Geng Yuying | Botanist and Author
Sichuan native Geng Yuying has been a botanist for over 30 years at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and is the author of The Genus Rhododendron of China.
David Chamberlain | Botanist
Formerly a researcher at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, David Chamberlain is co-author of the IUCN's Red List of Rhododendrons.
Fang Zhendong | Conservation Biologist
Fang Zhendong is the director of the Shangri-la Alpine Botanic Garden, located in Shangri-la, Yunnan province.
Sun Weibang | Conservation Biologist
Sun Weibang is a senior researcher at the Chinese Academy of Science Kunming Institute of Botany, Yunnan.
Ian Sinclair | Horticulturist and Conservationist
Co-founder of the Rhododendron Species Conservation Group, Ian Sinclair is a horticulturist who has worked for many years to protect rhododendrons in Scotland.
Hou Shen | Environmental Historian
Hou Shen is a professor in the Center for Ecological History at Renmin University, Beijing, and author of The City Natural.
Liu Huajie | Philosopher of Science
Liu Huajie wrote the book Bowu Rensheng (Living as a Naturalist) and teaches philosophy at Peking University in Beijing.
Pan Fujun | Scholar and Author
Pan Fujun, a professor at Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, studies plants in China’s literature. He has written a series of books including Plants in the Book of Songs.
Elaine Tann | Curator
Elaine Tann is a curator of Chinese painting at the National Palace Museum in Taipei.
Hu Jer-ming | Professor of Plant Biology
Hu Jer-ming is a professor in the Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the National Taiwan University.
David Younger | Gardener
Caretaker and owner of Eckford Garden––a large rhododendron garden in the Scottish Highlands.
Zhang Chao | Botanist
Zhang Chao is the associate director of the Huaxi Subalpine Botanic Garden, Sichuan Province.