Professor Camille Parmesan is the National Marine Aquarium Chair of Public Understanding of marine Science and Human Health. She currently teaches in the Marine Institute at Plymouth University.
Camille Parmesan’s early research centred around multiple aspects of the behaviour, ecology and evolution of insects and plants in natural systems. For the past twenty years however, her research has focused on biological impacts of anthropogenic climate change in natural systems. Her field work has focused on documenting continental-scale range shifts of butterfly species across both North America and Europe and linking these to regional climate change. She has received numerous awards for her work within the climate change field, has given seminars at the White House and has been featured in many popular articles for the press including National Geographic and Scientific American magazines and the BBC film series The State of the Planet with David Attenborough.
Professor Camille Parmesan is our expert on the theme of arrival. She will also be discussing the importance of the space programme to science education and understanding.