Camille Parmesan

National Marine Aquarium Chair in Public Understanding of Oceans and Human Health, Plymouth University

Professor Parmesan is renowned for her research on the impact of climate change on wildlife, being the first to demonstrate that species are shifting their natural ranges in response to changes in temperature.

Her recent ideas on assisted migration, helping species survive climate change by actively moving them, saw her named as one of the 27 ‘brave thinkers of our time’ by Atlantic magazine alongside the likes of Barack Obama and Apple’s Steve Jobs.

Her pioneering research papers have produced clear evidence that plants and animals across the world are being impacted on by our changing climate, resulting in her receiving a range of international awards such as the ‘Outstanding woman working in climate change’ and a share in the Nobel Peace Prize as a lead author of the International Panel on Climate Change report.

Professor Parmesan’s work at Plymouth will include looking at changes in nature due to the changing climate and how this could impact on human health.

Experience

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

Education

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