Peter Houlihan, Adjunct Faculty

Peter Houlihan specializes in coordinating and leading scientific expeditions into some of the planet’s least accessible and most threatened tropical rain forests for conservation, operating in more than 20 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Americas. A tropical ecologist and conservation scientist, his research has spanned butterfly conservation, insect genomics, biodiversity monitoring, coral reef ecology, primate behavior, forest biogeochemistry, and pollination of orchids. Peter is passionate about engaging and working with communities where he works and inspiring others to learn about our natural world. He has served as a Director for a conservation NGO (BRINCC) in Indonesian Borneo since 2009, and is a frequent visiting scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, where he is currently producing a documentary film. A multilingual photographer and videographer represented by National Geographic Image Collection, Peter fuses his conservation science with high-impact media to inform broad international audiences about our planet. Globally, Peter’s research, conservation work, and science communication have led to the establishment of new protected areas and is resulting in the documentation of species new to science. Presenting his research, Peter has appeared on camera alongside Sir David Attenborough for the BBC, across National Geographic platforms, and on PBS. He is a National Geographic Explorer, Explorers Club Fellow, Gear Tester for Patagonia, and an Affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Peter completed his undergraduate studies in Behavioral Biology at Johns Hopkins University and graduate research in Biology at the University of Florida. Personal website: peter-houlihan.com

Peter Houlihan, Adjunct Faculty