Malte C. Ebach has published extensively on the history, theory and methodology of biological systematics, taxonomy and biogeography. His research has taken him to various institutions and universities worldwide, where he has generated a large network of colleagues across science, IT, bioinformatics and the philosophy of biology. So far, Malte has written over 90 scientific articles, including 6 text books, a series of popular science articles and opinion pieces for high ranking journals. He is an editor for the Journal of Biogeography, Zootaxa, Phytotaxa and Editor-in-Chief of the CRC Biogeography book series, as well as a reviewer for over 20 journals. In 2010, Malte and his co-author Lynne R. Parenti were recipients of the Smithsonian’s Secretary Prize for the text-book Comparative biogeography.