Michel Lebœuf holds a Master’s in Biology and has worked in a forest ecology research laboratory. In recent years he has focussed on media and the publishing sector, in the areas of forest botany, ornithology and general ecology. He is particularly interested in biogeography and issues related to the fragmentation of natural spaces. He is Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Nature sauvage and has written essays, novels, numerous articles and a dozen books on flora and fauna. He was twice awarded the Hubert Reeves award, crowning the best popular science writing in French in Canada, in 2011 and 2013 for his essays Nous n’irons plus au bois and Le Québec en miettes. He is also, and above all, passionate about forests – the deeper the better.