Dr Bryson Voirin is a visiting researcher at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, a visiting scientist at the Smithsonian in Panama, and a wildlife neuroscientist at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany. His fields of study include canopy ecology, implementation of emerging technologies in the field, and sleep neuroscience. Bryson completed his doctorate at the University of Konstanz in 2013. Prior to that he was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany. He is an expert in the biology and ecology of two- and three-toed sloths. His PhD focused on the neuroscience of sleeping sloths. He is presently helping to develop a module on the International Space Station which can be used to better monitor the movement of wildlife. Bryson is also a freelance television presenter for natural history programmes and project management consultant.