Marion Tafani was the field team leader on Earthwatch's Of Mountain and Marmots: Climate Change in the French Alps expedition. She earned her Ph.D. at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, where she studied the impact of climate change on Alpine species, with a focus on the Alpine marmot. She has participated in monitoring the La Sassière Alpine marmot population since 2009. She is especially interested in linking science and local knowledge, and has previously worked on farmland bird ecology and community-based projects in sustainable development and forestry.
Marion Tafani last worked with Earthwatch in 2013.