Ross Maynard is a researcher and photographer for The Biodiversity Group in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and serves as Director of their Biodiversity Research Program in Ecuador. Ross obtained a B.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University and an M.Sc. in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University. Ross has been working on various projects in Ecuador since 2007, with his research centering on the conservation, ecology, and diversity of amphibian and reptile assemblages. He also serves as a contributor to the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group.