Patrick Pasquet

Patrick Pasquet

Article(s) published in the ECOG eBook:


Director of Research
Eco-Anthropology and Ethnobiology unit
Office phone: (33) 1 40 79 81 61

UMR 7206, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Email :

Muséum National d’histoire Naturelle,
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris-France



  • Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR), Biological Anthropology, Aix-Marseille University.
  • PhD, Physical Anthropology, Paris 7 University
  • Master Degree, Physical Anthropology, Paris 7 University

Scientific Interests

Physical Anthropology, Human Ecology, Nutrition, Nutritional adaptability

Professional Experience

  • 2003-present Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), UMR 7206: Eco-Anthropology & Ethnobiology unit.
  • 1998-2003 Director of Research , Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), UPR 2147: Dynamics of Human Evolution” unit.
  • 1984-1998 Researcher, CNRS, UMR 9935: Anthropology and Ecology of Food unit Dynamics of Human Evolution”unit.
  • 1983-1984 Research fellow, Association d’Anthropologie Appliquée (AAA), Faculté de Médecine des Saints Pères, Paris 5 University.
  • 1981-1983 Research fellow, Laboratoire de Physiologie, Renault-Peugeot association.
  • 1979-1980 Research fellow, Société de Biométrie Humaine
  • 1976-1978 Acting Instructor, Paris 7 University, Department of Biology and Genetics



1) Articles and books: n=137, h-index: 21

  • Simmen B, Darlu P, Hladik CM, Pasquet P (in press 2014). Scaling of free-ranging primate energetics with 
body mass predicts low energy expenditure in Homo (Physiology and Behavior).
  • Cohen E, Boetsch G, Palstra FP, Pasquet P (2013). Social valorisation of stoutness as a determinant of 
obesity in the context of nutritional transition in Cameroon: the Bamileke case. Social Sciences and Medicine, 96,
  • Said Mohamed R, Bernard JA, Ndzana AC, Pasquet P (2012). Is Overweight in Stunted Preschool Children in Cameroon Related to Reductions in Fat Oxidation, Resting Energy Expenditure and Physical Activity? PLoS 
ONE 7(6): e39007. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039007.
  • Pasquet P, Monneuse MO, Frelut ML, Simmen B, Hladik CM (2007). Taste perception in massively obese 
and non-obese adolescents. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 2, 242-248.
  • Pasquet P, Brigant L, Froment A, Koppert G.A, Bard D, de Garine I, Apfelbaum M. (1992). Massive 
overfeeding and energy balance in men: the Guru Walla model. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 56, 483-490.

2) Presentations: n=197, 82 invitations.



  • Master « Environnement, milieux, techniques, sociétés », Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris :
  • Master « Développement Agricole Durable », Paris XI University : Nutritional Anthropology
  • Agrosup, University of Burgungy, Dijon, Master “Sciences du goût”: Nutritional Anthropology
  • IHEGGAT, Reims Champagne Ardennes University: sensory anthropology
  • Department of Anthropology, University of Teheran-Iran: Human Ecology.
  • Master of Biological Anthropology, Cheik Anta Diop University, Dakar, Nutrictional Ecology.