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CIAIS Philippe

Philippe Ciais

Aid of atmospheric composition and climate department, CEA

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Ecole Normale Supérieure of St Cloud (1986) ; Aggrégation (1988) ; PhD (1991) ; Post-doctorate degree (1992-94)

Researcher at the Laboratory for Climate and Environment Sciences (1994-2015)

Professor at the University of Versailles St Quentin in Yvelines (2011-2015) and at the University of Pekin (2013-2015)

Coordinator of the Chapter « Carbon and other biogeochemical cycles » of the 5th Assessment Report of the GIEC.

Most productive scientist in the field of Climate Change ( ) and among the 1% of authors which are the most quoted in the field of geosciences and ecology. Publication of 420  A-rank articles of which 50 are in the scientifics journals Nature, Science and PNAS.

Coordinator of several european projects ; supervisor for 40 doctoral theses.

Prize-winning project : ERC Synergie

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

Understanding the future evolution of atmospheric CO2

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Mostly in Gif sur Yvette

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

My research consist of giving reliable data in order to build mitigation measures and adaptation policies about climate change.