Chris A. Johns




Chris A. Johns is a science multimedia specialist and PhD student in the Biology Department at the University of Florida, in the Kawahara Lab of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History. His current research focuses on Philodoria, a group of rare, endangered micromoths 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. 

Beyond Chris' work with Philodoria, his passions lie in wildlife photography, documentary videography, and graphic design – all tools that he uses to communicate unique and engaging media featuring the world’s imperiled tropical ecosystems and those working to save them. As a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and National Geographic Explorer, Chris strives to raise awareness about lesser-known taxa through a diverse array of conservation science multimedia.