Martin Warren has studied the ecology and conservation of butterflies for more than 45 years, including research on threatened species, land-use management and climate change. He trained at Imperial College and University College London, and undertook a PhD on butterfly ecology at the University of Cambridge. He was butterfly specialist for the Nature Conservancy Council before joining Butterfly Conservation as their first Conservation Officer in 1993. He has recently retired as the Chief Executive of Butterfly Conservation, and currently holds a part-time position as Head of Development with Butterfly Conservation Europe. Martin has published more than 300 scientific papers during his career, as well as hundreds of reports, and is co-author of several books. In 2007 he won the Marsh Award for Insect Conservation from the Royal Entomological Society, and has appeared in the top 10 list of British conservationists in BBC Wildlife magazine. He was awarded an OBE for services to the environment in 2017.
What comes across loud and clear, however, is the author's love for the Lepidoptera to which he has dedicated his working life, and the potential for each of us to make a difference... Suffice to say, this book is highly recommended. -- Peter Eeles * Dispar, The Online Journal of Lepidoptera * An absolute beauty... a book for everyone. * Chris Packham * The book we butterfly lovers have all been waiting for - filling a gap between our atlases and field guides. Martin Warren delves into the extraordinary lives of Lepidopteras like no other... I've no doubt that generations of lepidopterists to come will be grateful. * BBC Wildlife Magazine *