For more than a decade, Peter Houlihan has lived and worked in tropical rainforests around the world. Peter's studies have 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 works regularly with National Geographic as an Explorer and is an Affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).
Photo: Self-portrait (French Guiana)