Alan Marshall is the founder of the Ecomimicry Project and is currently a research fellow at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. As well as researching in Australasia, he has worked on environmental issues at several European universities and research centers, including the Institute for Advanced Studies in Graz, Austria and Presov University in Slovakia.
"Designer and scientist Marshall has collected compelling examples of eco-inspired designs, including a helmet shaped like a crustacean and an algae-fueled car. He also details results from the Ecomimicry Project, an environmental design project that bore ideas for sustainable landscapes, technologies, and artwork."
-Business Week "20 Great Summer Reads"
"[Alan Marshall's] Ecomimicry Project is a highly imaginative experiment in design demonstrating how the natural world may serve as inspiration for design ideas."
-Alan Saunders, ABC Radio National, Australia
"It's hard not to enjoy the attacks on nuclear power, gold, nanobots and politics...[Wild Design carries] some serious, and sometimes quite stimulating and insightful ideas."