Dave Hubble works in Environmental Science for The Open University, where he particularly enjoys getting students away from their computers and out into the field. He has been a fan of invertebrates and their diversity since first encountering vast arrays of pinned specimens as a child visiting London’s Natural History Museum. As well as various academic papers, he has published an identification key to leaf beetles in the AIDGAP series (2012) and wrote the latest Status Review of the group (2014). As well as being involved in various Working Groups covering topics such as Pollinators, he is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, and organises the national Chrysomelid Recording Scheme. When not tinkering with small Coleoptera, he is a professional poet and artist, and is involved with various social and environmental campaigns.