Professor Christian Rutz has broad interests in behavioural and evolutionary ecology, advanced animal tracking technologies, conservation science and policy making, and research practice. A keen fieldworker, much of his research is driven by a deep curiosity about, and desire to protect, the natural world. Rutz is well-known for his studies on tool-using crows, his contributions to bio-logging science, and his efforts to improve research reproducibility. He is Founding President of the International Bio-Logging Society and Chair of the COVID-19 Bio-Logging Initiative. Rutz was a Rhodes Scholar, BBSRC David Phillips Fellow and Radcliffe Fellow, and is currently a National Geographic Explorer.