Dr Dino J. Martins
Evolutionary Biology, Entomologist, Artist & Writer
Take a grand tour with Dr. Martins of the shared history of humans and grasses in Africa.
Learn more about our connection with ‘the most overlooked plants’ and our wildlife, climate change, the economy and nyama choma!
Dr. Dino J. Martins is a Kenyan entomologist and evolutionary biologist, is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Turkana Basin Institute and a Research Scholar.
He currently leads projects on the biology vectors for malaria, trachoma, leishmaniasis and other neglected tropical diseases in relation to adaptation to climate, landscape and environmental changes in the Turkana Basin and Greater Horn of Africa region. His work has been featured in the Smithsonian magazine, the Guardian, TED, the BBC as well as in National Geographic.
Communicating and celebrating biodiversity is one of his passions and he has authored the ‘Insects of East Africa’, ‘Butterflies of East Africa’ (with S. Collins) and: ‘Our Friends the Pollinators: A Handbook of Pollinator Diversity and Conservation in East Africa.