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Friday 28 March 2014
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JPEG - 20.3 kb Philippe Bouchet, Professor at MNHN, is interested with the exploration and description of biodiversity, especially marine invertebrates. His research on vertical migrations of gastropod larvae between the abyss and the surface awarded him the 2001 Marine Sciences Prize of the French Academy of Sciences. Exploring for unknown faunas has taken him to expeditions in three oceans, as well as to a number of remote islands, with emphasis on the western Pacific, where he has coordinated several major international expeditions that have become the gold standard of biodiversity surveys. Bouchet’s recent work focuses on species richness in complex tropical coastal environments, addressing issues such as rarity, spatial heterogeneity and endemism. Bouchet believes in solid taxonomical work. He has authored major monographs and described over 500 new species of molluscs. He is also editor of several volumes in the Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos series.
P. Bouchet is active in his museum’s visiting curators programmes, and in programmes to produce global authority lists. Prompted by a concern for the attitude of scientists and museums to the biodiversity crisis, Bouchet leads a multi-disciplinary programme on modern invertebrate extinctions that brings together specialists of probabilities, philosophy, ethnology, molecular biology and taxonomy. He also serves as a member of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.
He took part to 30 oceanographic expeditions (PI for 12) on French, Indonesian, Taiwanese, Philippines and Spanish research vessels, with special emphasis on the South and West Pacific.
Other skills:
Participant in European Register of Marine Species (4th Framework Programme, Marine Science and Technology Programme), Fauna Europaea (5th), MARBEF Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning, EDIT European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy, and HERMES (Networks of Excellence, 6th Framework Programme).
Member of: International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature [since 1990]; Steering Committee, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS); Top 10 New Species Committee (
Member of (French) National Oceanography Committee, operating under IFREMER [1996-current]

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