Pedro Jordano is a Research Professor in the Department of Integrative Ecology at the Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC. His research centers on the study of biodiversity from both ecological and evolutionary standpoints, with a particular accent on how plant-animal interactions shape complex ecological systems. He divides his fieldwork time between the Spanish Mediterranean forest and the Atlantic forest of Brazil. A former coordinator of the Biodiversity, Ecology and Global Change program of the Spanish National Research Plan and chair of the ERC Starting Grants panel in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, he currently heads the Environmental Science and Technology Program of Spain’s National Research Agency (Ministry of Science and Innovation/Ministry of Universities). Among other honors, he holds the Mercer Award of the Ecological Society of America, and the Rey Jaime I Prize for Environmental Conservation.