The MNHN is home to ecologists, geologists, biologists, ethnologists, anthropologists, etc. This variety enables us to form multidisciplinary teams that can offer a cross-view of the subjects under study. This is a major advantage when attempting to understand the effects of a planetary phenomenon like climate change on the incredibly complex system that is our biosphere.
Denis Couvet, professor of ecology specialized in the relationship between biodiversity and human societies:
“In its study of climate change, the MNHN differs from other research institutes through its expertise in biodiversity, one of the fields where the phenomenon has the greatest impact. We are also a scientific institution that addresses the public. Lastly, our researchers look at humans in general, how they perceive themselves as a biological and social species, and how they interact with the environment.”
Climate change research at the MNHN
Over the past 2.5 million years, the Earth has undergone a number of glacial and interglacial...
MNHN researchers can be found from the tropics to the Antarctic. They study species and...
MNHN research also serves to anticipate the effects of climate change in order to prepare for...