Eric Berlow, PhD, is an ecologist and complexity scientist. He founded Vibrant Data Labs to develop ecological approaches for mapping and navigating complex problems facing human well-being. For WeTheData he led the research on defining ‘Grand Challenge’ areas using collective human input and network analysis. A TED Fellow, Eric is internationally recognized for his research on ecological complexity published in Science, Nature, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Eric was founding director of the University of California’s first research center inside Yosemite National Park, where his ongoing research focuses on data-driven stewardship of natural ecosystems.