Over the past fifteen years, Peter Houlihan has lived and worked in tropical rainforests around the world, leading more than 35 extensive expeditions across 20 countries. A conservation scientist, Peter's research has spanned butterfly conservation, coral reef ecology, primate behavior, insect genomics, forest biogeochemistry, biodiversity monitoring, and pollination of orchids.
Houlihan has held a variety of research positions over the years and spent considerable time throughout Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Americas. He is passionate about engaging and interacting with communities where he works, sharing his scientific results, and inspiring others to have a greater understanding of our natural world; to communicate these messages, Peter speaks Spanish, KiSwahili, Bahasa, and is learning Malagasy.
As a photographer, videographer, and producer, Houlihan fuses science and media to inform broad international audiences about our planet.
Peter is a National Geographic Explorer, a Fellow of the Explorers Club, and an Expert for National Geographic Expeditions. His photography is represented by National Geographic Image Collection and he is an Affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Houlihan also field tests gear for Patagonia and speaks at various stores to share stories from his expeditions for conservation. On camera, Peter has appeared on National Geographic, PBS, and alongside Sir David Attenborough for the BBC.