Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2019
Camille Parmesan is Director of Research at the CNRS Station for Experimental and Theoretical Ecology (SETE, in Moulis, France) as a “Make Our Planet Great Again” Laureate. Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change on wild plants and animals and spans from field-based work on butterflies to synthetic analyses of global impacts on a broad range of species across terrestrial and marine biomes. Her expertise in responses of insects to global warming has led to participation in assessments of impacts of climate change on agricultural pests and on human health, through changes in insect vectors of disease.
She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including authoring the most highly cited paper in the field of climate change (Carbon Brief, 2015) and being ranked the 2nd highest-cited author in this field by T Reuters. She is an elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Ecological Society of America and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society. She has worked with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for >20 years, and is an official Contributor to IPCC’s Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. She is currently a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC 6th Assessment Report. She also holds the National Marine Aquarium Chair in Oceans and Public Health at the University of Plymouth (UK) and is an Adjunct Professor in Geological Sciences at University of Texas at Austin (USA).