With an education in Aquaculture, Lee is currently employed at the Vancouver Aquarium as the Tropics Curator. Lee is an avid writer and photographer and has contributed to a number of publications.
The lectures that Lee currently presents include:
- Demonfish; South American Cichlid Fishes of the Genus Satanoperca. Starting with an introduction to the genus by way of the hobby "jurupari", the presentation covers the group of long-snouted, sifting eartheaters collectively referred to by aquarists as "demonfish". The first part covers basic husbandry requirements while the second part is an in-depth study of the ten formally described species and some of the "geographical variants" that find their way into aquaria. The presentation highlights the fact that this group of interesting fishes offers a wide range of husbandry challenges as well as opportunities for aquarists to contribute to the understanding of their biology.
- Of Pets and Projects; Aquaristic Approaches to Keeping Cichlids. Starting with an introduction to the concepts by way of some definitions, the presentation covers some examples of keeping cichlids as pets - purely for the enjoyment, and those kept and worked with as husbandry projects. A number of detailed examples of both highlight the range of effort, the associated husbandry challenges, and the opportunities for aquarists to contribute to the understanding of cichlid biology.
- Peruvian Adventures with "Arboreal Fishes" and Alluvial Deposits; The presentation is a blend of natural history and travel-louge information as observed in three trips to the Peruvian Amazon where in the flood season the author dipnetted angelfish from partially submerged trees and in the dry season had to wade through meter-thick muck just to get to the water! The presentation shows the habitats that were sampled and the fishes that were caught. Also included is information on keeping and breeding some of the Peruvian cichlid species collected.