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About the speaker
Professor Alex Rogers is Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans; a Professor of Conservation Biology at the Department of Zoology and a Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford. He obtained his first degree in Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool and a PhD in the genetics and taxonomy of marine invertebrates also at Liverpool. In his early career Alex held Research Fellowships at the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth and at the University of Southampton’s National Oceanography Centre. Since then he has lead the Core Programme on Biodiversity at British Antarctic Survey and then moved to the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, where he became a reader in marine ecology.
Alex has worked for a number of governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations during his career advising on aspects of human impacts on the marine environment including the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE), the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the UN Division of Ocean and Law of the Sea, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and, most recently, the Global Ocean Commission (GOC). Alex is also the Scientific Director of the International Programme on State of the Ocean (IPSO) and Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development.
Current research projects are focused on the ecology and evolution of deep-sea ecosystems and shallow water coral reefs and human impacts on them.