Stephen Lougheed is the Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, and Director of the Queen’s University Biological Station. His research combines leading-edge genomics, spatial ecology, eDNA, and modeling to understand species origins, maintenance of biodiversity, and human impacts on wild populations. His fieldwork spans the Americas from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic. He is PI and co-PI on two large-scale Genome Canada funded projects that seek to collaborate with Inuit communities combining TEK and genomics to manage northern species. Dr. Lougheed also leads an initiative to develop new metabarcoding and digital PCR tools for monitoring aquatic diversity – funded by a New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Innovation grant. He has taught over 50 field courses on four continents and won numerous teaching awards. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and multiple governmental reports.