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Camille Parmesan

Professor of Climate Change Impacts, CNRS, University of Texas, University of Plymouth

Camille Parmesan is Director of Research at the CNRS Station for Experimental and Theoretical Ecology (SETE, in Moulis, France) as a French "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. She has also authored numerous assessments of impacts of climate change on agricultural pests and on human health, through changes in disease risk.

Her 2003 paper in Nature was ranked the most highly cited paper in Climate Change (Carbon Brief, 2015). Her scientific awards include being the 2nd highest-cited author in "climate change" (T Reuters) and being named the "2013 Distinguished Scientist" by Texas Academy of Sciences. She has been elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Ecological Society of America and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society. She received the Conservation Achievement Award by the National Wildlife Federation and was named "Outstanding Woman Working on Climate Change," by IUCN. 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 at University of Texas at Austin (USA).


  • –present
    National Marine Aquarium Chair in Public Understanding of Oceans and Human Health, Plymouth University
  • 2000–present
    Professor, University of Texas at Austin


  • 1995 
    University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.