Camille is a Professor at School of Biological Sciences at Plymouth University in Plymouth, UK and has been ranked the second most highly cited author in the field of climate change for the decade 1999-2009 by Thomson Reuters "Essential Science Indicators". She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geological Sciences – University of Texas in Austin, Texas, USA. She is soon to join the CNRS Ecology Center in Moulis, France, as part of President Macron’s Make Our Planet Great Again program.

Camille's research focuses on the impacts of climate change on wild plants and animals. Early work detailed behavioral, ecological and evolutionary aspects of insect/plant interactions. For the past 25 years, her focus has shifted towards biological impacts of anthropogenic climate change in natural systems. This research spans from detailed field-based work on individual butterfly species and communities to synthetic analyses of global impacts on a broad range of plants and animals across terrestrial and marine biomes.

Draft programme (more speakers to be confirmed):

13.30 Welcome and introduction

13.50 Memorial Lecture: The Spectre of Conservation in a Time of Rapid Change
Camille Parmesan. Professor at School of Biological Sciences at Plymouth University in Plymouth, UK and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geological Sciences – University of Texas in Austin, Texas, USA

14.30 Scientific discussion
Camille Parmesan
Respondent:
Alexandre Antonelli, Professor at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg

15.15 Coffee break

15.45 Panel discussion
Camille Parmesan
Björn Risinger, director general of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Rebecka Le Moine, conservation biologist, voted Environmental hero 2017 and parliamentary candidate for the Swedish Green party
Moderator: Toby Gardner, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

16.30 Concluding remarks

Event contact: Anneli Sundin, anneli.sundin@sei.org