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Fabrice Genevois

Biologist

Fabrice Genevois is a freelance biologist who lives amongst the volcanoes of the Auvergne region, in the central part of France. His polar experience goes back as far as 1989, when he spent 18 months working as a field researcher on seabirds and marine mammals of the remote Kerguelen Islands (French Subantarctic Territory). His detailed observations on the breeding behavior of the Blue petrel led to the publication of many scientific papers and his work was awarded with the Dîplome de l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in 1996 (Paris, La Sorbonne).

In 1992, he began working as field guide and lecturer, leading French groups in Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland islands, onboard the Quark Expedition icebreakers. From then on, he was deeply involved with polar tourism, leading groups to remote places of the Arctic and Antarctic. As a biologist, the main subject of his lectures is natural history, especially birds and mammals biology and ecology.

For the past 17 years, Fabrice Genevois has been traveling extensively in polar regions and is now familiar with remote destinations in the Arctic like the Northwest and Northeast Passages, the Canadian High Arctic (including Ellesmere Island), Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Franz-Joseph land and the Geographic North Pole. In the deep South, his expeditions led him to the shores of the Ross and Weddell Seas, the “far side” of Antarctica, the Amundsen and Bellingshausen seas, the Antarctic peninsula and the South Shetlands, as well as most of the remote Subantarctic Islands of the Southern Ocean.

Fabrice Genevois is the author of “The animals of polar regions” (in French ; Eds. Seuil, 2004), and co-author together with Frank S. Todd of the highly acclaimed “Bird and mammals of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean” (in French ; Eds. Kameleo, 2006).