Emmanuelle Porcher

Professor @ National Museum of Natural History, Paris

Emmanuelle Porcher, professor at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France, is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist studying the effects of human activities on biodiversity, with a special focus on agriculture. She seeks to understand how farming practices influence wild biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. She investigates the relationship between farming practice and biodiversity using field experiments, but mostly data from citizen science programs, such as the French “Farmland Biodiversity Observatory” in which farmers monitor biodiversity in their fields, using simple yet standardized sampling methods.