Gilles Boëtsch

Gilles Boëtsch

Gilles Boëtsch is a senior Director of Research at the CNRS (the French national centre for scientific research).
From 1995 to 2009, he was director of the Bio-cultural Anthropology UMR (mixed research unit), and since 2009 he has been Director of the Environment-Health-Societies UMI (international mixed unit). He was President of the Scientific Council of the CNRS from 2006 to 2010. An anthropobiologist, his researches bear on the adaptation processes between human populations and their environments. He is currently working in Dakar on the relations between city and health as well as on the socio-environmental impact of the deployment of the Great Green Wall.
He published over 100 articles in international scientific journals and directed or co-directed some forty scientific publications including "Santé et société en Afrique de l'Ouest" (Health and Society in West Africa), CNRS Edition, 2015.