Pierre Lasserre#

Pierre Lasserre
Membership Number:303
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • Professor Emeritus
  • 2009 Professor honorary UPMC-Sorbonne Université, Paris
  • 2009 - 2003 Re-integrated Professor at Université Pierre et Marie Curie UPMC
  • 2002 Nov. End UNESCO secondment
  • 2002 - 1999 Director of the UNESCO Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice, Italy
  • 1999 - 1992 Director of the UNESCO Division of Ecological sciences, Paris HQs and Executive Secretary of the intergovernmental Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme
  • 2002 - 1992 Secondment to the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural Organisation UNESCO
  • 1992 - 1988 Chargé de mission (part time) on biodiversity and oceanology, French Ministry of Research and Technology, Minister Dr Hubert Curien, Paris
  • 1992 - 1982 Full Professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie UPMC Director of the Station Biologique de Roscoff, CNRS and UPMC France
  • 1982 - 1981 Professor of biological oceanography, Université de Bordeaux I, Talence
  • 1980 - 1965 Lecturer, senior Lecturer and Researcher, Marine Biology Station, University of Bordeaux at Arcachon, France

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
  • Ecophysiology and evolutionay biology
  • Human causes of marine defaunation in the ocean and coastal seas
  • The Ecological transition and climate change

Honours and Awards
  • 2006. MARS medal of honour 2006 was awarded to Professor Pierre Lasserre for his outstanding contribution by bringing marine science, policy and management aspects together at a global scale, and for his continuous support to MARS. Prof Pierre Lasserre accepted the award that was presented at the Triennal Conference of Directors of marine stations, in the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
  • 2005 Invited speaker, Conference « Science and Today’s visions of the World », under the auspices of UNESCO, Academia Europaea, IUBS, ISME, IVSLA
  • 2004 Co-Chair, International Conference « CoastWetChange », Venice, 26-28 April, sponsored by IOC-UNESCO and CNR.
  • 2001 Inaugural Conference of the new Chair on Marine Biodiversity, created at the University of Padova in its premises of Palazzo Grassi, in Chioggia, Italy (7 December 2001). Medal of honour.
  • 2001 Gold medal « Marin Drinov », Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2001 Co-Organizer of the International Conference of Experts on the Reconstruction of Scientific Cooperation in South East Europe, held in Venice, Italy, 24-27 March, under the auspices of UNESCO and Academia Europa, and the participation of ESF, to stimulate scientific cooperation with and within the SEE countries and between the rest of Europe.
  • 1995 Secretary General of the UNESCO International Conference on Biosphere Reserves held in Seville, Spain, at the invitation of the Government of Spain, with collaboration of the European Union, FAO and IUCN.
  • 1992 Academia Europaea, Annual meeting, Budapest, Hungary. Chair of Symposium V: « The Role of Oceans and Lakes in Ecological Balances. »
  • 1992 Invited Lectures on Marine Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, delivered at the University Santa Ursula, Rio de Janeiro and the Sao Paulo University (3-14 June), on the occasion of the UNCED Rio World Summit
  • 1991 - 1992 Member of the drafting group on Oceans, chapter 17 of Agenda 21. Adopted in June 1992, at the UNCED Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1991 Distinguished participant to the Workshop « From Genes to Ecosystems: A Research Agenda for Biodiversity », Harvard Forest, Petersham, Machassusset, USA, (27 June – 1 July)
  • 1990 - 1993 Member, scientific Council of the UK Marine Biological Association, Plymouth
  • 1989 - 1993 Président du Comité national français de la recherche océanique CNFRO/COFUSI
  • 1989 Member of Academia Europaea (n° 303), Section Earth & Cosmic Sciences, Research Area: Marine Biology
  • 1988 Invited speaker, Joint Oceanographic Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico (23-31 August) sponsored by SCOR, IABO, UNESCO
  • 1987 Organizer of the first Jacques Monod international Conferences, held at the Roscoff Biological Station, under the CNRS sponsorship
  • 1984 - 1993 Board Member of the Scientific Committee on Ocanic Research (SCOR)
  • 1984 Convener of the 17th General Meeting of SCOR, Roscoff, France, October 1984
  • 1983 - 1993 President of the International Association of Biological Oceanography (IABO)
  • 1982 Co-Organizer of the NATO Research Institute on ‘’Fluxes of Energy and Materials in Marine Ecosystems’’, Bombanes, France (12-20 May 1982), sponsored by NATO and SCOR
  • 1981 Organizer of the international Symposium on Coastal Lagoons, sponsored by IABO, SCOR, UNESCO, held at the University of Bordeaux, France (8-14 September 1981)
  • 1968 Co-Organizer of the third European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS), held in Arcachon, France, (2-7 September 1968)
  • 1968 Prizewinner of Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles Lettres et Arts, Bordeaux.

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