Ornithologist & French-Speaking Guide
Fabrice is a freelance biologist with a special interest in birds. His polar experiences go as far back as 1989, when he spent 18 months working as a field researcher studying the seabirds and marine mammals of the remote Kerguelen Islands, a 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 on board 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 is the author of The Animals of the Polar Regions (Seuil Eds., 2004) and co-author, with Frank S. Todd, of Field Guide to the Birds and Mammals of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. More recently, he published 2 books on seabird ecology. When he is not traveling in the Polar Regions, Fabrice conducts field research on birds with the Museum of Natural History in Paris.