David W. Nagorsen is a research associate at the Royal BC Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a mammalogist carrying out research, fieldwork, endangered species conservation, public education, and environmental assessments as a museum biologist and wildlife consultant. His interest in shrews and moles began in the early 1970s while working on a small mammal population study. He has authored or co-authored five handbooks on the province’s mammals and many scientific papers and reports.

Nick Panter is a retired biologist and an active volunteer at the Royal British Columbia Museum. He has worked preparing specimens and managing museum mammal collections starting at the University of Alberta, where he first became interested in shrews, and continuing at the Royal BC Museum. He collaborated in small mammal research with David Nagorsen and others over a period of 25 years. This work was mainly focused on the shrews of British Columbia and has resulted in a series of scientific publications and government reports.