Fraser is a Senior Geographer in the Governance and Policy team at Manaaki Whenua / Landcare Research. Fraser completed a PhD (Geography) at the University of Auckland in 2011. His main research interests cover Antarctica, terrestrial bioregions, environmental impact assessments, and land use and land cover change models. Currently, Fraser leads an MBIE research programme investigating the environmental pressures on the Ross Sea region of Antarctica, and continues to be involved in modelling the implications of various environmental policies and changing farmer behaviour within New Zealand. His strong interest in science to policy advice, led him to work on the Antarctic Environments Portal, a platform for science to policy advice to the Antarctic Consultative Treaty Meetings, in association with Antarctica New Zealand.