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Fabrice Genevois

Ornithologist & French-Speaking Guide

Fabrice is a freelance biologist with a special interest on birds. 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 work focused on the breeding behavior of the Blue petrel and led to the publication of several scientific papers on pair formation and mate choice in the context of sexual selection.

In 1992, he began working as a field guide and lecturer, leading groups in remote places onboard the Lindblad Explorer and Quark Expeditions icebreakers. In the deep South, his expeditions led him to the shores of the Antarctic peninsula, the Ross and Weddell seas, the “far side” of Antarctica, as well as most of the remote Subantarctic islands of the Southern Ocean.

Fabrice Genevois is the author of “The animals of the polar regions” (Seuil Eds., 2004), and co-author together with Frank S. Todd of the “Field guide to the Bird and mammals of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean”. More recently, he published two books on seabird ecology. When he is not travelling in the polar regions, Fabrice Genevois conducts field research on birds with the Museum of Natural History (Paris).