Quentin Hiernaux is a Research Associate of the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS. He teaches at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he defended his PhD dissertation in philosophy on plant individuality. He is also a scientific collaborator of the Meise botanic garden. His research focuses on the history and epistemology of plant science, with a particular interest in the problem of plant behavior. He is more broadly concerned with the status of plants in the history of philosophy and in environmental ethics.