Scientific coordinator of the Tara Oceans expedition.
He is a research director at the CNRS. He manages since 2010 the Environmental and Progressive Genomic Section at the Biology Institute of the ENS (IBENS, CNRS/ENS). Since 2009, he is one of the scientific coordinators of Tara Oceans and one of the scientific directors of Tara Oceans Polar Circke. Chris Bowler is an expert in plants and seaweeds biology.