Camille Parmesan-Nobel Peace Prize with the IPCC Parmesan Camille
Climate Change Biology, Conservation, Ecology
Camille Parmesan obtained her PhD in 1995 from University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change on wild plants and animals. Her research 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 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), named the "2013 Distinguished Scientist" by Texas Academy of Sciences, elected a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, and newly elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. 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.