Francis Halle

Francis Halle is a professor of botany at the University of Montpellier, France. A previous book, "Tropical Trees and Forests: An Architectural Analysis" (1978), coauthored with Roelof Oldeman and Barry Tomlinson, is one of the most frequently consulted in tropical botany. Professor Halle is a pioneer in exploring life in the treetops of tropical forests, using a blimp-borne inflatable raft that rests on the tops of the trees of the canopy.