While he loves pretty much everything in the natural world, Nik really enjoys the quirkier side of nature, and has a soft spot for marine invertebrates in particular. He adores cephalopods and gets misty-eyed at the rapid, mind-blowing colour change and brilliant behaviours of cuttlefish and octopuses. When near the coast, Nik can often be found sploshing around in rockpools, poking around in seaweed and peering under rocks (carefully!), hoping to find intertidal treasures; a tiny porcelain crab, maybe, or perhaps a rare glimpse of a Bloody Henry sea star or shagrug nudibranch. For Biosphere, Nik dives into the research and writing, helping Roz to track down the best and most fascinating of the latest studies. He puts together the news in brief pieces for the magazine, and keeps on top of what’s happening in the busy world of social media. Nik completed his degrees at the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter, and holds an MSc with distinction in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology.