Francis Hallé

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Francis Hallé (born 15 April 1938) is a French botanist and biologist. He is a specialist on tropical rainforests and of tree architecture.[1] He is best known for the first "Radeau des cimes" ("Navigating the peaks") he initiated with an aerostatic balloon in 1986.[2] He is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Montpellier.[3]

In 2010, he and Luc Jacquet started to collaborate for a Wild-Touch film project, La Forêt des pluies, a documentary about primary forests.


  1. ^ "13th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology". Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Botanist raises study for the forest from the air in Chile". Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Celebrated tropical botanist delivers last Centenary lecture" (PDF). (University of Pretoria). Retrieved 16 April 2012.

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