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Heather LynchAssistant ProfessorEcology and EvolutionSchool of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences


Heather Lynch’s research is focused on uncovering the population dynamics and biogeographic distribution of penguins and other Antarctic seabirds, with a particular focus on untangling the effects of climate change, fishing, and tourism. Dr. Lynch has been at the forefront of using high-resolution satellite imagery to map penguin occupancy and abundance across Antarctica. These data are improving our understanding of penguin biology and their response to climate change.


  • PhD and AM, Harvard University
  • AB, Princeton University