About the Authors

Stephen T. Garnett

stephen.garnett@cdu.edu.au

Affiliation Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

Les Christidis

Affiliation Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, Australia

Stijn Conix

Affiliation Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Mark J. Costello

Affiliations School of Environment, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University, Bodø, Norway

Frank E. Zachos

Affiliations Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Department of Genetics, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Olaf S. Bánki

Affiliation Species 2000, Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands

Yiming Bao

Affiliation National Genomics Data Center, Beijing Institute of Genomics (China National Center for Bioinformation), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Saroj K. Barik

Affiliation CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, India

John S. Buckeridge

Affiliations Earth & Oceanic Systems Group, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, Museums Victoria, Carlton, Australia

Donald Hobern

Affiliation Species 2000, Canberra, Australia

Aaron Lien

Affiliations School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, Arizona, United States of America, Arizona Institutes for Resilience, University of Arizona, Arizona, United States of America

Narelle Montgomery

Affiliations Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Canberra, Australia, Sessional Committee, Scientific Council, Convention on Migratory Species, Bonn, Germany

Svetlana Nikolaeva

Affiliations Department of Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia

Richard L. Pyle

Affiliation B. P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America

Scott A. Thomson

Affiliation Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, Florida, United States of America

Peter Paul van Dijk

Affiliation Global Wildlife Conservation, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Anthony Whalen

Affiliation Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Canberra, Australia

Zhi-Qiang Zhang

Affiliation Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research and School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Kevin R. Thiele

Affiliation Taxonomy Australia, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist