Anne Hélène Prieur-Richard

Global Hub Director, Montreal

Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard is Global Hub Director for the Montreal hub. She oversees the activities of the Montreal hub, focusing on Synthesis and Foresight and general coordination, as well as the overall activities of Future Earth as part of the Secretariat Executive Team. 

Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard holds a Master's Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Lyon, France. She earned her 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 plant and herbivores diversity on invasion by exotic plant species. She then worked at the University of Paris Sud XI-Orsay, France, on the relationships between plant diversity and ecosystem functioning. Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard also has teaching experience at the Universities of Paris and Montpellier. In 2001, she joined DIVERSITAS, the international programme of biodiversity science, as a Science Officer to assist the Executive Director with starting and launching the second phase of this programme. In 2006 she was promoted to Deputy Director and in 2013 to Director of DIVERSITAS. Her role was to oversee all the research and science-policy activities of DIVERSITAS and the transition of DIVERSITAS towards Future Earth.