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Dr. Michel BRUNET Professor, Chair of Human Paleontology, Collège de France, Paris; Member, International Institute of Palaeoprimatology and Human Palaeontology, University of Poitiers


1966 Philosophical Doctorate (Ph. D.) in Paleontology, University of Paris Sorbonne
1975 Doctorate (D. Sc.) in life Sciences, University of Poitiers
1992 Professor of 1ère classe, University of Poitiers
since 2000 Professor of classe exceptionnelle (PRCE), University of Poitiers
2000-2007 Head, UMR CNRS 6046 LGBPH (Géobiologie, Biochronologie et Paléontologie humaine) then International Institute of Palaeoprimatology and Human Palaeontology (IPHEP), University of Poitiers


Author or co-author of more than 250 scientific publications, these include:
Brunet, M. et al.: The age of the Sahara Desert. Science, 311: 421, 2006
Brunet, M. et al.: Evidence for Late Miocene Chado-Libyan bioprovince: a new possible dispersal ability for early Chadian Hominids. PNAS, 23: 8763-8767, 2006
Brunet, M. et al.: Tectonic Uplift and Eastern Africa aridification. Science, 313: 1419-1423, 2006
Brunet, M. et al.: Cosmogenic nuclide dating of Sahelanthropus tchadensis and Australopithecus bahrelghazali Mio-Pliocene early Hominids from Chad. PNAS, 105 (9), 3226-3231, 2008


Chevalier of the Ordre de la Légion d honneur
Officier of the Ordre National du Mérite
Officier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Prix Fontanes Prize of the Academy of Sciences, Paris, 1977
Lamothe Prize of the Société Géologique de France, Paris, 2004