Lucas started to lead birding and natural history tours to Antarctica in 2002, and he also gives lectures on Antarctic fauna. He is considered one the region’s top tour leaders, with skills to lead tours throughout Argentina, Bolivia, Antarctica and Brazil.
Lucas obtained his diploma in Biology at the School of Natural Sciences and Museum of the National University of La Plata, Argentina. He worked as an ornithologist for the I.A.A. (Instituto Antárctico Argentino) at King George and Nelson Islands. Based in the Argentine Scientific Base “Teneniente Jubany” he carried out research on Southern Giant Petrels, Skuas and Penguins for an entire season. During his second Antarctic campaign, he spent five months at Refugio Gurruchaga, Nelson Island – which only hosted a small camp lacking comfort of any kind… nothing like the almost luxurious life that he enjoyed the first season at Jubany! Here he continued working with the above-mentioned species, but also with Gulls and Cormorants, focusing his Antarctic research on the breeding biology, diet, ethology and population monitoring of these birds. Presently Lucas continues doing research on birds, and he is now involved in some bird monitoring programs carried out by the National University of La Plata. Lucas lives in the city of La Plata, with his wife Macarena and his two sons.