Alex Rogers is a Professor of Conservation Biology in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of Somerville College. He obtained his first degree in Marine Biology at and a PhD in the genetics and taxonomy of marine invertebrates at the University of Liverpool. In his early career, Alex held Research Fellowships at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth and at the University of Southampton’s National Oceanography Centre in the UK. Since then, he has led the British Antarctic Survey’s Core Programme on Biodiversity before moving to the Institute of Zoology, a division of the Zoological Society of London, where he became a reader in Marine Ecology.

In addition to this, Rogers is the Scientific Director of the International Programme on State of the Ocean, and Scientific Advisor for the Global Ocean Commission. During his career he has advised or worked for various NGOs IGOs and foundations. He is currently participating in the World Ocean Assessment as well as teaching and conducting research at Oxford.