Dr Stephen Jackson in an internationally recognised mammalogist with over 25 year experience in the study of mammals in the field, in captivity and in museum collections. He is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.) and a Research Associate of the Australian Museum. He works with collaborators in museums and universities throughout Australia and overseas including the United States of America, China, France and the Netherlands. To date he has published 6 books and over 50 papers on various aspects of his research. Two of his books have been awarded the Whitley Medal from the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales for the best natural history book.