Patrick Webb in Antarctica

Professor Webb, a British citizen, is a 19th century explorer at heart. He has a PhD in geography from the UK and is a Fellow of the renowned Royal Geographical Society (RGS). Patrick has lived and worked in some of the world’s most challenging environments, including the Sahara desert in Niger, the Himalayas in Nepal and Tibet, and tropical jungles of East Timor and Uganda. His interest in Antarctica was fueled decades ago when handling some of Capt. Scott’s artifacts at the RGS headquarters, including his personal sextant and stuffed penguin! Today, he holds an endowed chair at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition and an appointment at the Fletcher School. He undertakes field research in a dozen countries of Africa and Asia, but also serves as Technical Adviser for the London-based Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Food Security and Agriculture. This will be his second trip to the Antarctic mainland, which he is very excited to do in your company. His talks will focus on what polar explorers ate (past and present) when trekking through such inhospitable settings, and how cutting edge satellite technology helps us track and measure the vitality of the white continent’s thriving penguin colonies.