Yves Frenot began his scientific activity on the terrestrial ecology of the French sub-Antarctic islands (Crozet, Kerguelen, Amsterdam). His interest has focused on the role of man and climate change in the exceptional biodiversity of these southern islands, which are particularly sensitive to disturbances. He has carried out more than 15 missions in the past 20 years. He joined IPEV in 2003, where he served for 7 years as Deputy Director in charge of scientific programmes. In January 2010, he took over the head of the institute, which is responsible in particular for several research infrastructures: the Franco-German AWIPEV station in Spitsbergen, the Dumont d'Urville station in Terre Adélie, the Franco-Italian Concordia station on the Antarctic high plateau. The IPEV is also responsible for the support and implementation of scientific programmes in the French sub-Antarctic islands. Yves Frenot has participated in the Réunions Consultatives du Traité sur l’Antarctique since 2003 and chaired the Comité pour la Protection de l’Environnement du Traité (CPE) between 2010 and 2014. He was also Vice President of COMNAP (Council of Mangers of National Antarctic Programmes) and Member of the Executive Board of the European Polar Board until 2017.

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