Our experts tell you everything

Alerting, explaining, proposing... public and private actors rely on us to protect nature and prepare the future. Here is an overview of our expertise, which is in demand domestically and internationally...

Our staff are also experts! With 2,500 staff, priceless collections, botanical and zoological gardens, huge databases and, above all, a legitimacy based on almost four centuries of natural history, we alert, explain and put forward solutions to all those who are ready to adopt them.

At the crossroads of science, culture and society, our multidisciplinary approach to knowledge of living organisms and interactions between humans and the environment is a reference in France and throughout the world. The Museum's centre of expertise, created in 2017, is not short of reinforcements!

It relies on three major services, an inexhaustible source of data on nature:

It also involves engineers, researchers, technicians, as well as managers of naturalist collections and libraries, taxidermists, museologists, animal caretakers and even gardeners.

Baguage d'oiseaux

Baguage d'oiseaux

© MNHN - S. Forero

Détermination d'un papillon

© MNHN - O. Delzons
Relevés botaniques

Relevés botaniques

© MNHN - C. Thierry

Expertise de terrain dans une carrière de granulats

© MNHN - P. Gourdain

This expert panel represents a wide range of disciplines: ecology, endocrinology, anthropology, geology, bioinformatics, participatory science and specialists in various subjects related for example to biodiversity (amphibians, birds, insects, flora, fungi, habitats, etc.) or human and social sciences. Thanks to them, our establishment is able to shed scientific light on current interest topics and provide answers to the questions posed by public and private actors on biodiversity.

What is the aim here? For example, assess the impact of measures or projects on the environment or human health, or monitor animal population trends.

And the method? We review the current state of knowledge and formulate proposals based solely on facts, and not on beliefs. These interventions are particularly important given that faith in science has waned in recent years.

At a time of unprecedented crisis for biodiversity, expertise is more essential than ever...

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