projects such as great ape conservation. He spent several years in western Uganda working on the development and management of a leading field site for chimpanzee conservation with the Jane Goodall Institute.  He has also worked in Southeast Asia for an orangutan conservation organisation, in  Madagascar studying marine life, and in the Caribbean studying introduced monkeys.

Ben’s latest series, Extinct is a collection of eight books explaining the mass extinctions on Earth taking a positive approach by looking at how extinction leads to creative evolution.