Dr Mike Wells is a professional ecologist and ecourbanist, who has spent a lifetime at the interface between ecological science and human action and endeavour. Graduating from Cambridge as a Natural Scientist, he first worked as a field assistant in the Galapagos Island contributing to the seminal research by Peter Grant into Darwin’s Finches. It was there that both the great fragility and the great resilience of Nature became his lifelong obsessions. As an ecological advisor and consultant, Mike has spent the last 30 years attempting to integrate nature synergistically into human activities and artefacts. Working hand-in-glove with many esteemed designers over the years Mike has contributed ecological design thinking and components into many award-winning schemes and initiatives at all scales around the world: from country and regional environmental strategies, to new eco quarters in cities, to buildings that fully integrate biotic habitats to bespoke refuges for particular species.