Dr. Miles Silman is the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Presidential Chair in Conservation Biology at Wake Forest University where he is also the Founding Director of the Andrew Sabin Family Center for Environment and Sustainability and Board President of the Centro de Innovación Científica Amazónica (CINCIA—the Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation). He has spent the last 33 years working in the wilds of the Amazon Basin and Andes to understand the diversity of the natural world, how it works and came to be, and how to conserve it. His current work looks at the relationship between humans and the natural world, conserving large areas of managed and wild land and ocean so humans and nature can thrive.