Dr. Seth Stapleton is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota. Over the past several years, his work has focused on the development and implementation of new techniques for monitoring polar bears, including aerial surveys and remote sensing (satellite imagery). He also is currently collaborating with organizations including the Government of Nunavut and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources to evaluate biopsy darting, or genetic mark-recapture, as a monitoring technique in Baffin Bay and Kane Basin.
Seth dabbles in sea turtles as well; he runs a long-term hawksbill study in Antigua, West Indies, and provides technical assistance to another project in Bonaire. He earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, an MSc. (Wildlife Ecology) from the University of Georgia, and recently completed his PhD (Conservation Biology) at the University of Minnesota.