Darryl Jones is a Professor of Ecology at Griffith University in Brisbane, where for over 30 years he has been investigating the many ways that people and wildlife interact. He is particularly interested in why some species are extremely successful in urban landscapes while many others are not, and how best to deal with the ensuing conflicts. More recently he has been trying to understand more about the humans that also live in cities in large numbers, and how and why they engage with nature. This has led him into the strange and fascinating world of wild bird feeding and has resulted in collaborations with other researchers all over the world. He has published more than 170 scientific papers and six books, including The Birds at My Table (2018).