Ecophysiologist • France
“Arctic climate change might eradicate 40% of little auks breeding colonies by the end of the 21st century”
David Grémillet was educated as a marine biologist in France, Germany and Scotland and has been studying seabirds around the world for the past twenty years, with a major focus on Greenland and Svalbard and visits to the Falklands, Crozet and Antarctica (Ross Island). He is a senior CNRS scientist and leader of the Spatial Ecology Research Team at CEFE-CNRS Montpellier. Using miniaturised electronic recorders and thermodynamic models, he investigates the behavioural and physiological adaptations of seabirds to extreme climatic conditions, and their capacity to adjust to global change.