Tamra C. Mendelson University of Maryland, Baltimore (USA).
Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA). Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of evolutionary change in communication systems. She tries to understand why male colour patterns have diversified so extensively in darters, and the consequences of that divergence.
Michael J. Ryan University of Texas, Austin (USA).
Professor at the Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin (USA). Most of his work has addressed sexual selection and communication in frogs and fish. He is especially interested in integrating an understanding of the mechanisms of communication involved in mate attraction with the evolutionary consequences of sexual selection. In 2018, he published A taste for the beautiful: The evolution of attraction (Princeton University Press).