Ian has a BSc and is a long-time, much-loved resident of Lord Howe Island. While Ian originally came to Lord Howe Island as a weather observer for the Bureau of Meteorology, he stayed for the natural history and is now undoubtedly a world expert on just about everything there is to know about Lord Howe Island. From glowing fungi to endemic cockroaches, and seabirds that fall from the sky - Ian is an encyclopaedia of information. And one of the most patient, generous people you’ll ever meet.
Adrift Lab is very fortunate to have worked alongside Ian over the past decade. He’s co-authored numerous papers, written eight books on the island’s ecology - including one that has a foreword written by Sir David Attenborough who Ian worked with while filming the Life of Birds series - and mentored graduate students, helping them find the perfect study location or liaise with other landowners on the island. Ian is also a highly regarded tour operator, offering unique natural history experiences on Lord Howe Island. To learn more about Ian, his tours, and Lord Howe Island, please view his website.