Dr. Mark Mallory is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, where he studies effects of climate change, pollution, and human activity on coastal environments (especially seabirds) in the Canadian Maritimes and Arctic.
He has worked in Nunavut for twenty-four years; in fact, his wife Carolyn and their kids (Conor, Jessamyn, and Olivia) lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut from 1999 to 2011. Although focused on birds in the Canadian High Arctic, as an international researcher, Mark's collaborations stretch from Alaska to Norway, and lots underway in Labrador and Nova Scotia.
He has written over 370 scientific papers, as well as the book Common Birds of Nunavut, and has led over twenty-five Arctic research expeditions. His work led to the creation of Akpait and Qaqulluit National Wildlife Areas on eastern Baffin Island, and the uplisting of ivory gulls to endangered status.
Mark has been appointed to the Arctic Council's CAFF C-bird committee and their AMAP Litter and Microplastics Expert Group, the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, and was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Canada Chair in Arctic Studies at the University of Washington. Mostly, though, he just likes watching birds.