Serge Wich started his biology study at the University of Amsterdam but moved to Utrecht University for his MSc on Sumatran orangutan feeding ecology. After a brief study of bonobos in DRC, he returned to Sumatra to do a PhD on Thomas langur male long-distance calls, which he completed in 2002. A subsequent post-doc position at Utrecht University brought him to Borneo to continue research on orangutans. In 2005 he joined Great Ape Trust of Iowa where he worked as a scientist until 2009 when he joined the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program and the University of Zurich. In 2012 he joined LJMU. Serge is a co-founder of ConservationDrones.org.