Dr Olivier Dangles
Deputy Chief Science Officer in charge of Sustainability Science, IRD
Olivier Dangles is Deputy Chief Science Officer in charge of Sustainability Science at the French Research Institute for Development. His research, firmly rooted in an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability science, focuses on the response of biodiversity to global changes, both in natural and man-influenced ecosystems, mainly in the tropical Andes. He has been an associate researcher in several foreign universities since 2006 (Ecuador, Bolivia, USA), and is currently based at the Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, where he co-directs an International Joint Laboratory between Ecuador, Colombia and France. His work has been the subject of more than 200 scientific publications, five books and numerous scientific communications. He has been involved in various international panels including the IPCC, the conference of Parties for Climate and Biodiversity, the International Council for Science and the ERA-Net Latin America and Caribbean of the European Union.