Born and raised in the most pristine areas in Central Asia (Xinjiang, China), Naerhulan has developed a passion for biological research. He earned a master’s degree in behavioural ecology at Beijing Normal University with a focus on the breeding behaviour of Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). For the time being, Naerhulan is a PhD student based in the Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath, UK, investigating social mating system variations and its implication in disease biology in the wild shorebird populations using interdisciplinary approaches under the supervision of Professor Tamás Székely. He also carries out long-term monitoring of Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) and lesser-sand plover (Charadrius mongolus) populations in Qinghai Lake, Tibet Plateau, China (37°00′N 100°08′E).