Dr. Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard

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Deputy Director

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)
57 Rue Cuvier – CP 41
75231 Paris Cedex 05

Tel : +33 (0)1 40 79 80 41
Fax : +33 (0)1 40 79 80 45

Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard was appointed Deputy Director of DIVERSITAS, in January 2006. She holds a Master's Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Lyon and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France; and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Montpellier, France, on the relationships between native plant community diversity and its resistance to invasion by exotic species. Following her PhD, she did post-doctoral research, at CABI Bioscience in Ascot, United Kingdom, on the role of native plants and herbivores diversity on invasion by exotic plant species. She also worked at the University of Paris Sud XI-Orsay, France, on the relationships between plant diversity and ecosystem functioning.
Anne-Hélène also gained teaching experience at the Universities of Paris and Montpellier.
In 2001, she joined DIVERSITAS to assist the Executive Director with starting and launching the second phase of this programme. Her job, as Science Officer, consisted in developing and coordinating the scientific activities, in which DIVERSITAS is involved.
Today, her scientific activities especially include issues related to freshwater biodiversity, biodiversity and health, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.