Dan Eatherley is a naturalist, writer and environmental consultant. He is the author of the forthcoming bestseller, Invasive Aliens.
Way back in 1995, with a newly-minted first class zoology degree from Oxford University under his belt, Dan headed for Bristol, UK, the centre for natural history TV production with fantasies of filming on tropical islands.
Dan went on to make a variety of documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, rising to the heady heights of assistant producer on two series hosted by Sir David Attenborough, Life of Mammals and Planet Earth.
He has worked in swamps, deserts and jungles around the world. He has almost been blown up by Krakatau volcano. He has encouraged a dead salmon to spawn in ice-cold water. He has (twice) provided moral support to ducklings as they leapt forty feet to the ground from a tree hole.
Dan's first book, Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper, was published in 2015 by Arcade (New York City). It's been described by Desmond Morris as "a fascinating book about a fascinating man" and by Steve Backshall as "an intriguing read". So definitely worth a look, then.
Dan has also found time to write articles on science and environmental issues for New Scientist, Scientific American, BBC Wildlife, Guardian and New York Post; more than 100 of them, in fact.
When not searching for giant venomous reptiles and plotting his next book, Dan conducts technical and market research projects on environmental sustainability issues for the UK government, the European Commission and the UN Environment Programme. He is currently a senior research fellow at the University of Exeter Business School.