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I’m an associate professor at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in Yunnan, China, interested in animal communication, community ecology, plant-animal interactions and conservation. Most of my work has been conducted on vocal communication in birds, with a large percentage of that in Sri Lanka. However, I've also studied chemical communication in bees, and I've worked in other countries, including the U.S., India, Papua New Guinea and now China. I’m especially interested in teaching, and education projects that disseminate knowledge about animals and their conservation, and promote exchange between scientists in different countries.