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geographer , researcher

Alain Beauvilain, French geographer, researcher. Achievements include discovery of meteoric impacts of Aorounga and Gweni-Fada (Ennedi, Chad); discovery of the skull of Toumaï (Sahelanthropus tchadensis) and other fossils of Sahelanthropus tchadensis; discovery of a tooth of an Australopithecus bahrelghazali.

Background

Beauvilain, Alain was born on July 6, 1947 in Saint-Valery-En-Caux, France.

Education

Master of Science in Geography, University Rouen, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University Rouen, 1989.

Career

Teacher High School, Timbouctou, Mali, 1970—1971. Lecturer department geography University of Rouen, Departement of geography, Rouen, 1972—1978. Assistant professor department geography University of Yaounde, Yaounde, Cameroon, 1978—1989.

Head of French project for Chadian science research National Center for Help Research, Ministry of Higher Education, N'Djamena, Chad, 1989—1996, head of French project for Chadian paleontologic research, 1996—2000, coordinator of Chadian paleontologic research, 2000—2002. Assistant professor department geography University de Paris X UFR Social Security Administration, Nanterre, France, since 2003. Science mission, Algeria, 2006, Morocco, 06, Morocco, 07, Libya, 07.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of meteoric impacts of Aorounga and Gweni-Fada (Ennedi, Chad). Discovery of the skull of Toumaï (Sahelanthropus tchadensis) and other fossils of Sahelanthropus tchadensis. Discovery of a tooth of an Australopithecus bahrelghazali.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Les Peul du Dallol Bosso, Niger, 1978, Nord-Cameroun, Crises et Peuplement, 1989, Toumai, L'aventure Humaine, 2003. Founder, editor and co-author: science book Aerial Atlas of Cameroon. Founder, science editor (science book) Cameroon Geography Review, 1981-1989, Science Review of Chad, 1992-1996.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Master: Friends of Paleontology in Chad (general secretary 1999—2003). Member: Association for Help to Education and Environment in Gouro, Chad.