Technical Manager, Rainforest XPRIZE
Peter Houlihan specializes in planning and leading expeditions into understudied and threatened rainforests all over the world for conservation. Regularly operating in more than 20 countries across Africa, the Americas, and Asia, Peter is passionate about working with local scientists and communities, and inspiring others to learn about our natural world. He has lived and worked extensively throughout the tropics, where he has led nearly 50 large scale expeditions and managed long term conservation programs, particularly in Borneo, Madagascar, the Amazon, Central America, and the Congo Basin. A tropical ecologist and conservation scientist by training, Peter is an Adjunct Professor for Johns Hopkins University instructing international graduate level field courses in tropical ecology and conservation, a Senior Research Fellow with UCLA’s Center for Tropical Research, a frequent visiting scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and an International Advisor for the Borneo Nature Foundation. He is also a National Geographic Explorer, Photographer with National Geographic Image Collection, Fellow of the Explorers Club, and a gear tester for Patagonia. Houlihan is the Technical Lead of the Rainforest XPRIZE.