We are a team of ‘ice cool’ polar enthusiasts who believe that the Arctic and Antarctic are some of the most interesting places on this planet, even if they are the least well understood.
This site provides a helpful resource for anyone interested in the polar regions, from the climate to the animals that live there.
Everything on this site is backed by research and science with our resources referenced throughout. We have a strong editorial process with expert fact-checkers to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.
We pride ourselves on sharing the most in-depth and well-researched content on the internet. If you have any feedback, we welcome your comments via our contact page.
Who We Are
Here is our current team:
Kieren Windsor, Site Founder
Kieren is the founder of Polar Guidebook. After visiting both of the polar regions and meeting the scientists and tour guides that work there, he developed a keen interest in the animals, climate, and geography of the Arctic and Antarctica.
Dr. Jackie Symmons, Editor and Fact Checker
Dr. Jackie Symmons is a professional ecologist with a Ph.D. in Ecology and Wildlife Management from Bangor University and over 25 years of experience delivering conservation projects.
Jessi Henneken, Animal Expert
Jessi is a research scientist with a background in behavioral ecology. She has an MSc in Zoology from the University of Melbourne and a Ph.D. in science.
Vikki Smith, Animal Expert
Vikki Smith is a consultant ecologist and freelance science writer living in Christchurch, New Zealand. She has a Ph.D. in Ecology and a particular interest in invertebrates.
Gaby Pilson, Travel Expert
Gaby is a polar expedition guide and experienced outdoor educator with a passion for all things Arctic and Antarctic.
We are looking to expand our team with more enthusiasts, experts, and scientists so that we can bring even more insight to our readers. Interested in joining us? See our recruitment page.
At polar guidebook, our goals are to:
Things We Cover
This site is continually growing, and we hope to provide information about every aspect of life in the polar regions. Some of the things we cover include:
- The climate, geology, and history of the polar regions
- Facts about the polar regions
- The animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctica, and how they adapt to the extreme weather
- Impacts of climate change on the polar ice caps and how this affects the world
- Tips for visiting these remote locations at the ends of our planet
Get in Touch
Do you have questions about the arctic that you’d like answered or are you interested in partnering with us on a project? Get in touch and one of our experts or our chief editor will get back to you.