Chris A. Johns is a science multimedia specialist and PhD student in the Biology Department at the University of Florida, in the Kawahara Lab/Florida Museum of Natural History. His current research focuses on Philodoria, a group of rare, microscopic moths only known from the rainforests of the Hawaiian Islands. For more info, watch the documentary, read the research page, and/or view the Philodoria gallery for photos from the field. 

As a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and National Geographic Explorer, Chris' work focuses on raising the profile of lesser-known organisms through conservation science multimedia. His passion lies in wildlife photography, documentary videography, and graphic design – all tools that he uses to highlight the world’s imperiled tropical ecosystems and those working to save them.