Dr Lorne Kriwoken
Born in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Lorne grew up skiing and mountaineering in the Coast Ranges and Rockies and worked for B.C. Parks after graduating from Simon Fraser University in natural resource management. He then studied environmental science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and then went on to work for Parks Canada in Newfoundland. Lorne moved to Tasmania, Australia and completed his PhD research in marine biodiversity conservation. He then completed an Australian Research Council Post Doctoral Research Fellowship on Antarctic environmental planning and management.
Dr Lorne Kriwoken is a special guest aboard:
Lorne’s first of 17 trips to Antarctica were in 1987 onboard the Canadian resupply vessel Lady Franklin, which visited all three Australian stations and Heard Island. He spent a summer at Law Base in the Larsemann Hills with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions researching environmental impact. Lorne has also worked as an environmental consultant for tour operators in the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Ellsworth Mountains and the Arctic. He has lectured on the Qantas Antarctic overflights out of Australia and on Antarctic tourist voyages from Hobart to the Ross Sea with visits to Macquarie Island and the sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand. Lorne is presently Senior Lecturer and Graduate Research Coordinator at the School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania and lectures at the Shanghai Ocean University, China. He will share his interdisciplinary research interests in polar tourism, Antarctic history, environmental planning and management, biodiversity conservation and ocean and coastal governance.