Marine Biologist & Ornithologist
Patrick Lewis was awarded a PhD for his research into the threats posed by invasive marine species in the Antarctic region and the subantarctic islands. He has worked on a number of other polar research projects, including the population genetics of island marine communities, biodiversity genetics of Antarctic terrestrial invertebrates, and climate implications for invasive establishment in high latitudes. Patrick’s conservation experience includes working as the manager for responsible industry in the WWF International Arctic Programme. He spent the last 7 months exploring the Arctic coasts of Svalbard and Greenland in a 35-foot (10.7 meter) yacht. After fleeing the arctic winter, he ended up managing a chimpanzee conservation project in Africa before heading to the warm shores of the Caribbean.