David Knowles

David Knowles was born in Brisbane Australia where he had the opportunity to fossick around for insects and reptiles in the lush rain-forest gully behind his grandparent’s home in Brisbane. From these early childhood experiences he developed a passion for insects, insect-plant relationships, scorpions and spiders, as well as for reptiles. He has traveled widely throughout Australia and South-east Asia photographing wildlife for his extensive photographic collection. David’s photography and writing have been widely published.

Fleur Knowles

Fleur Meston grew up on a farm with her siblings at Bolgart Western Australia. The farm was sold in 2008. Fleur has vivid memories of this land she loved and knew so well. She lived out her high school dreams by travelling and working in many other countries during the 1980s. Fleur met David in 1991 over dinner at the home of mutual friends. Fleur has worked for many years with children & families.

Why Care For Invertebrates? 

Invertebrates are central to the functioning of ecosystems, yet they are underappreciated and understudied. Recent work has shown that they are suffering from rapid decline. Here we call for a greater focus on invertebrates and make recommendations for future investigation.

Invertebrates rule the world as we know it in terms of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems .......

Nico EisenhauerAletta Bonn &​ Carlos A. Guerra 

Nature Communications volume 10, Article number: 50 (2019)

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