MUSÉUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
Bruno DAVID is executive President of the National natural history museum in France (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle) since September 2015. Formerly he was CNRS director of research, founder and former director of the laboratory Biogéosciences (Dijon), which promotes researches at the interface between life and earth sciences. Originally trained as a palaeontologist, he became a biologist, his works focusing on evolution of living as well as fossil forms. He participated to several oceanographic cruises in Antarctica and around the world, and dove with the submersible “Nautile”. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, and authored several books, the latest one entitled “À l’aube de la sixième extinction”, Grasset (At the dawn of the 6th extinction). For one year, he produces a short radio program on life and culture (“Le monde vivant”, France Culture).