Thea Bechshoft

Thea Bechshoft

Dr. Thea Bechshoft is a biologist with a Ph.D. in Arctic marine mammal ecology and toxicology, She has spent the past 15 years working with polar bears. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Copenhagen and the University Centre in Svalbard. She also holds an M.Sc. from the University of Oslo and a Ph.D. from Aarhus University in Denmark. After her Ph.D., she did postdoc studies at Aarhus University and the University of Alberta in Canada. Through her career, Thea has participated in extensive fieldwork with polar bears in remote locations in Greenland, Svalbard, and Canada, gathering the data and experiences that form the basis of her scientific work and popular science outreach. In addition to her role as PBI’s research advisor/facilitator for EAZA BearTAG, Thea is the author of the popular Facebook page, “Polar Bear Questions.”