Conference at the Auditorium
of the Gallery of Evolution
"In the Shadow of Ancient Crisis"
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
By Professor Bruno David, President of the Muséum
Registration free but mandatory. Limited places (80 pax)
Entrance tickets include:
Address and Access : 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris 5th
Take Line 6 at Pasteur Station in direction of Nation. Change at Place d'Italie
Take Line 7 at Place d'Italie in direction of La Courneuve. Stop at Censier-Daubenton
The Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle is a leading research organization for the study of natural and environmental sciences. Space, minerals, plants, animals, microorganisms and the relation between humans and nature are as many research topics.
The Muséum investigates the evolution of life since its beginning, from fossils to genomics. It manages global expeditions to record the extent of biodiversity, from rain forests to oceans. The planet is currently experiencing its sixth mass extinction episode. Understanding the present modifications of biodiversity and their causes in the light of the five past mass extinctions, together with the raise of new species that followed these catastrophes will determine our capacity to anticipate the outcomes of the current crisis.
Professor Bruno David is President of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle since September 1st, 2015. He integrated the CNRS in 1981 and became director of the laboratory Biogéosciences of the CNRS in Dijon in 1995. He was also deputy-scientific director of the Ecology and Environment Institute of the CNRS.
Bruno David is an expert of evolution and biodiversity, specialist of the Cretaceous fauna, echinoderms and today’s deep ocean fauna.